KDS Windsor, Lumber Drying Technologies, (KDS) and The New York Blower Co. (NYB) have recently announced they are expanding manufacturing operations in Philadelphia, Miss. This joint venture is one of many investments in growth the past few years.
KDS currently has a plant in Hendersonville, NC, but decided to expand due to increased demand. This new facility will manufacture both new kilns, and provide service and replacement parts for existing kilns, ventilation systems and fans. The building in Philadelphia has 150,000 sq. ft. of indoor space, and 100,000 paved sq. ft. of outdoor storage. The outdoor storage space will serve KDS especially well as they assemble kiln components prior to shipment. The building includes significant overhead lifting capacity, furnished office space, and a recently upgraded power supply. Its layout meets the needs for both KDS and NYB with the opportunity for future expansion by both companies.
With the new facility in Mississippi, both companies will be able to increase manufacturing capability, diversify their labor force, and gain greater accessibility into Texas and the Southeast. This allows for quicker service, decreased lead times and less costly freight.
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