In March 2006, former USAF and Commercial pilot Jeffrey Kaney founded Kaney Aerospace. The business plan started with engineering services, then moved to build-to-print products, and then designing and manufacturing Kaney-owned proprietary products.
Kaney Aerospace sought acquisition opportunities to grow and realize its vision as an industry leader in systems testing, engineering services, manufacturing, and innovation. In 2008, Kaney Aerospace acquired Ardekin Machine Company. Ardekin Machine Company was renamed Ardekin Precision to reflect its mission and integration with Kaney.
With vertical integration of Ardekin’s manufacturing and Kaney’s engineering, the company grew to include proprietary, large-scale test equipment for fuel, electric power, and environmental control systems. To accommodate this rapid growth, Kaney Aerospace moved from its substantial, on-airport hangar to a larger facility at 1321 Capital Drive in Rockford, IL in 2015.
Kaney Aerospace acquired BVR Technologies from Esterline in 2017. BVR legacy products and infrastructure perfectly complemented Kaney’s engineering and systems integration capabilities. The search for a facility to physically integrate the two entities began immediately.
In 2018, Kaney Aerospace purchased its current location at 1300 Capital Drive in Rockford, IL, a 6-acre property that offers ample room for future expansion. With a complete renovation of the 55,000 square foot facility, significant investment in new equipment and a meticulously planned move, the transition to 1300 Capital Drive was completed in early 2019 without any disruption to production operations.
In 2019, Kaney, Inc. was formed to consolidate all three entities.
Kaney Inc. has had a presence in Dayton, Ohio since 2014. In 2020, the Kaney Technical Field Office opened at Dayton’s Russ Research Center. With a focus on the future of flight, through millions in internal investments in operations and engineering, and US Government Small Business Innovative Research contract awards, the Dayton/Rockford team has made significant strides in developing state-of-the-art aerospace equipment that directly aids our nation’s defenses.
Kaney’s story is one of multiple accomplished organizations over 8 decades resulting in one team working towards a common mission of “Solutions Delivered. Unparalleled Velocity.”