Kyodo Yushi Manufacturing Americas Coming to Maize Industrial Park

The K96 Corridor is excited to welcome Kyodo Yushi Manufacturing Americas to our region. The groundbreaking recently held in Maize, Kansas for their new headquarters and advanced manufacturing facility marked another milestone for the region and highlighted the benefits of cooperation between a number of regional partners.  The company is a joint venture between Japan-based Kyodo Yushi and Wichita-based Lubrication Engineers, Inc.  Kyodo Yushi is considered one of the leading grease manufacturers in the world.  Lubrication Engineers manufactures and distributes high-performance lubricants from their state-of-the-art manufacturing and technology center in Wichita, Kansas. The facility will produce lubricants for the automotive industry.   Among the dignitaries participating in the groundbreaking were Kyodo Yushi Chairman Akira Kofune, who traveled from Japan, Lubrication Engineers President and CEO Scott Schwindaman, Maize Mayor Clair Donnelly and Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell.  Both Mayors welcomed the company to the community and the region and noted the importance of the project in bringing both jobs and investment to the area.