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RedGuard Closes Halstead Plant

Posted 3/16/2017

REDGUARD closed down its production plant in Halstead on Monday. REDGUARD closed down its production plant in Halstead on Monday. HALSTEAD – Wichita manufacturer RedGuard closed its Halstead plant Monday, a decision that affects around 10 employees, according to information released by the company.

RedGuard president Darren Hillman released a statement Tuesday afternoon: “Our leadership team had to make the very difficult decision to terminate the lease of our facility in Halstead. This was done in an effort to improve on the economies of scale by reducing the costs of operating a second production center. All manufacturing has been moved to our primary production center in Wichita. RedGuard is owned by the LANGE company and is headquartered in Wichita. This will make LANGE as a whole more efficient by creating a centered team at our headquarters. Regretfully, that decision affects about 10 employees in Halstead.” 

RedGuard had a grand opening Sept. 27, 2014 at is building at 920 W. Second. It had around 42 employees at the time.

Red Guard manufactures blast-resistant buildings. It was founded in 1998 as A Box 4 U. It has offices in Wichita, Houston and in Canada. Its main production facility is in Wichita.

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