Kinedyne facility celebrates two decades in business

LAWRENCE, Kansas — Kinedyne Corporation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Lawrence facility. The site launched its warehouse operations in the spring of 1990, soon after being acquired by Kinedyne along with other assets of the Cargo Control Division of Aeroquip Corporation.

Once devoted exclusively to warehousing the company’s cargo control products, the facility now has the capacity to sew and fabricate many of Kinedyne’s products, including strap assemblies and cargo nets. The site has evolved into a major hub for many of the company’s complex operations, from global purchasing, logistics and human resources to a fully-staffed call centre and a comprehensive quality control and testing lab.

“Since our manufacturing lines started rolling back in 1990, we’ve focused on insuring excellence in everything we do – from our production to our employees to the finished product,” explains Steve Atzeni, vice-president of operations for North America, who is based at the Lawrence plant. “This commitment to quality is deeply ingrained in our entire team. In fact, a large number of our employees at the Lawrence plant have been with us since the day we acquired the facility.”

The facility achieved the ISO 9001:2000 certification of its Quality Management System (QMS) in 2008 – the first such US-based Kinedyne to receive the certification. The plant also serves as the company’s primary site for the production of load securement equipment used by the US military.

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