Kewanna Metal Specialties
Who is Kewanna Metal Specialties, Inc.?
KMS, Inc. is a family
owned corporation, dedicated to providing top quality, cost
efficient wire forms and wire assemblies and allied services.
Founded in 1960, the Finke family took control of Kewanna Metal in 1962 when Allen
Finke transitioned from General Manager to President; in more recent years,
the Finke's second generation have become the managing executives of
the business: James Finke (Vice President of Manufacturing) and Jeffrey Finke (Vice President of Sales).
Backed by a forward thinking team of knowledgeable and qualified managers
and support staff, Kewanna Metal Specialties represents a collective
of nearly 300 years' worth of wire manufacturing
What is Kewanna Metal Specialties?
KMS is a non-union manufacturer of wire
forms, welded assemblies, and powder coatings. KMS specializes in short to medium volume items,
but is willing to review any production volume. Producing
virtually every type of wire product (except springs), Kewanna
utilizes a broad range of materials in a wide array of material
sizes. From handle wires, shelving, hooks and hangar wires, basketball backboard struts, battery hold downs, to
even room-sized fan guards.
Most of Kewanna's output
is manufactured from low to medium carbon
wire, galvanized steel wire, brass and stainless steel wire. Round, square, oval, octagon, and hexagon shapes are all available.
Kewanna typically works
within a range of material sizes from .059" (1.5 mm) through 1.000"
(25.4 mm) wire diameters, we are willing to review any application. If we determine that
your need is something outside of our realm, we will do our best to
recommend an alternate source.
services are offered by Kewanna Metal?
KMS offers a broad variety of wire manufacturing options: assembling, bending, brazing, broaching, chamfering, coining, cold-forming/heading,
e.d.m. shaping/cutting, drilling, fettering, fixturing, forming, grinding, jigging, key-slotting, knurling, machining, pilot-run & prototyping, punching, shearing, slotting, swaging,
threading, and welding, are just some of the services provided.
In addition to the above-mentioned manufacturing opportunities, Kewanna also provides several finishing options, including in-house
polyester, epoxy, urethane, and vinyl powder coated finishes, as well as several decorative metallic platings and finishes.
Kewanna provides cut threading in a range from #5 through 3/4-20 cut threads.
Kewanna provides rolled threading in a range from #4-40 through 1 1/4 - 20 rolled threads.
Kewanna does not perform wood-screw threading, nor acme threading.
Kewanna provides arc, butt, spot, mig, and tig welding.
KMS provides electro statically applied Epoxy, Polyester, Urethane, and modified Vinyl powder coatings, as well as general Vinyl powder coating via fluidized bed.
Kewanna can provide degreasing, rust inhibiting rinses, hot-dip galvanizing, black oxide, zinc and clear chromate, zinc and yellow chromate, nickel-chrome plating, and
electro polished finishes.
Kewanna Metal Specialties is located in
Kewanna, Indiana, which is conveniently located in virtually the
center of Northern Indiana, and is easily accessed via state highways and served by virtually
every freight hauling trucking line. Our secondary plant is located 15 minutes away in beautiful Rochester, Indiana and is
as equally well accessed and easily serviced by many carriers.