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1974 – Early years: K. G. Moats & Sons traces its roots to the rolling hills of southern Indiana. That’s where Ken Moats joined the electrical trade in 1974, working for IBEW Local 481 in Indianapolis. Ken’s years as a union member and later treasurer of Local 481’s credit union taught him the value of hard work and self-reliance. 

1992 – K.G. Moats & Sons begins: After 17 years that saw Ken progress from apprentice to master electrician, he decided to move his family to St. Mary’s, Kansas to take advantage of the private school and community there, which he did in 1991. Shortly after arriving in St. Mary’s, he started K. G. Moats & Sons to serve the industrial controls market.  The first shop was a rented space just up the road in Emmett, Kansas, where space was shared with the landlord’s vast collection of license plates. The first employees made do with what they had, and endured many inconveniences until a more suitable space could be built. 

1994 – Expansion years: Within several years K. G. Moats & Sons had become a full service controls house. From controls design to installation, we were soon serving customers across the United States and around the world. 

1997 – ISO 9001 certification: As K. G. Moats & Sons expanded its operations, Ken pursued ISO 9001 certification to ensure quality and codify our work processes. Months of preparation paid off when we passed our test with flying colors. K. G. Moats & Sons is now re-certified every year as part of our ongoing commitment to quality.

1998 – UL 508/508A certification: To round out our suite of services to our customers, K. G. Moats & Sons became a UL listed panel shop with the ability to certify panels to the UL508A standards. We have since expanded our certification to include hazardous location panels.

1999 – Facility upgrade: Starting construction in 1999, K. G. Moats and Sons built a new manufacturing and office facility closer to home in St. Marys. The new location provided much needed office space, manufacturing floor space, and upgraded facilities. It also provided easier access for customers and vendors.

2012 – Twentieth Anniversary: K. G. Moats & Sons was founded on the principles of integrity, hard work, and doing things the customer’s way, and these same principles keep us going strong today.  Across all of the industries we serve, whether conveyors and material handling, automotive, pharmaceutical, special machines, municipal utilities, food & beverage, manufacturing, etc., the focus remains the same: to provide high quality products, great service, and competitive pricing to our customers.  We look forward to seeing what we can do for you.

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27010 US-24, St Marys, KS 66536
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