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State forces Kan-Am Products to move; company also likely to expand into roofing

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  • Published Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 5:05 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 6:13 a.m.

WICHITA — Terry Donovan is planning to move and expand his Kan-Am Products, but only one of those decisions is his choice.

The business is moving from 1323 S. Bebe to 1830 W. Harry, which is between Seneca and Meridian, because the state is buying his property for road work.

"The overpass here at 235 and 54 is going to go over the back part of my building," Donovan says.

"They were fair on the property," he says, but he adds, "You never recoup everything."

Nor does he like to move.

"I hate it," Donovan says. "It's never fun."

His company, which he started in 1988, is a wholesale distributor of vinyl siding, vinyl, wood windows and decking.

Donovan's existing building is about 17,000 square feet on about half an acre. The new space is about the same size but spread over a couple of buildings on about three acres.

He says he needs the extra space because he's most likely expanding his business to include roofing materials.

"It takes a lot of room to bring roofing in," Donovan says.

He thinks diversifying with roofing can help the business.

"We just think to go forward we need that to make it viable."

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