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Kenway History

Kenway History

Founded in 1947 Kenway Composites is built on a foundation of innovation.  The company was an early convert to fiberglass materials and started applying its composites expertise to more demanding corrosion applications for Heavy Industrial customers.  Over the last 50-years, Kenway has remained at the forefront of composites manufacturing, specializing in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation of open-molded, filament wound and vacuum infused composites structures.

Kenway’s industrial manufacturing expertise focuses on five primary markets: Heavy Industry; Highway Infrastructure; Waterfront Infrastructure; Government & Military; and Specialty Products applications.  What links the company’s various business lines is technologically advanced manufacturing techniques, products manufactured for exacting service applications, and the highest quality assurance procedures and processes.

In March 2017 Kenway Composites was acquired by Creative Pultrusions, Inc., who itself is a subsidiary of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC.  This international PLC Group maintains leading positions in the design, manufacturing, and supply of infrastructure and utility products as well as galvanizing services. The group’s success is driven by a strategy of innovation, product development, and international expansion, alongside a highly entrepreneurial management culture.  The Creative Pultrusions Group of companies are world leaders in the composites industry.

 

Who We Are

Custom work and customer service are what distinguish Kenway. The company is strategically positioned to serve its customers by offering complete engineering and design capabilities so that it may bring both standard items as well as “one-off” unique molded fabrications from the design phase, through the manufacturing phase, and to final on-site installation. With our in-house design and testing capabilities and a network of composite-specialist partners, the company can analyze applications with sophisticated Finite Element Analysis, apply an extensive library of physical properties testing, and then optimize a structure based on strength, durability and longevity and cost.

Our primary objective is to leverage our history of fighting corrosion with composites solutions to provide our customers with long-lasting, durable and cost-effective solutions for their operating needs.

Location: Augusta, Maine
Founded: 1947
Manufacturing Area: 40,000 square feet
Office Area: 6,000 square feet
Employees: (1) Licensed Professional Engineer
(4) Project Engineers/Managers
(1) Production Director
(3) Production Supervisors
(1) Quality Assurance and Safety Director
(1) Training Manager / Quality Inspector
(1) Sales/Marketing Director
(3) Office Support Staff
(65) Composite Technicians
Equipment: (7) 4 Ton Overhead Bridge Cranes
(8) Field Service Vehicles
(2) 53′ Field Service Trailer
(1) 28′ Field Service Trailer
(1) 5,000 lb Fork Lift
(1) 8,000 lb Extendable Reach Fork Lift
(1) Filament Winder
(1) CNC Filament Winder
(6) Venus Resin Systems
(2) Integrated Facility Vacuum Infusion Systems
(2) 3-Man Confined Space Supplied Air Systems
(1) Climate Controlled Resin Storage
(1) Facility Dust/Odor Control System
Processes: Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM)
Hand Lamination
Filament Winding (1″Ø to 144″Ø)
Spray Lamination
Vacuum Bagging
Mold Fabrication
Miscellaneous: AutoCAD 2000
Onsite/Offsite Quality Assurance Program
Onsite/Offsite Safety Program
Employee Development Program
Certified Composite Technician Program
Solid Works 2017