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Dec. 9, 2011ATCHISON, KS |  By: Wayman

Employer Expansion

An north east Kansas employer announces it's creating more jobs.

MGP Ingredients says it's adding 25 new positions in the next 5 years. The median wage will be $60,000. MGP Ingredients produces specialty proteins, starches and other food-grade products. Company officials say they will invest another 30 million dollars in upgrades to their facilities and equipment at their corporate headquarter plant in Atchison to increase production capacity. MGP already employs about 200 workers.