Demand driving up jobs for construction products manufacturing

As the housing market continues its steady recovery, the demand for building products and supplies is helping to create more jobs in Kansas and Maryland.

In Kansas, Caterpillar Incorporated announced it will be expanding its Wamego plant that produces tool attachments for construction equipment.

The Wall Street Journal reports the expansion will result in approximately 120 new jobs, with hiring expected to begin immediately.

Vice president of Caterpillar's work tool business Bill Springer said the company has been growing across the U.S due to global demand for construction equipment

"Many of the products we make in Wamego end up being exported all over the world, and this expansion will position our operations in Wamego to grow and meet the expected increase in customer demand," Springer stated.

In Maryland, California-based Evolve Composites has announced that it will be expanding its presence in the northeast with a new plant in Hancock.

According to The Associated Press, the company, which produces lightweight concrete building products, will create more than 60 new jobs over the next three years at former Fleetwood Travel Trailer plant.

The company has also recently opened new facilities in Florida and Alabama.