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Business & Industry

Sedgwick's existing economic prosperity has attracted new businesses to the city and seen many older firms expand their facilities and operations. Far-sighted community leaders purchased and developed the Sedgwick Industrial Park I and II, attracting new industries and employers to the community.

Sedgwick Industrial Park I & II, located just south on Ridge Road, is home to some of Sedgwick's largest employers. Unruh Fabricators, Unruh Fire, WB Services (Woodco Industries), Green Energy Products, and TRS Trucking. The industrial park is easily accessible, only 19 miles north of Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, 5 miles west of Interstate 135, or 8 miles south of Highway 50. Railway access is also possible.

The Sedgwick Industrial Park II is now available for future growth. The city staff is actively working to create opportunities for more industries that want to call Sedgwick home. Companies relocating or expanding within the 26-acre park may be eligible for tax incentives. Call city hall at (316)772-5151 for information.

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The Sedgwick area's unemployment rate has been consistently lower then the national average and maintains a stable work force. The 2011 average unemployment rate for Harvey County was 6.5 percent. Residents of Sedgwick are employed at many of the local establishments, self-employed or commute to nearby towns, including Wichita, Newton and Hutchison. Other major employers in Sedgwick include, USD 439 and Sedgwick Healthcare Center.

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City of Sedgwick welcomes
Wilbur-Ellis Company to
Sedgwick Industrial Park II

WILBUR-ELLIS COMPANY REACHES AGREEMENT-IN-PRINCIPLE
TO PURCHASE ACCU-RATE SERVICES

December 16, 2013 - Wilbur-Ellis Company announced today that it has reached an agreement-in-principle to purchase Accu-Rate Services, Inc., a full service agriculture retail facility located in Sedgwick, Kansas. The location, which opened in 1980, services growers in south central Kansas.

"Accu-Rate Services and its staff have a great reputation and passion for servicing their growers; these are qualities that we look for when acquiring businesses," said Roger Fitzke, business development manager for Wilbur-Ellis. "We're please to move forward with the process of acquiring the company from Curt Grattan and expanding in this area of Kansas."

"I believe that Wilbur-Ellis, a family-owned company, is best qualified to take over the business in order for us to continue to provide the best possible expertise and services to our growers," said Curt Grattan. "After 34 years in this business, I too look forward to working alongside Wilbur-Ellis to move this process along."

To expand its service offering, Wilbur-Ellis plans on purchasing roughly six acres of land in the new industrial park near Accu-Rate Services' existing site.

Fitzke and Grattan were in attendance at the city meeting, 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2013 for approval of the land purchase.

Wilbur-Ellis' Agribusiness Division, a rocognized leader in crop production technology and the distribution and marketing of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, generates more than $2 billion in sales revenue.

The closing of the transaction is subject to definitive documentation, satisfactory completion of diligence review, and other customary closing conditions.

About Wilbur-Ellis Company

Founded in 1921, Wilbur-Ellis is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. By developing strong relationships, making strategic market investments and capitalizing on new opportunities, Wilbur-Ellis has continued to grow its business with sales now over $3 billion.

