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Major Employers

The local employers benefit greatly from the strong Midwestern values and work ethic inspired by a rich agricultural background.

Besides government services (City of Clay Center and Clay County); healthcare services (Clay Center Family Physicians PA and Clay County Medical Center); and educational services (Clay County Head Start and USD 379 Clay County School District); the largest employers in Clay County are:

Girton Propane Service, Inc. is a transporter of different types of liquid commodities: propane, herbicides, pesticides, oil/grease, ethanol, NH3, fertilizers, natural gas, liquefied petroleum, and other chemicals.  The company operates a fleet of approximately 80 trucks and around 150 trailers, equipped with hydraulic PTO’s, air compressors and Qualcomm systems.  Girton Propane Services Inc. uses trailers, such as MC331 Pressure Trailers, DOT 407 Stainless Trailers, DOT 407 Dedicated Stainless Trailers and DOT 406 Aluminum Trailers.

Hutchinson/Mayrath, a division of Global Industries, supplies grain and material handling equipment throughout the world.  The company’s diversified product line includes portable conveyors, grain pump loop systems, farm and commercial unloading equipment, utility and feeder systems augers, custom tube and u-trough augers and en-masse and belt conveyors.

Leiszler Oil Company, Inc. can meet practically any wholesale customer’s needs.  Whether a customer uses 8,000 gallons of fuel a month or 1,000,000, Leiszler Oil has a solution to fit their needs.  Leiszler Oil offers both branded and unbranded programs as well as providing credit card solutions.  Operating Leiszler Transport Service allows them to deliver fuel on time and at a good price.

Ray's Apple Market, modern stores with old-fashioned service, has been in operation since 1965 and grown to include seven stores in the North Central Kansas area.  The business was grown on exceptional customer service, product variety, quality, and value, and extensive community involvement along with the knowledge gained from living and working in their own stores.

TSI Kansas, Inc. has a professional office staff with over 100 years of transportation experience and drivers who are professional, courteous, and knowledgeable about the challenges presented to today’s drivers.  One of the premier transportation companies in the North Central Kansas region, they have a fleet of 49 tractors and over 130 trailers of various configurations including flatbeds, vans, reefers, and most recently wind generator blade trailers to meet the ever-growing needs of their customer base.  TSI has an in-house licensed and bonded brokerage company that handles overflow freight.

GT Mfg.Inc has manufactured their quality Grain Dryers in Clay Center, KS USA since 1953.They have shipped and sold their dryers worldwide since 1962 (currently over 64 different countries and expanding). They are known as the worldwide leader in the batch grain dryer field. They still sell parts and provide service for dryers that are over 50 years old and many that are still in operation in foreign countries after 40 years.

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