Kansas City, Kansas (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
Metal Panels Inc., a manufacturer of metal panels and accessories for the metal roofing and metal building industry, will be opening a 35,000 sq. ft. manufacturing center in Kansas City, Kansas to better serve and expand their seven-state customer base. MPI anticipates bringing 23 new jobs to Kansas City over the next five years. A grand opening celebration of the manufacturing plant is scheduled for May 17th, 2013, from 11am to 2pm.
Contractors and builders in Kansas, Missouri and lower Iowa and Nebraska will now have a closer supplier for panels and accessories, which translates into more competitive product pricing, locally-stocked inventory, and shorter turnaround time on custom orders. Mitchell Hentkowski, President of Metal Panels Inc. comments, “We were aware that the Kansas market was underserved, and we’ve put a great deal of thought and effort into developing the best way to meet the needs of this market. I believe the time is right to bring the services of MPI to Kansas.”
Opening the Kansas City-based manufacturing center will hire locally, bringing more revenue and jobs to the area. “I’m excited that Metal Panels is expanding to our state,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said. “It’s great for Kansas job creation and economic growth when a company capitalizes on our strong business environment and decides to open operations here.” According to Greg Kindle, President Wyandotte Economic Development Council, “The opening of MPI’s new facility continues the momentum we have seen in the industrial sector in Wyandotte County and the overall positive business climate found in Kansas. We are excited about the jobs being created and look forward to working with MPI into the future as they grow their business.”
In 2001, Metal Panels Inc. opened its doors in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has built a reputation as a reliable, quality panel manufacturer, now serving a seven-state region. The Tulsa plant features over 38,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing space, complete with drive-through loading. MPI not only produces a full line of UL-approved StrongSeam panels, but is a licensed Berridge customer and manufacturer. MPI offers 13 panel profiles, curved panels, and a wide line of accessories for everything needed for a metal building from the slab up. Custom trim, up to 21 ft. can be ordered with a short turnaround, a hallmark of MPI. MPI is a registered EnergyStar vendor, offering a wide range of EnergyStar cool colors, and innovative radiant barrier insulation products.
The Metal Panels Inc. manufacturing plant in Kansas is located at 8341 Ruby Ave., Kansas City, KS 66111, just east of I-435 off of Kaw Drive (K-32).