WICHITA, Kan – On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, BG hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our corporate expansion in Wichita. The new BG Technology and Training Center, a 34,000-square-foot facility, is a welcome addition to our headquarters. The new building features a state-of-the-art chemistry lab and automotive testing facility, home to the BG Proving Ground. It also includes training and demonstration rooms for BG University, our in-house sales training program.
“This is our latest step in providing the highest quality products in the field, the best team in the field, and being the leaders of innovation in the field,” said Darin Greseth (BG President/CEO).
To commemorate the occasion, Darin Greseth, Ron Garcia (BG COO/CFO), Tom Dondlinger of Dondlinger Construction (building contractor), Joe Johnson of SJCF Architecture (building architect), Jeff Longwell (Mayor of Wichita), and Andrew Wiens (Vice President of Government Relations at Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce) cut the ribbon and opened the building up to City Officials and invited guests.
“BG has been very important to our firm,” said Tom Dondlinger. “We built the first building here in the 1970s, and with BG opening in 1971, we have had a longstanding relationship.”
Once inside, guests toured the four departments in the new building:
Guests were given a walkthrough of the advanced machinery and innovative processes that go into every one of our products.
Automotive Testing Facility:
From a dynamometer demonstration to an engine testing presentation, guests witnessed the impact the BG Proving Ground has made on the advancement of our services and products. Our brand new dynamometer, commonly referred to as a “dyno,” tests the power output of an engine. This allows us to test engine output before and after the use of our products, completely in-house.
The tour stopped through our Engineering department, showcasing our 3D Printers and 3D Scanners, giving us the ability to develop and print prototypes in a matter of hours.
The new classrooms offer comfortable space and updated technology to ensure all attendees get the most out of their training sessions. Guests were witness to an in-classroom demonstration and the power of audio/visual assistance for presenting information.
Read up on the project from start to finish:
BG products are proven to make vehicles last longer and perform better. In a recent national survey, dealerships said they use BG Products as their supplier of fluid maintenance service products and equipment by a margin of nearly 3 to 1 over any other supplier, including OEMs. In partnership with an international network of distributors, BG serves the driving public with innovative automotive maintenance products.