Tuthill's new facility in Lenexa.
Tuthill's new facility in Lenexa.

Tuthill Corp has invested in a new manufacturing site for Fill-Rite fuel transfer pumps and products in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The Lenexa, Kansas site will support Tuthill’s business and commercial model with shorter lead times, as demand through sales channels and e-marketplaces increases.

Tuthill will continue to manufacture and support products at its facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Fort Wayne location will provide engineering, customer service, product management and sales & marketing for all Fill-Rite products.

“I’m thrilled to introduce the Tuthill brand to the greater Kansas City metro area,” said Tuthill president Rick Wiedemann. “The success of our Fill-Rite product line and market share gain have directly resulted in this expansion giving us the ability to create jobs during these challenging times in the US.”

“This is just the beginning of our global commercial strategy that strongly positions our products and services within our key foundational markets,” said Steven Westfall, CEO of Tuthill.

Tuthill says its overall business continues to expand throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.

Founded in 1892 Tuthill manufactures fuel and chemical transfer pumps and meters at Tuthill Fort Wayne; vacuum pumps and positive displacement blowers and systems at Tuthill Springfield; lubrication, magnetically coupled and process pumps at Tuthill Alsip; and custom injection-molded plastics at Tuthill Clearwater.

Tuthill’s markets include agriculture, construction, chemical, food and beverage, energy, pharmaceuticals and medical, and transportation.