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Kansas Manufacturing Solutions

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Kansas Manufacturing Solutions is a not-for-profit corporation that is focused on growing Kansas manufacturing by delivering solutions to small and medium sized manufacturers with value driven results.  As the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) Center for Kansas, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions is helping Kansas manufacturers compete in the rapidly changing global marketplace, supporting growth for the manufacturer, their community and Kansas.

Known as a trusted advisor to the manufacturers of Kansas, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions provides a suite of solutions that create growth for manufacturers through increased profits, increased sales and the creation and retention of jobs.  These solutions include: Continuous Improvement, Workforce Development, Quality and Compliance, Sustainability, and Business Optimization.  

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions maintains strategic relationships with federal and state organizations and manufacturing support organizations and offers connections to vetted business partners who provide Kansas manufacturers solutions that complement Kansas Manufacturing Solutions’ core competencies.  This allows Kansas Manufacturing Solutions to be the go-to resource for manufacturers in Kansas so they can focus on building their products. 

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Success Stories


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Like many small to mid-size manufacturers, Smith and Loveless’ human resources department has limited internal resources and a limited support system. Keeping up with changing laws and regulations is critical, establishing a company culture that retains employees is paramount, and developing programs, benefits, and workplace experiences that entice


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As with many small companies, time limitations make the most pressing needs leadership's focus. Planning for the future, especially in the middle of a global pandemic, may not have appeared to be MSA's most pressing need, but a majority of their business was with one client. Although a multi-year contract was in place there was always a risk of

COVID Pandemic Spurs Employee Handbook Updates

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SOR needed to make sure its policies were current given the changes with employment law because of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), as well as confirm the policies were legally sound. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, the unknown implications of the virus on
Created March 18, 2019, Updated July 12, 2021