According to a report from Construction Equipment, Great Plains Manufacturing has announced a $53 million expansion project and 750,000-square-foot building purchase in Salina, Kan. 

The company intends to begin operations at the new facility by the end of 2021, starting with Kubota compact track loaders. "We will plan to add approximately 130 new manufacturing jobs to our already 1,450-strong Kansan employee base as we scale up our operations to meet the growing demand for Kubota equipment," said Linda Salem, president and CEO of Great Plains.