Flame Engineering Has Been Nominated for the wKREDA Manufacturing Business of the Year

Friday, January 31, 2020

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Flame Engineering has Been Nominated for the wKREDA Manufacturing Business of the Year. They were nominated by Brad Penka of Rush County Economic Development and Kara Jecha of Golden Belt Telephone Assn, Inc. Flame Engineering was founded in the mid-1950’s by Ralph C. and Mike Pivonka when they had designed a propane torch for burning brush and weeds on the family farm. The company has continued to expand over the years into national and international markets with their patented Red Dragon product line.

About Flame Engineering

Flame Engineering has been active in the community for over 60 years. From a single torch, developed for use on the family farm, Flame Engineering, Inc. has expanded its product line to over 100 items. In recent years, they have developed an entire line of outdoor leisure products including Patio Lights and the Weed Dragon Torch. In addition, it has expanded the agricultural flaming line with the development of the Red Dragon Alfalfa, Row Crop and Bern Flamers. This diversity has allowed the company to grow regardless of market highs and lows.

They are a valuable asset to Western Kansas and demonstrate how the strength of one business or organization can benefit the entire community. By participating in community events, creating jobs for local residents and helping to grow our economy, Flame Engineering has contributed to the economic growth occurring throughout our region. 

Congratulations to Flame Engineering for being nominated to win the wKREDA Manufacturing Business of the Year. We encourage community members to visit their website to learn more about the work they are doing in Western Kansas.

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