KCKCC-TEC Partnership Results in Donation to College Foundation

2016-05-16

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation has received a boost thanks to a partnership between the Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center and a local business.

Earlier this month, Henke Manufacturing in Leavenworth, Kan. made a $500 donation to the KCKCC Foundation. Henke has 100 years of experience in designing and manufacturing snowplows and other attachments and continues to see its sales grow throughout the United States. KCKCC-TEC instructor Eric Theel worked with Henke during the fall and spring semesters to develop a customized/specialized blue print reading training on-site for Henke employees.

Henke Receives Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award announcements Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2016 Contact: Sara Johnson, SBEAP National Steering Committee Chair NH Department of Environmental Services Phone: (603) 271-1379 Email: sara.johnson@des.nh.gov The Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs have recognized Henke Manufacturing as the 2016 winner of the Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award. The company, based in Leavenworth, Kansas, was chosen by the SBEAP’s National Steering Committee. Henke Manufacturing was recognized for its accomplishments in the areas of regulatory compliance,…

Henke Turns 100!

2016 marks Henke Manufacturing’s 100th year in operation, and we’re proud to be an industry recognized leader of Snow and Ice Equipment. We’ve come a long way from our modest beginning producing horse-drawn graders with only 4 full-time employees. Growing and adapting throughout the years there have been many changes of faces and names, but our core values have always remained at the forefront: quality products and excellent customer service. The importance of a good reputation in such a mature…

SB16 and FV20!

When the guys from Southern Auto Auction said they needed some big, heavy duty snowplows, and asked if we could help, we replied in the affirmative. 60 Days later (ARO), we are proud to unveil the world's very first 16 yd3 Snowbasket, as well as the world's very first, 20ft Folding V-Plow! Pictured below is the SB-16. It's 12ft wide, 6ft tall, and 6ft deep. And below is the FV-20. Think about that for a moment: It's two, 10ft plows,…

Henke’s NEW Postless Wing Design Reduces Wing Chatter

LEAVENWORTH, KS  October 2015 - Henke’s new Postless wing  is the most sophisticated truck wing solution available in the market.  The parallel linkage lift cannot bind up like traditional wings requiring less maintenance, there is no need to grease multiple times per shift, and it will last longer. The unique “True Float” non-trailing design reduces wing chatter and increases effectiveness in cutting through packed snow and ice.  Available in 8’, 9’, 10’, 11’,  and 12’ lengths with front or mid-mount…

How tall is your snowplow?

How tall is your snowplow? Seems like a pretty straightforward question, yes? OK, fine: How tall is this snowplow? Depends on where you measure it from, doesn't it. Also, the layback angle is a relevant factor. To dramatize the point, check out this image: And (and!), to further complicate things, the cutting edge height matters. Is the cutting edge 6" tall or 8" tall? It matters. So, regardless of the plow, you need to specify at least three (3) things…

How to Lift a Snowplow (And Keep it Level)

If you're looking for some tips and instructions on how to keep your snowplow level while you lift it, you've come to the right place. First, watch this short video (3:29), in which we show you the WRONG way to do it: Notice how lopsided the plow is in the fully angled position? Now watch this even shorter video (2:03) in which we demonstrate the RIGHT way (or at least a much better way) to lift the plow. What a…

Henke Lead Times

The rumors are true: Henke's lead times are currently 30-60 days, with most orders going out around 30-45 days. (And no, it's not because we don't have the work. Our shop has been steadily improving for the past 12 months to the point that for the past two quarters, we've been shipping - on average - 1.5 days ahead of schedule.) Additionally, we have some items available for our "Quick Ship" program that can be delivered in less than 30…