On Tuesday, May 18th, GROW NEOSHO Economic Development, awarded K & S Wire Products, Inc. its GROW NEOSHO Award in recognition of its recently completed 60,000 square foot expansion.
Mike Franks, GROW NEOSHO CEO, praised K & S Wire Products as being one of the premier examples of homegrown Neosho success. “Since its founding in 1995, K & S Wire Products has grown tremendously in both size and capability. Seven expansions have seen the facility grow to over 125,000 square feet, along with adding advanced powder coating capability and world class computer controlled welding machines.”
“Gene Schwartz, President of K & S, has created a highly successful, family driven business”, noted Franks. “The secret sauce is that the K & S family includes not only Gene and his sons Grant and Gene, Jr., but also the K & S employees. K & S is an employee owned ESOP Corporation where risk and reward are shared by all.”
“K & S Wire Products most recent 60,000 square foot expansion resulted from a capital investment of over $1.5 million dollars and drove the creation of ten new jobs at the Neosho facility”, said Franks. “We are most appreciative of the faith in the future of Neosho that underpins K & S Wire’s most recent investment. We thank the Schwartz family and all of the employee owners of K & S Wire Products for helping to GROW NEOSHO.”