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Wichita Business Directory: Manufacturing

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Aircraft Manufacturing

Aircraft manufacturing in WichitaWichita ranks first in the world in production of general aviation aircraft and is also an important centre for military aircraft manufacture.

Learjet, now owned by Bombardier, Beech Aircraft, now owned by Hawker, and Cessna, now a Textron company, remains in Wichita because of their large manufacturing equipment investments and a skilled labor pool. About two-thirds of Wichita's manufacuturing base is made up of airplane building, employing about 44,000 people.

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  • Ametek B & S Aircraft Parts - FAA approved repair station with the ability to overhaul / repair starter generators, fuel systems, boost pumps and more.
  • Apex Engineering Inc. - Aircraft parts and assemblies
  • The Boeing Company - Engineering, fabrication, assembly and modification for both commercial and military aircraft.
  • Bombardier Aerospace - Manufacturer of Advanced Business Jet Aircraft. The world's fourth largest manufacturer of civil aircraft.
  • Cessna Aircraft Company - Worldwide headquarters supporting a fleet of 2,400 Citation jets and 150,000 piston and turboprop aircraft.
  • Excel Manufacturing, Inc. - Aircraft structural component, commercial precision parts, machining and sheet metal fabrication
  • Graco Supply Co. - Quality adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, primers, lubricants, tapes, cleaners and MRO products for the Aerospace, Aircraft and Industrial markets.
  • H & H Tool LLC - Full line of Monogram Wedgelock fasteners and tooling.
  • Harlow Aerostructures LLC - Produce components from large bulkheads, spars, chords, stringers, to small bushings, bolts, pins and bearings.
  • Hawker Beechcraft - Worldwide headquarters and principal business aviation manufacturing site.
  • L & M Aircraft LLC - Distributor of aircraft parts for corporate and light planes that are not readily available through ordinary distributors or manufacturing channels.
  • Spirit AeroSystems - The world's largest supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components.

Besides aircraft construction, other important economic activities include: oil refining, grain processing and storage, and livestock marketing. Farm and ranch production rank Kansas first in wheat and sorghum grains and is also high among the U.S. states in beef, veal, hogs, and wild hay. Kansas farmers reclaimed their number one ranking for wheat export sales in 1997.

Other Manufacturing

According to the Wichita Eagle, during the past 15 years, manufacturing's piece of the local employment pie has held steady at about 26 percent.

  • Architectural Art Mfg., Inc. - Extruded metal expansion joint covers and trench / access covers
  • BG Products, Inc. - Manufactures and distributes a broad line of specialty lubricants, greases and chemicals
  • Center Industries Corporation - Nonprofit Manufacturing Company
  • Chance Industries, Inc. - Builds quality amusement products for all areas of the amusement industry. Chance Rides is the largest manufacturer of amusement rides in America.
  • Electromech Technologies - Custom design and manufacturing facility specializing in electromechanical equipment
  • Galaxy Audio - Manufactures professional audio equipment
  • Great Plains Industries - Design, manufacturing, and marketing liquid handling products for the chemical and petroleum industries
  • Greenway Electric - Specializing in Automated Process Control Systems
  • High Touch, Inc. - Automation products and support
  • Insul-Vest - Manufacturer of high temperature insulation blankets
  • Isodyne, Inc. - Tool-less Braid Termination System
  • Koch IndustriesKoch Industries, Inc. is the second largest privately held company in America with interests in oil, gas, chemicals, chemical technology, agriculture, construction materials, real estate, capital services and financial investments.
  • Liquidynamics - Manufacturers and suppliers of Commercial/ Industrial liquid handling equipment and components
  • LS Industries - Manufactures standard models of air and airless blasting systems, aqueous washing systems, vibratory deburring equipment, powder coat cure ovens, dust collectors, conveyors as well as custom engineered equipment
  • MSI Automation - Your direct source for induction heating, saw blade brazing machines, and heat treating equipment.
  • Quality Tool Service - Tool Grinding
  • Sharpline Converting, Inc. - Manufacturer of decorative pressure sensitive vinyl graphics for use on automobiles, recreational vehicles, marine products, and for architectural signage.
  • Sky-Eye Camera Systems - Mobile remote-controlled video camera designed to videotape surgery and used in Anatomy classes.
  • Vornado Air Circulation Systems, Inc. - Designs, manufactures and markets proprietary consumer electric air fans and heaters
  • Weckworth Manufacturing, Inc. - Contract manufacturer
  • Reiloy Westland Corporation - Manufactures barrels and screws for plastic processing machinery

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