Move Will Consolidate Operations
Lawrence, KS-based helicopter parts supplier Eurotec Vertical
Flight Solutions has announced it is pulling up stakes and
relocating its operations to the town of Eudora.
The company purchased the former administrative offices of
M-Pact Worldwide, a medical supplies company, which closed its
operation late last year, according to the Lawrence
Located on the north side of Kansas Highway 10, the
21,000-square-foot building offers Eurotec a chance to keep up with
rising demand for new and used parts, said company president and
owner Chad Decker.
Business has been good for Eurotec, with doubled sales over the
past three years. The company has built a client base of more than
450 owner/operators and service shops that typically work with six-
to eight-passenger helicopters, Decker said.
Eurotec has also secured two contracts during the past year with
the US Department of Homeland Security. The agency's helicopter
fleet has been steadily growing as have other law enforcement and
security agencies. Air ambulances, oil crew transports and
tourism-related helicopter demand has fueled the need for new and
serviceable used parts, Decker said.
"If you've taken a tour in Hawaii or Las Vegas, most likely
there's a part from Eurotec on it," he said.
The new building will enable Eurotech to consolidate its
operations. In addition to its current offices, the company also
has a separate 2000 square-foot storage center, Decker said. The
company currently employs 10 workers and has plans to add another
five to 10 within the first year in the new location.
Decker said Eurotec had hoped to stay in Lawrence, but was
unable to locate suitable quarters and timing was an issue.
"Because of the rapid growth of our company, building new just
wasn't an option," Decker said. "When we found this building on the
market, it didn't take us very long to make the decision."
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the property had been
listed at $1.295 million. The company aims to have interior
remodeling complete soon and targets Sept. 1 as moving day.
"It's a long-term investment," Decker said. "We plan to be
around for a long time."