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Concrete plant looks at locating in Maize

Maize is being considered for a plant that manufactures pre-cast concrete forms.

Tindall Corp. is attempting to put a plant in the region and is examining several locations in Kansas and Nebraska, said Maize Mayor Clair Donnelly.

Tindall is interested in building pads for wind turbines, he said. The $15 million to $20 million plant would create 200 to 400 jobs.

A Tindall spokesman could not be reached Wednesday.

The 200-acre Maize site has highway and rail access, and sand nearby. The proposal put together by the city of Maize includes securing the site and extending utilities.

Vicki Pratt Gerbino, executive director of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, declined comment.

Tindall, a private company based in Spartanburg, S.C., makes a variety of pre-cast concrete structures for facilities such as parking decks, schools and prisons.

The company recently designed a tall concrete base for wind turbines that would allow the turbines to reach more than 350 feet.

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