Ken-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 »
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 »
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-Inquireremail@example.com
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 »
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.
You’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.
Stopping just in time, swerving just before impact, accelerating just to feel the power, checking the rear view just to make sure you’re still looking good (only when stopped please). Whatever you’re doing in your SUV, car, or truck, Ken-tron could be along for the ride. Our automotive stampings and automotive drawn wire are in most new cars produced in the US today.
Ken-tron Mfg., Inc. provides wire and metal stampings for automotive electronics systems, steering systems, braking systems, and interior systems. We manufacture our automotive products primarily for Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers, shipping to our customer’s facilities around the world.
Stainless steel, brass, copper, steel, nickel and a variety of other alloys are the raw materials for our wire drawing and metal stamping operations. Our AS 9100 certified systems guide us as we turn these materials into the components and wire you need. Read more »
As you see the contrail rolled out across the sky, you daydream about where that gleaming jet is headed. No matter the destination, Ken-tron is likely on board.
Using some of the world’s most exotic metals and our decades of experience, Ken-tron manufactures much of our wire and stampings for the aerospace and defense markets. Major international aerospace corporations use Ken-tron wire and stampings in applications such as propulsion, power storage, and communication. The quality and precision of our products made aerospace wire and aerospace stampings an obvious market for us to pursue. Read more »