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KCMN Events

KCMN membership is a company membership for manufacturers, so anyone in your company is welcome to participate in any of our meetings.  Interest groups are open to manufacturers only, with the exception of Emerging Leaders, which is open to any member of KCMN whose membership is current.

EHS Group Launch meeting – (members only) July 20, 7:30 AM, Robbie Flexibles, 10810 Mid America Drive, Lenexa KS
This is a new interest group we are forming to promote the exchange of ideas and best practices for those who are charged with Environmental, Health and or Safety responsibilities in their companies.  The initial meeting will determine when, where and how often the group will meet, and how topics will be suggested. If there is time available, we will also discuss OSHA’s new “anti-retaliation” rule and its implications for employers. Please RSVP for the meeting by emailing

New Rules for Overtime Pay – KCMN Workforce Support Group (members only) August 17th, 7:30 – 9:00 AM at SOR.
This group is for HR and operations professionals who are KCMN manufacturing company members. They meet every other month on 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30 AM.

Summer Networking Event (members only) – August 23rd, 4-7 PM 28 Event Space – details at
This annual event is a member favorite, and has grown from 3 participating organizations in 2012 to 7 participating organizations this year! The event features appetizers, drinks and a fun structured networking activity that ensures that you will have the opportunity to make some new connections with other manufacturers.

Emerging Leaders (members only): Spaces are filling fast for our Fall sessions – learn more at   Many of you have participated or sent members to our leadership development program, but others of you may be on the fence, or want to know more.  We are holding 2 executive briefing sessions this August that are designed to provide insight for those who want to support employees who are in the program. NEW! We are also offering these sessions for anyone who would like more details about the program.  Sign up with by August 1st if you plan to attend.

8/17/2016 -Emerging Leaders Executive Briefing by instructor George Ferguson, Johnson County Community College, Regnier Center 145 7:00 – 8:00 AM


8/31/2016 – Emerging Leaders Executive Briefing by instructor George Ferguson, Johnson County Community College, Regnier Center 145 7:00 – 8:00 AM

Energy Savings: Current Strategies and New Technologies – September 13, 7:30 – 9:00 AM, Johnson County Community College, Regnier Center, Room 101 
September’s meeting will feature Energy Engineer Gary Hogsett who will discuss energy savings and how to evaluate energy saving technologies.

Lean Benchmarking and Support (members only)– Our next meeting will be held at UltraSource, September 20, 7:30 – 10 AM.  Schier Products will host the meeting in the 4th Quarter.

How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy? October 13, 7:30 – 9:00 AM, River Market Event Space,  Details at 
October 13 will feature nationally recognized speaker and author Karin Lindner, who will be discussing her book, How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy?; Employee engagement, and branding manufacturing for the workforce of the future.

Manufacturing in Today’s Economy: Now and in 2017, November 1st   CBIZ, 700 W. 47th Street, Kansas City
November will feature our ever-popular Economic Forecast meeting featuring economist Jon Willis and a panel on economic trends in the KC region. Details are coming soon!