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SKF To Close Seneca Manufacturing Plant In Company Consolidation Effort

A Seneca manufacturing mainstay the past forty plus years has announced that it will close, eliminating 170 local jobs.

Work will be transitioned to a Salt Lake City plant over the next eighteen months for SKF USA, which manufactures industrial oil shaft seals. The Swedish owned company has promised lucrative incentives to retain employees with the company, although those positions would be transferred.

Work from another SKF plant in Hobart, Oklahoma was moved to Seneca two years ago. Idling the Seneca plant will impact not only jobs locally, but city tax and utility revenues as well.


SKF consolidates industrial seals manufacturing footprint in North America

2017 October 24, 16:30 CEST
Gothenburg, 24 October 2017: SKF intends to consolidate its North American industrial seals manufacturing footprint. As part of the process, SKF intends to close its manufacturing site in Seneca, Kansas. Production will be transferred to other sites in North America, the development and manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City, where investments are being made in increasing technical capabilities and capacity.

The consolidation process supports SKF’s long-term ambition of integrating regional manufacturing, engineering and technology efforts, adding more value for customers.

The transfer from Seneca will take place over the next 18 months and will impact approximately 170 staff.

Aktiebolaget SKF
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SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2016 were SEK 72 589 million and the number of employees was 44 868. http://www.skf.com

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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