E.C. Manufacturing, a manufacturer of advanced, small electrical components announced earlier this month that they will open operations in Shawnee, Kan., part of the Kansas City area.

The company is expected to create 252 new jobs over the next three years and make an estimated capital investment of more than $6 million.  

"It's great to begin the year with a significant number of advanced manufacturing jobs completely new to our region, and we’re thrilled to see these jobs locate here and not overseas," said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council.  

E.C. Manufacturing is affiliated with Heatron, a Kansas-based company specializing in thermal management and heating element design and solutions, as well as LED Integration.  

The Kansas City region is home to some of the world’s most advanced manufacturing operations including Garmin International, Honeywell Aerospace Electronic Systems and Harley-Davidson Motor Company.