Nestled in the heart of the United States, Kansas City, Missouri, is recognized by fans of art and entertainment for its barbeque, jazz, fountains, and sports. However, many may not know that it’s also home to a discreet -- yet integral part of our nation’s security – the Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC).
Our story began Feb. 14, 1949, when the Kansas City Division became a reality after the Bendix Corporation (now Honeywell International) was selected by the Atomic Energy Commission (now the National Nuclear Security Administration) to perform “classified manufacturing operations.” Two months later machines were operational, and in three short days our first part was produced: an ordinary machined bushing.
This simple part was just the beginning of the highly sophisticated and complex components that would be built in the future in what’s known today as the Kansas City National Security Campus. The employees were so committed to the confidentiality of the classified operations that for years, most people in the community thought the company made washing machines.
Today, we are a premier manufacturing center where our nearly 7,000 employees assemble, inspect, and scientifically test 80% of the non-nuclear components that go into the U.S. nuclear stockpile.
We have incorporated some of the latest technologies and proven best practices in advanced manufacturing – from development to production – to build our components faster while maintaining our rigorous safety and quality standards.
Our success at the KCNSC would not be possible without the hard-working Americans who support our national security mission. Their teamwork, integrity, and respect -- combined with ingenuity and a continuous improvement mindset – help ensure all work at the KCNSC is done with finite precision and the highest standards of excellence. For 75 incredible years, we have delivered on our mission to keep the country safe and secure.
We are the only company in the world that does what we do. We’re proud to support the United States and our allies and will do so for generations to come.
KCNSC – 75 years of distinguished excellence – a hidden gem in national security.
Since 1949, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC, has been the sole managing and operating contractor of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC). NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy.