KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) -- The expansion of Baldwin Filters' Kearney plant will be delayed because the anticipated price tag exceeded the expected $20 million.
Baldwin President Sam Ferrise says the high cost of materials made the price of the new warehouse and distribution center much higher than planned.
The company, which makes oil, air and fuel filters for engines, will rework the project to limit costs.
Ferrise says he expects the project will be delayed six to eight months with construction likely beginning in the spring of 2010.
Baldwin Filters employs about 850 people in Kearney and expects to add about 50 jobs over the next five years after the expansion.
Baldwin is part of Franklin, Tenn.-based manufacturing conglomerate Clarcor Inc.