Kinedyne Ala. Expansion Improves Efficiencies
Kinedyne LLC, a global manufacturer and distributor of cargo control products for a variety of industries including recreational vehicle, announced that it is poised to complete a major relocation, consolidation and expansion effort designed to make the company more efficient, competitive and responsive to customer needs.
According to a press release, an expanded 200,000-square-foot facility in Prattville, Ala., will now house a wide range of employees specializing in engineering, manufacturing, quality control, supply chain management, customer service and government contracts. The move came as a result of a strategic plan initiated by the company’s leadership, aimed at achieving gains in overall speed, efficiency, productivity and improvements resulting from a unified corporate culture.
“Ours is an extremely competitive marketplace,” said Steve Atzeni, vice president of North American operations for Kinedyne. “This consolidation of talent and resources will help Kinedyne stay as competitive in the next 50 years as it has been for the last 50.”
Previous to the move, the company’s engineering and quality control functions primarily resided at its Branchburg, N.J., and Lawrence, Kan., locations, while manufacturing, quality control, supply chain management, customer service and government contract staff were spread across locations in Nevada, Alabama and Kansas.
The company maintains offices in all previous locations, with the exception of Kansas, and some staff took advantage of relocation options. Even with the closing of the Kansas facility, Kinedyne expects the net increase in jobs to total about 40 new positions in Prattville, resulting from the growth of business opportunities nationwide.
The Prattville manufacturing operation includes equipment dedicated to the weaving of webbing, finishing and sewing, creating everything from cargo nets, to tow straps, to helicopter slings and Kinedyne’s renowned load securement straps. The facility also has a test lab with extensive capabilities, including those assessing webbing load capacity and breaking strength.
The Alabama plant is also responsible for the manufacturing of Kinedyne’s Kaptive Beam Decking System, which enables users to increase asset utility by increasing a trailer’s load density by up to 50%.