Brewing up some new connections – KCMN, AWS and SME Summer Networking Event

KCMN Events

Join us August 22, 2012 at the Boulevard Brewery – Brewhouse Bar

Kansas City Manufacturing Network members – you asked for more opportunities to meet,  exchange ideas and forge new relationships with manufacturers.  In response, KCMN is teaming up with the American Welding Society and the Society for Manufacturing Engineers for Networking, Appetizers and Boulevard beer.

Learn more about three great organizations who provide resources and support to the area’s manufacturing community, and participate in discussions to help you get to know your fellow manufacturers.

  • Signup is limited to the first 75 people who sign up
  • Appetizers by Blanc Burgers and Bottles
  • Cost is $20 per person
  • Advance registration is required, no walkins will be accepted at the door
  • Pay online at BY CLICKING HERE or cash or check at the door – due to 3 organizations involved, no invoicing

Boulevard Brewing
Brewhouse Bar
2501 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
August 22, 2012
4:00-7:00 PM

As this is a manufacturers event, attendance will be limited to KCMN, AWS and SME members and their invited manufacturing company guests.

KCMN, AWS and SME would like to thank Spencer Fane for being the exclusive sponsor for this event.

At Spencer Fane, we take pride in our ability to work in partnership with our clients to achieve their goals. Our client engagement philosophy highlights three critical steps: We identify achievable goals. We work to find the best strategy for achieving those goals. We implement powerful legal strategy in a skillful, aggressive and cost-effective manner. We believe our success is measured by our results. Spencer Fane has a wealth of experience representing regional, national, and international manufacturing companies. We have guided our clients through the complex legal issues that arise including contracts, employment issues, asset protection, and environmental requirements.


Kansas City Manufacturing NetworkThe Kansas City Manufacturing Network (KCMN) was established in 1993 and provides educational and   networking opportunities to strengthen the region’s manufacturers. Manufacturers can learn through real world experiences such as plant tours, presentations by local subject matter experts, and panel discussions sharing lessons learned from fellow manufacturing companies.


The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919 as a multifaceted, nonprofit organization with a goal to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines. From factory floor to high-rise construction, from military weaponry to home products, AWS continues to lead the way in supporting welding education and technology development to ensure a strong, competitive and exciting way of life for all Americans.



The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.  Click here for the corporate brochure on SME.

KCMN is supported by   Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center  and Missouri Enterprise  as Network sponsors. The event is open to KCMN, AWS and SME members and their invited manufacturing company guests. 

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