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Kain Tool Inc. expanding in Steuben County

February 12th, 2013

News Coverage:

Orland firm announces expansion plans

Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:49 am

ORLAND — Kain Tool Inc., Orland, announced plans to expand its building, add equipment and hire additional employees to meet growing demand for its business, it was announced late Monday night.

The company was established by Rodney and Melody Kain in 1986 as a home-based, general machine shop. Opportunities to design and build assembly line components precipitated relocation into a 10,000 square-foot building in the Orland Industrial Park in 2008. Rodney’s sons, Ryan and Heath, joined the company about the time new design and manufacturing opportunities in assembly line components and workholding were identified.

Kain Tool acquired the new building in December 2012. The Orland Town Council approved tax abatement for an estimated investment of $250,000 for a 10,000 square-foot-expansion and $170,000 in new machinery and equipment.

“The design and manufacture of assembly line and workholding equipment has opened new opportunities for our company,” Rodney Kain said. “We need to decide how big and how fast we can grow.”

Kain Tool designs and manufactures components for assembly lines used in several industrial sectors, including automotive, heavy equipment and agricultural products. Components are designed to improve ergonomics and efficiencies of the line.

“We’re happy to see Rodney and Ryan grow this business in Orland. We’ll do whatever we can to help with that growth.” said Kevin Kellett, president of the Orland Town Council.

The company is actively searching for a qualified CAD operator and CNC machine operator, to expand its existing workforce from eight to 10.

Kain Tool Inc. is among a half dozen companies located in the Orland Industrial Park. Most recently, CTA Acoustics leased a 95,000 sq. ft. facility in 2012 to manufacture fiber insulation components for the automotive industry.

Kellett and other Town Council members thanked Kain Tool for investing in the community and stated that additional growth is expected from other companies in the industrial park.