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Keener Corporation Uses Lasers To Prepare For Combat!
Keener Corporation of Connersville Indiana uses latest laser and robotic technology to prepare for combat.
By: Scott Mitten
“Gary Keener Jr. president of Keener Corporation said, “This is one of those things that separate the men from the boys in steel fabrication.”
Most of the nation’s steel and metallic fabricators are configured to work with mild steel. Mild steel is more than adequate for nearly every conceivable application except military grade ballistic armor.
Over the past year Keener Corporation has invested nearly two million dollars in laser and robotic upgrades as part of a corporate diversification initiative designed to free the organization from heavy reliance on the struggling automotive industry. “We are in the final phases of our upgrade and diversification process. We have procured the finest industrial laser, robotic, bending, and machining technology as well as additions to our business development staff.” said Keener.
Using military supplied high density hardened armor plate, Keener Corporation conducted successful laser cutting, drilling, and bending tests over the past week. Based on laser and robotic testing, Keener Corporation technicians determined they can successfully fabricate a piece of complex military armor to exacting mil-spec standards from 4’x4’ sheet of high density hardened steel in less than 10 minutes.
There are thousands of welding shops and job shops across the nation but few can handle this type of manufacturing. Keener Corporation boasts five separate facilities totaling 120,000sf of manufacturing space and over 100 employees ready to begin production of military armor. “We are poised to meet the demands of the MRAP, FMTV, JLTV, ASV and supplemental armor upgrades for various military applications. We’ve invested, we’re tested, and we are ready to begin production of combat ballistic armor. We are ready to send products to combat.” said Keener. Keener Corporation supports the United States Army and Navy with fabricated equipment and parts for nuclear submarines, combat hovercraft, tactical military vehicles, firing range equipment, weapons racks, and many other applications.
For additional information on Keener Corporation fabricated goods and services visit www.Keenercorporation.biz
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Leader in complex metal fabricated goods and related services. Mass production of material and sub assembly handling systems. Fabricates specialized Goverment equipment. Full Laser, Robotic, Assembly Line, and Precision Finish integration.
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