About Osborne Industries
Combining Small Town Pride with World-Class Excellence
Osborne Industries is a 100% Employee-Owned company founded in 1973 by a group of city leaders with the vision to preserve a small rural community by providing employment opportunities in north central Kansas. This group of businessmen organized a small manufacturing company called Osborne Industries, Inc.
The first manufacturing facility was housed in the 4-H building at the county fairgrounds and involved the hand processing of one product, the Stanfield heat pad. By 1976, Osborne Industries developed a closed molding process, later known as Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), and launched the development of a new low-cost method of Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) in 1993. Our diversity of products ranges from OEM industrial components across multiple industries to computer driven automated swine management systems.
Since our beginning, Osborne Industries has grown to occupy over 240,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse, and office space on 10.5 acres in Osborne, Kansas. Our products can be found in more than 40 different countries, and we have a network of equipment distributors around the world to provide sales and product support to our international customers.
The diverse operations of Osborne Industries and the rural quality of life enable our company to attract, challenge, and retain an excellent and highly motivated workforce. Our associates work together as a team of employee-owners experienced in production, administration, engineering, and marketing to incorporate the highest quality workmanship into every product we manufacture. To ensure that Osborne Industries can provide employment opportunities for the community, as was the vision in 1973, Osborne Industries became employee-owned in 2001 and 100% employee-owned in 2007. Through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), all employee-owners are empowered to think, act, and work like owners, because we are owners. The ownership mentality means that each of us has a “stake in the outcome” as personal owners to ensure the success of our business.
At Osborne Industries we understand your product development and engineering tasks. We manufacture and market our own proprietary livestock equipment products which are recognized throughout the world for their innovative design. In addition, Osborne Industries is recognized throughout many industries for our creative use of structural engineered plastics for demanding and challenging applications.
Osborne Industries has made quality assurance a top priority within our company and we have been ISO 9001 certified since 2001. However, the greatest assurance of world-class excellence is the pride and personal attention that our people give to every job. Here in our hometown, that's just the way things are done.
We welcome you to join the growing group of industry leaders that we are proud to serve.