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GE will move 170 positions from its air filtration division to the Sprint campus

Updated: 2013-06-21T22:48:48Z

By BEN UNGLESBEE

The Kansas City Star

General Electric said Friday that it will move 170 positions from its air filtration division in Raytown and Louisville, Ky., to the Sprint campus in Overland Park.

The company said it no longer needs the large office building at 8800 East 63rd St. in Raytown that has housed the division’s headquarters for the past 30 years. Lori Ragsdale, a GE spokeswoman, said the company plans to sell the Raytown building.

The division, which is part of GE Power and Water, has manufacturing centers in Lee’s Summit and Slater, Mo. It recently added 100 manufacturing jobs in Slater.

GE will join several firms in recent years to move into the 200-acre, 3.9 million-square-foot Sprint campus at 119th Street and Nall Avenue. JPMorgan Retirement Plan Services, CareCentrix and Apria Healthcare are among the recent tenants of the complex.

Ragsdale said the company expects to receive tax incentives through the Promoting Employment Across Kansas program, which allows a company that creates jobs in Kansas to keep 95 percent of its employees’ state income taxes for up to five to seven years.

The move is tentatively scheduled for late August.

To reach Ben Unglesbee, call 816-234-4072 or send email to bunglesbee@kcstar.com.

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