Founded in 1954 by Pete Kelner of International Falls, Minnesota, PK Floats Inc. is now located at the Lincoln Regional Airport (LRG) in Lincoln, Maine. The company was purchased by Alton Bouchard, of central Maine, from Devore Aviation in the spring of 2000. All of the tooling, templates and design data were moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to the new manufacturing facility in Lincoln.
After several months of setting up equipment, ordering stock, preparing a Quality Assurance Manual and numerous FAA inspections, PK Floats Inc. was granted a TSO (Technical Standard Order) Production Certificate and a PMA (Parts Manufacturing Approval). The new facility incorporates a blend of the time tested methods used for over 45 years with modern CNC machining, cutting and bending equipment.
PK Floats Inc. holds more than 30 STC's for a variety of modifications. Our products are in used in over 35 countries around the world and can be found on many state and government agency aircraft, including the Maine Department of Marine Resources, Maine Forestry Service and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
All of our products are assemble by hand and are stringently tested for leaks. Using the latest CAD modeling software we are constantly lookin for new way to improve our products. We stand behind everything we sell and can assure you that every float we make is the absolute best. Period.
the ability of the PK floats to work well in rough water. I used
to operate in salt water in Bristol Bay a few hundred hours/year, and
they did well."
~Will Johnson, Yute Air Taxi