Sonic/Kneisley sells

Local News

January 14, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Sonic Equipment Company, which has been under the B&B Theatres umbrella since 1965, has been sold by the Bagby family.

B&B Theatres President Bob Bagby announced this month the sale of Sonic Equipment and its companion business, Kneisley Manufacturing, to an investment group led by industry colleagues Stan Hays, Mike Clement and Keith Watanabe.

Sonic, which is headquartered in Iola, has 65 employees, with plans to expand to more than 70 with the sale. Stipulations of the sale include keeping the company’s headquarters in Iola.

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