Rooks County in northwest Kansas is the new owner of a plant where manufactured housing once was made.
The Hays Daily News reported that commissioners have assumed ownership of the four-building, 143,440-square-foot facility.
The parent organization for Schult Homes announced in January 2008 that it was closing the plant, citing market conditions and a shortage of labor. The plant had employed about 150 workers at the Plainville plant, making it the largest employer in Rooks County.
The commissioners plan to sell the facility and fill it with other businesses and jobs.
Rooks County economic development director Roger Hrabe says there's interest in the facility, but he declined to offer specifics.
Information from: The Hays Daily News, http://www.hdnews.net