Ruskin adds 5,000 square feet to Kansas plant
By Jillian MorganControls
Ruskin – air controls solutions manufacturer – has expanded its Parsons, KS manufacturing plant. The 5,000 square foot addition supports the production of the TDP05K thermal dispersion air measurement system.
“As we developed the TDP05K, we realized the product requires a steady-state production facility, where temperature and humidity setpoints can be maintained year-round to ensure products are calibrated under identical environmental conditions,” said Lowell Wells, Ruskin plant manager.
“As a result, the new space is isolated from other production areas. Floors feature a static protective coating and workers wear static-free wristbands and garments,” added Wells.
“We’ve constructed a facility with an environment that ensures quality will be part of every product that leaves the plant,” said Tim Vogel, director of national accounts and customer care at Ruskin.
The size of the expansion—three times the space used to produce Ruskin’s legacy air measurement system—along with built-in redundancy for manufacturing processes allows for increased product availability.
“Our mission is to ship probes every day of the week, and one day soon, we expect to commit to a standard delivery of 10 days and express shipments of 72 hours and five days,” said Vogel.
Research and development for the TDP05K, introduced in 2017, will remain at Ruskin’s Grandview, MI facility, with assembly and calibration taking place in Parsons.
“The Parsons team continues to be instrumental in elements of the development process,” said Vogel. “They are providing valuable expertise and feedback, both for this product and others going forward, and will build and test prototypes as new products are developed.” www.ruskin.com