PKM Steel Service to add 20 jobs in Salina

PKM Steel Service is investing $250,000 in an expansion that will create 20 additional full-time jobs in Salina.

PKM Steel produces heavy and intermediate structural steel for industrial and commercial building.

The expansion is the result of PKM gaining a major new customer, according to the announcement made by the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Department of Commerce.

It will allow the company to continue improvements in research development, testing, fabricating, design and painting, the company said in a statement.

“It’s a success story here in Salina,” PKM chief operating officer Mark Hamade said. “We have hiring going on. We have new jobs…. We are convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day we are not just betting on strategies, we are betting on people from the community and the city of Salina.”

The news is good for Salina, said Salina Area Chamber of Commerce president Dave Lauver in the statement. “These are quality jobs that communities throughout the region are competing for.”