The Bradbury Co., Inc., is expanding its test and assembly facility by approximately 40% to increase manufacturing capacity and provide additional space for testing the custom-built production lines before shipping to customers’ facilities.
The addition, which will extend 10’ higher than the existing facility, will be engineered to house 30-ton cranes. Beginning steps are taking place in the multi-phase expansion process that should be complete by February. In addition to increasing manufacturing space, Bradbury is adding to its labor force and is accepting applications for numerous careers at the global headquarters in Moundridge, Kansas.
“Bradbury manufactures equipment for a variety of industries,” says Ryan Durst, Bradbury President. “We are expanding not only our assembly and testing facility but also our workforce. Our equipment utilizes the latest automation technology and we are always looking to add highly engaged people to our team. With the addition of robotics and advanced automation, our lines of equipment have lengthened and the additional floor space will accommodate our need to assemble, test and deliver these large systems to our customers. We are excited to complete this expansion project and add capacity to our company as we continue to grow and serve our customers.”
Bradbury’s fabrication shop, where the major components required for the assembly of Bradbury equipment are machined, houses 60 various CNC machines including horizontal lathes, vertical lathes, horizontal mills, vertical mills and boring mills. The custom equipment is built and tested in Bradbury’s assembly and test facility. Careers are available in various positions throughout the company.