Ken-Tron Assembly Manufacturing

Sometimes you just need help putting it all together.  That’s where we come in.  Ken-tron helps our customers assemble their products.

Ken-tron has the experience you need in assembly and in manufacturing.  In our assemblies we assemble parts and wire we have produced; plus components we purchase from other manufacturers.

Since the 1960s, assemblies have been a large part of what we do at Ken-tron Mfg., Inc.  Our experience in assembling components for our customers includes aerospace assemblies, electronic assemblies, automotive assemblies, and the assembly of many other final products and sub-assemblies.  Ken-tron produces assemblies using automated equipment and machines, employees, or a combination of machines and labor.

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Person working on circuit breaker in the dark

Those clicks that just woke you up were not reindeer on the roof; your power just went out. Not to worry, you still have that free flashlight from the insurance agent. Uh oh… Dead batteries.

No one understands how important reliability is more than Ken-tron. For decades, our customers, and their customers, have counted on Ken-tron battery stampings for reliable performance.

Our components make up batteries that power a full range of aerospace and military applications, as well as medical devices, industrial tools, and more. When called upon, these batteries must perform, and Ken-tron metal stampings are integral to assuring that performance.

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screenshot of New Ken-Tron GO-EDC VideoKen-tron Mfg., Inc. was excited to recently be the subject of Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation’s OBKY Local Look. Each quarter, GO-EDC produces a video profiling an Owensboro area business. Ken-tron, which began initially as Kentucky Electronics, has been a part of Owensboro, Kentucky’s business community since 1960.

GO-EDC, a public/private partnership, is the economic development agency for Owensboro and Daviess County. Formed to attract and to grow primary employers, to assist existing businesses with retention and expansion, and to promote entrepreneurial growth, this agency is a tireless advocate for the local community. Read more »

(COVID 19) Coronavirus

To All Ken-tron Stakeholders:

Ken-tron is proud to be a provider of essential manufacturing services. Due to the growing coronavirus, starting at 8 p.m. March 23, all nonessential Kentucky retail businesses will be ordered closed. Even with this shutdown of most businesses operating in Kentucky, Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. will remain open to supply our metal stampings and drawn wire to our customers. Read more »

(COVID-19) Coronavirus

At this time, there is no interruption to Ken-tron’s operations or supply chain caused by COVID-19 and its impact. We are closely monitoring the developments of the virus to ensure we are maintaining the safety of our Ken-tron family, the industry-leading service for which we are known and the supply continuity on which our customers depend.

Ken-tron has implemented measures in accordance with the guidelines issued by health authorities. To ensure the safety of our colleagues, we are keeping our people informed and are taking preventive measures throughout our facility. Including: Read more »

Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. solidified our presence in the aerospace industry through our participation in the Paris Air Show. Ken-tron was proud to participate in this truly international event in conjunction with the Kentucky Aerospace Industry Consortium (KAIC)and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (CED.

The 2019 show, at Le Bourget Parc des Expositions, is the largest air show in the world. Half-a-million square feet of display space was arranged with 2,400 exhibitors from 48 countries. This year’s show was covered by 2,700 journalists and attended by approximately 150,000 aerospace professionals from 128 countries. Read more »

Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. is excited to be exhibiting in The International Paris Air Show, the aviation and space industry’s largest dedicated show.The Show takes place every two years and is organized by the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association. In 2017 the Show featured 2,381 exhibitors and drew 332,000 attendees. The 53rd Show will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions, June 17 – 23, 2019.

The International Paris Air Show will bring together leaders of the global aerospace market to present and review the industry’s latest technological innovations. Read more »

Mayor Tom Watson, center, tries to get everyone to sing along as Chris Joslin, right, and Kristy Westerfield, left, of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum start “My Old Kentucky Home” on Friday at Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. to celebrate National Manufacturing Day. Photo by Alan Warren, Messenger-Inquirer/

National Manufacturing Day® with music. That is just what Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. did October 5th, this year’s day to recognize and inspire a new generation of U.S. manufacturing.

Special guests welcomed to the Ken-tron facility for the celebration included Chris Joslin (executive director) and Kristy Westerfield of the soon-to-open Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum as well as Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, a Bowling Green Republican.

At the celebration, both Joslin and Guthrie shared with the attendees they have been users of guitar stings developed by Ken-tron. Other notable artists who depend on Ken-tron strings in making music include Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Pete Townsend, Kid Rock, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, and Del McCoury — just to name a few. Read more »

Ken-tron Employee Spooling Music Wire


We’re pleased to share with you an article as it recently appeared in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. The article focuses on the 500,000 pounds of Music Wire we produce per year and where all of this wire ends up. But, it also gives a brief history of the company and touches on some of the other products we create and industries we serve.

We were particularly flattered by the description of the employment atmosphere at Ken-tron. We’re always looking for good people to become part of the family, so make sure to contact us about open positions.

Medical IndustryYou’ve checked your phone a thousand times. You’ve prayed a thousand more. You’ve talked to those waiting with you about how their family is doing. You’ve looked at all the magazines twice, but time seems to stand still while you wait to hear from the surgeon. You just want good news. We know how you feel.

Everything we do is important to us and to our customers, but some things feel especially important. When it comes to supplying medical wire and medical stampings, Ken-tron understands how important it is that these products perform as promised…every time.

Using the most advanced materials and some of the latest techniques, Ken-tron medical products carry out our policy of quality products shipped on time at a competitive price. You don’t necessarily want to hear about the on-time shipping or competitive pricing, but we build in the quality because we know you want to hear that everything is going to be okay.

Whether it is surgical device components or orthopedic medical wire or any other of a number of medical products we produce, we treat all our medical wire and medical stampings as if our family was the patient.

The Ken-tron family extends past our employees to all of our customers and their customers as well. The highest measures of performance, safety and reliability demanded in all our products, takes on a special meaning with our medical device components. Ken-tron applies almost 60 years of innovation and experience toward a positive outcome for you and your family.