A Look Inside Our Factory
Kinze Manufacturing's world headquarters, manufacturing facility, offices and training center span over 25 acres, located along Interstate 80, near Williamsburg, Iowa. The company receives five to seven semi-trailer loads of raw materials a day, including 35 million pounds of high-grade steel each year. The company today employs about 750 people.
Unlike other equipment manufacturers who often assemble parts made from as far away as China, Kinze makes virtually all its planter and grain cart components. When Jon Kinzenbaw couldn't find a hydraulic cylinder that met his requirements for reliability, he simply started to make his own.
Inside the manufacturing plant, giant steel cutting and stamping machines punch out everything from large grain cart panels and planter frames to the smallest sprockets and components. Skilled welders work next to welding robots as pieces of equipment begin to take shape. Every exposed surface of the high-quality steel is first de-scaled then powder-coated and assembled by people who take an enormous amount of pride in their work. Many have tenure of over 20 years with the company.
As part of the quality assurance process, each seed meter is individually tested prior to installation on the planter. All hydraulic cylinders are cycled and pressure tested before they are installed on any machines.
After passing final inspection, each piece of equipment is taken to our state of the art indoor shipping facility to be loaded onto awaiting semi trailers or shipping containers.
If you plan to be in the area and would like to see the plant, you can schedule a tour Monday through Thursday.
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We welcome individuals and groups (must be 14 years of age or older) to tour our plant from Monday through Thursday. Please complete each field below and click "Submit." A member of the Kinze team will contact you regarding your tour date and time.
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