MJD Products To Locate Manufacturing Facility In Coffeyville
MJD Products is purchasing the RSI Building, formerly Dixon Industries, in the Industrial Park and will be moving their manufacturing business to Coffeyville in January, 2016. Currently located in Parsons, MJD Products provides custom parts, sub-assemblies and assemblies to area original equipment manufacturers.
“We began production in the spring of 2013 and specialize in stainless and carbon steel as well as aluminum,” stated Darren Alexander, MJD owner. “In 2015 we installed a laser cutting machine which has created a space issue and the need for a larger facility,” said Alexander.
MJD Products currently has three employees and anticipate increasing to 30 when they are in full operation with the primary focus being on sheet metal and welding technicians. A press brake is being manufactured in Austria for installation in the new location and will give the company the ability to manufacture larger final assemblies. They also plan to expand into three dimensional design, engineering and fabrication.
“We were contacted by Alexander to discuss his relocation to Coffeyville from Parsons in October,” stated City Manager Kendal Francis. “Along with the Montgomery County Action Council, Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce, Coffeyville Community College and Montgomery County, we worked diligently to demonstrate how Coffeyville could be a good fit for his rapidly expanding business,” said Francis.
Trisha Purdon, assistant to the City Manager stated, “Small businesses like MJD Products are critical to the future of economic development in Coffeyville. It is innovative companies like MJD Products who are the future of business growth in our community. We are excited to welcome them to the Coffeyville Industrial Park.”