Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) held a ribbon-cutting celebration today at its new factory in Edgerton, Kan. The company began relocating its Kansas City-area operations from Grandview, Mo., to this new facility last month and expects the move to be complete by June 2017.
Joining Triumph Precision Components Executive Vice President Rick Rosenjack in the ceremony were Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts.
The new 156,000-square-foot manufacturing plant is located within the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) and was built to accommodate the company’s growth and expanding technologies. The factory is Triumph’s new Small and Medium Parts Center of Excellence, which excels at the machining and assembly of aircraft components made from aluminum and various hard metal alloys. Products include landing gear structure and assemblies, seat/cargo tracks, floor beams, thrust reverser beams, stringer end fittings, wing attach fittings, installation brackets, hinge arm assemblies and engine inlet assemblies.
“This is a great day for our state and the community and highlights the vibrancy of our aerospace sector,” said Governor Sam Brownback. “We thank the Triumph Group for their continued investment and long term commitment to growing their operations in Kansas. We are pleased to have such a strong partnership with the Triumph Group as evidenced by them now having three plants in our state and know this will be a successful relationship for many years to come.”
“The City of Edgerton is excited to welcome Triumph to Logistics Park Kansas City. We hope that by relocating to LPKC, the company will exceed its growth goals and have continued success,” commented Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts. “LPKC was designed for -companies like Triumph, who invest in our community by bringing new jobs and other opportunities.”
“Triumph is pleased to locate an advanced manufacturing operation in Kansas,” said Rick Rosenjack, executive vice president of Triumph Precision Components. “We selected the LPKC development 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 to Edgerton also allows us to retain a majority of our experienced employees, which is critical to continuity of production for our valued customers.”
With the addition of the new facility at LPKC, Triumph now has three factories in Kansas with approximately 500 employees. The other Kansas sites are the Triumph Precision Components facility in Wichita and a Product Support facility in Wellington.
Construction Facts about Triumph’s Edgerton Facility:
- Site clearing began: April 29, 2016
- Certificate of occupancy: Sept. 8, 2016
- Total elapsed time: 132 calendar days
- Time lost to weather: 24 days (wettest summer in recent history)
- Net productive construction days: 108
- 156,000 square feet of interior space with a clear height of 32 feet
- Environmentally controlled with temperature: +/- 30 F
- Cubic yards of concrete placed: 13,865
- Rebar installed: 125 tons
- Structural steel installed: 1,200 tons
- Loss-time injuries: 0
- Construction credits: NorthPoint Development and the Clayco Construction team of contractors; KCP&L and the City of Edgerton Utilities.
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.
More information about Triumph can be found on the company’s website at http://www.triumphgroup.com.