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About UltraSource LLC

Since our founding in 1883, UltraSource has served the processing and packaging equipment needs of thousands of companies worldwide in the meat and poultry, seafood, produce, dairy, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. Whether it's kill floor, further processing, vacuum or modified atmosphere packaging, or high-speed labeling, our comprehensive offering includes hundreds of products that enable us to custom tailor equipment solutions that meet the production line objectives, labor goals, budget constraints, and brand image of our customers.

Our People

John StarrOur employees maintain the production expertise, technical knowledge, competence, training, and creativity needed to effectively and efficiently serve our customers' needs in the ever-changing food, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. When you combine these talents with a passion to innovate, our employees are able to deliver positive results that lead to success for our customers and for UltraSource.

Our Financial Strength

We realize there is a wide selection of processing, packaging, and labeling equipment from which to choose in today's market. We also understand that financial strength is a critical factor when selecting an equipment manufacturer. Our financial strength gives us the capabilities and resources needed to continuously evolve our product offering to satisfy companies of all sizes and to ensure that our customers can grow with us into the future.

Innovation

Flexibility, being open to new ideas, responding to new trends and market conditions, and making improvements to products and services that already exist. These are the key drivers that have allowed UltraSource to be a leader in innovation. Since 1993, we have received numerous U.S. Patents for designing some of the most innovative packaging, processing, and labeling equipment on the market. Most recently, we were recognized for the enhanced sanitary design of our Matrix™ food package and film labelers. We encourage our employees to enhance their innovation skills through outside training programs, customer experiences, and creative brainstorming sessions that allow us and our customers to remain competitive.

Comprehensive Solutions

Whether it's kill floor, further processing, vacuum or modified atmosphere packaging, or high-speed labeling, our comprehensive offering includes hundreds of products that enable us to custom tailor equipment solutions that meet the production line objectives, labor goals, budget constraints, and brand image of our customers. Our equipment is simple to use, is easy to maintain, and delivers proven results.

Engineering

QUALITY PROGRAM: UltraSource's quality program ensures our products are engineered and produced to meet or exceed our customers' requirements. From the quality of raw materials, assemblies, and components to reliability testing designed to expose unanticipated weaknesses in our products, our quality assurance program drives engineering and manufacturing process improvements to ensure we "get it right the first time". Part variances are minimized to improve production consistency, and manufacturing processes are updated as additional reliability data becomes available.

ENGINEERING & INNOVATION: Flexibility, being open to new ideas, responding to new trends/market conditions, and making improvements to products/services that already exist. These are the key drivers that have allowed UltraSource to be a leader in innovation. Since 1993, we have received a number of U.S. Patents for designing some of the most innovative packaging, processing, and labeling equipment on the market. Most recently, we were recognized for the enhanced sanitary design of our Matrix™ food package and film labelers. We encourage our employees to enhance their innovation skills through outside training programs, customer experiences, and creative brainstorming sessions that allow us and our customers to remain competitive. Our engineers use state-of-the-art solid modeling technology in the creation of all new designs. Also, computer-assisted strength analysis is performed on the solid models where safety and reliability are associated with the part.

Reliability, maintainability, and safety are at the forefront of UltraSource's engineering strategy and support our dedication to quality. 

UltraSource Campus

UltraSource’s main campus is spread over three buildings totaling over 81,000 square feet. Our facilities house manufacturing, inventory management, purchasing, production, engineering, parts, service, administration, training, test kitchen, and pilot plant.

Manufacturing Facility

Our manufacturing facility assembles Ultravac® single and double chamber vacuum packaging machines, Rhino® tray sealing equipment, automatic cross web labeling equipment, and Grand Prize™ smokehouses.

  • 35,000 square feet dedicated to production. 
  • Our centralized location allows for factory training of all equipment personnel.   
  • Production and inventory environments support an immediate response to our customers’ needs for new equipment, service, and/or parts. 
  • Streamlined, comprehensive, proven and reliable production methods make UltraSource an industry leader. 
  • Our modern production facility utilizes the latest technological advances. 
  • Networked information and communication are the norm.
  • Our machine shop is equipped with the latest in CAD/CAM machining equipment.

All of this allows us to assemble the strongest, most reliable equipment available in the industry.

Fully Equipped Test Kitchen and Pilot Plant

Our fully equipped multifunctional test kitchen and pilot plant are designed for equipment demonstration, recipe experimentation, product development, and new application testing.

  • Newly renovated, our sanitary food preparation environment encompasses approximately 3,500 square feet. 
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art technology.   
  • Experienced professional on hand to provide support for your processing, packaging, and labeling project testing needs. 
  • The test kitchen and pilot plant serve as the classroom for our UltraSource Academy where we teach food processors and packagers the latest meat processing techniques. 

UltraSource Warehouse

Our 40,000+ sq. ft. warehouse located in North Kansas City efficiently distributes our operational supplies to customers around the world.

  • Recently expanded to accommodate our growing inventory. 
  • 99% inventory accuracy.   
  • Controlled environment for temperature sensitive items. 
  • Different color stretch wrap ensures pallets arrive to the customer as they left the warehouse.