For more infomation, please visit www.wilburellis.com

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Sedgwick Area Businesses

Agri-Parts Data Service, 125th N. Old Hwy 81...(316)772-5438
Andale Farmer's Co-op, 202 E. 4th...(316)772-5141
A&Q Market, 103 E. 5th...(316)772-0077
Arbor Masters Tree Service, 10128 S. Emma Creek Rd...(316)772-5800
Bob Burks & Associates, 108 N. Washington...(316)772-0377
Burris Fabrication, 612 N. Jackson...(316)772-5714
Chapman Construction, 514 Ashton...(316)772-5697
Caddy Corner, 401 N. Commercial...(316)416-4081
Christian Church, 6th & Franklin...(316)772-0211
Coachlite Car Wash, 114 E. 5th...(620)664-6960
Coslett Roofing & Construction, 508 N. Washington...(316)772-5713
Convenient Software Services, 1220 Teri Lane...(316)737-1763
Cox Equipment Service, 5216 S.W. 84th...(316)772-5720
Cy's Hoof 'N Horn, 425 N. Commercial...(316)772-5329
Dean's Auto & Detail, 418 N. Commercial...(316)416-4027
Delange Seed, Inc., 610 N. Washington...(316)772-5388
Diversicare of Sedgwick, 712 N. Monroe...(316)772-5185
Down Home Jams & Jellies, 521 N. Commerical...(316)772-5271
Eighty-One Tractor Salvage & Supply, 10718 S. Kansas...(316)772-5491
Grattan Ditching, 713 N. Madison...(316)772-5823
Grattan Hair Salon, 610 N. Garfield...(316)772-5826
Green Energy Products, 250 E. Industrial...(316)215-0003
Hair Capital Barber Shop, 500 N. Commercial...(316)215-0077
Hale's Sales & Service...(316)772-5853
Independent Appraisal Service, 12445 N. Hoover Rd...(316)772-5181
Kansas Klassics, 407 E. 5th...(316)772-0021
Kilroy's Pizza & Cafe, 106 E. 5th...(316)772-0010
Kurt's Super Service, 9029 S. Emma Creek Rd...(316)772-5896
LDS Express Inc., 200 Industrial Drive...(316)772-0008
Legacy Bank, 514 N. Commercial...(316)260-3700
Little Hands Pre-School, 6th & Franklin...(316)772-0211
M & M Repair, Inc., 414 N. Commercial...(316)772-5561
McKinley Trailer Park...(316)772-5436
Mellinger Honey Farms, 202 N. Washington...(316)283-3262
Noone Discount Liquor, 103 E. 5th St...(316)772-0077
Over the Rainbow Daycare, 507 N. Jefferson...(316)734-1712
P & J Storage, 108 S. Madison...(316)444-2264
Photographic Communications, 513 N. Commercial...(316)772-5757
Plymouth Congregational Church, 402 N. Commercial...(316)772-5895
Realestate Company, LLC, 503 N. Commercial...(316)772-5000
Ring's Grow & Sell, Rt. 2...(316)772-5264
Salon Halo, 102 W. 5th...(316)416-4075
SBC Kansas, 525 N. Commercial...(800)464-7928
Sedgwick American Legion Post 268, 510 N. Commercial...(316)772-5212
Sedgwick Body Shop, 109 E. 5th...(316)772-5544
Sedgwick Elementary School, 406 W. 4th...(316)772-5604
Sedgwick-Halstead Veterinary Clinic, 110 E. 5th...(316)772-5194
Sedgwick High School, 400 W. 4th...(316)772-5155
Sedgwick Housing Authority, 211 Hymer Dr...(316)772-5354
Sedgwick Mennonite Church, 400 E. 4th...(316)772-9100
Sedgwick Lillian Tear Library, 501 N. Commercial...(316)772-5727
Sedgwick Recreation Center, 120 N. Washington...(316)215-0210
Sedgwick Senior Center, 107 W. 5th...(316)772-0393
Sedgwick United Methodist Church, 600 N. Commerical...(316)772-5252
Sundance Apartments, 200 Frances Court...(316)215-0112
TRS Trucking, 101 Industrial Drive...(316)772-9055
Timbucktoo Machine & Repair, 10003 S. Hertzler Rd...(316)772-0335
Unruh Fabricators, Inc., 100 Industrial Drive...(316)772-5400
Unruh Fire, 201 E. Industrial Drive...(316)772-5500
US Post Office, 415 N. Commercial...(316)772-5611
Valley Repair Service, 108 N. Washington...(316)772-0023
Voice & Data Connection, 435 N. Commercial...(316)772-5545
Wilbur-Ellis Company, 407 W. 4th St....(316)772-5292
WB Services, 203 W. 1st...(316)772-9084
Washington Street Storage, 212 N. Washington...(316)772-5369
Zee Trucking, 500 N. Jackson...(316)751-2063

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