Fabricator leaves Independence and enlists powder to regain its self-determination
After outgrowing its plant, a metal fabricator moves to a new site that enables growth and the capability to address customer demands by installing a powder coating line.
Independence Custom Fabricators Industries (ICF) left the town of its namesake, Independence, Mo., last year. The manufacturer, who serves a variety of industries such as heavy trucking and lawn care, had outgrown its 48,000-square-foot plant. To unfetter itself and address its customers’ demands, the company had to leave Independence to find greater freedom. The promised land lay approximately 25 miles southeast in Pleasant Hills, Mo. Despite the short distance, the move proved challenging. Ice rained from the skies over the course of the 3-day move in December 2007. “I remember those days very well,” said Bob Krug, company president.