Don Roberts, Edgerton mayor, Rick Rosenjack, Triumph executive vice president of Precision Components, Sam Brownback, Kansas governor, and Michael Deshaies, Triumph general manager of Precision Components in Edgerton. Photos courtesy of Rick Poppitz


Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) held a ribbon-cutting celebration recently at its new factory in Edgerton. The company began relocating its Kansas City-area operations from Grandview, to this new facility last month and expects the move to be complete by June 2017.
“This is a great day for our state and the community and highlights the vibrancy of our aerospace sector,” said Gov. 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,” said Donald Roberts, mayor. “LPKC was designed for companies like Triumph, who invest in our community by bringing new jobs and other opportunities.”
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.
“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. 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.”
16-1003-triumph005Current customers include: Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft, Northrop Grumman and Spirit AeroSystems.
Triump in the Kansas City area was founded in 1972 as Nu-Tech Industries, Inc. In April 2016 Triumph entered into a 16 year lease on the Edgerton intermodal facilitiy.
Triumph has two other locations in Kansas: Wellington and Wichita.