KS: Triumph Group Moving Kansas City, Missouri-Area Factory to Kansas
26 Jul, 2016
Triumph Group, Inc. announced it is relocating its Kansas City-area operations later this year from Grandview, Missouri, to a new purpose-built facility in Edgerton, Kansas, to accommodate the company’s growth.
Triumph plans to occupy the new 156,000 square-foot facility, located in the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), under a long-term lease agreement with NorthPoint Development. The relocation to this new facility, being built by Clayco Construction, is expected to begin in September, after Triumph receives its certificate of occupancy, and be complete by late June 2017.
The Edgerton site was selected based on a number of factors, according to Rick Rosenjack, executive vice president of Triumph’s Precision Components business unit. “The LPKC development was chosen due to strong support from the state of Kansas and the local community in Edgerton, close proximity to an established training facility, exceptional logistics, and readily available space for future expansion,” said Rosenjack. “The short distance from Grandview, Missouri, to Edgerton, Kansas, also allows us to keep most of our experienced employee base intact, which is critical to continuity of production for our valued customers.”
“We value the strong relationship between the Triumph Group and our state and appreciate its continued investment and commitment to growing in Kansas,” said Governor Sam Brownback. “These types of partnerships are key to our success, and we look forward to the launch of this venture and others like it in the future.”
“Limited manufacturing companies like Triumph bring high-quality jobs to our community exemplifying the flexibility of LPKC to attract industries beyond warehousing, distribution and Internet fulfillment,” said Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts. “Edgerton’s streamlined development process coupled with NorthPoint Development’s aggressive speculative building program ensures we can quickly meet clients’ critical needs and deliver speed-to-market that cannot be matched in the Kansas City area.”
Triumph’s Small and Medium Parts Center of Excellence excels at machining and assembly of aircraft components made from aluminum and hard metal. Products include landing gear structure and assemblies, floor beams, thrust reverser beams, stringer end fittings, wing attach fittings, installation brackets, hinge arm assemblies and engine inlet assemblies. It currently employs approximately 180 people.
With the addition of the new facility at LPKC, Triumph will have three factories in Kansas: another Precision Components facility in Wichita (employing approximately 175 people) and a Product Support facility in Wellington (employing approximately 115 people).
Triumph’s Grandview site, located at 4020 East 138th is currently listed for sale. This multi-building campus of approximately 84,000 square feet was built in 1973 and acquired by Triumph in 1998.
Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pa., designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.