Tulsa, Okla.-based Mill Creek has plans to open a showroom, door shop and truss manufacturing plant in northern Wichita, Kan., according to an article in the Wichita Eagle.
Jeff Dunn, Mill Creek’s president, told the newspaper he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the city and wants to position the company for the inevitable upturn in new-home building.
“In the markets we’re in, we’re seeing modest growth over the last couple of years, and that’s a lot better than where we’ve come from,” Dunn said.
Mill Creek Lumber & Supply has leased 37,000 sq. ft. of a larger facility and plans to open on July 1, the report said. The expansion includes the transfer of about 16 employees from Mill Creek’s Belle Plaine truss shop, which will be closed. Additional personnel will also be hired.
Mill Creek operates 36 locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The company sells lumber and building materials, flooring, kitchen and bath, and other home improvements products.