Memberships

Kansas City Manufacturing Network (KCMN) was started in 1996 by two NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) organizations who joined forces to establish a manufacturing networking association that would strengthen the industry in the Kansas City metro area. Kansas Manufacturing Solutions (Kansas MEP - KMS) and Missouri Enterprise (Missouri MEP - ME), who are dedicated to the growth of the manufacturing industry in their respective states, have developed KCMN into a premier manufacturing networking association, providing opportunities for manufacturers to connect, learn, and grow. KCMN continues to evolve with financial support and educational contributions from KMS and ME, enriching their members' businesses and individual professional skills while fostering a manufacturing community of collaboration and progress.


KCMN has been the driving force for Kansas City manufacturers to grow and improve themselves and their organizations. By sharing best practices and innovative ideas, they can adapt and compete in the ever-changing global business environment.


KCMN is an organization for manufacturers led by manufacturers. As a result, we focus on manufacturers learning and leading other manufacturers through networking and sharing expertise. Sharing knowledge between manufacturers can expand your business opportunities and strengthen your resources.


To achieve these goals, KMCN Members, Sponsors and Partners participate in


Events - Monthly Meetings or Plant Tours

Emerging Leaders Program (Manufacturing member employees, Master & Champion Sponsors and Master Partners only)

Subgroups/Working Groups

Annual Networking Event

Manufacturers Summit

  • Manufacturing Member - Less than 25 Employees
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $300

    KCMN was created to support manufacturers in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. KCMN events provide opportunities to meet, exchange ideas and share best practices with other manufacturers. Our focus is helping members connect, learn, grow. Memberships are organizational which means events are open to all employees of member companies. These events may include:

    • ​Monthly meetings and plant tours
    • Topical presentations, panel discussion and/or plant tour at a local manufacturing facility.
    • Held on the 2nd Tuesday from 7:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. (No meetings in July or September)
    • Discounted registration rates for KCMN Members & Sponsors
    • Subgroups/Working Groups
    • Expand Your Network
    • Network & connect with other manufacturers and sponsors
    • Annual Networking Event
    • Happy hour for both KCMN & CKMN Members & Sponsors from both sides of the state line
    • Discounted registration fees for KCMN & CKMN Members & Sponsors
    • Our biggest Networking opportunity of the year
    • SWOT Summit
    • 1 day conference held in October in the Kansas City Metro
    • Exclusively for manufacturers only
    • Featured keynote speaker and 9 breakout sessions specifically curated for all aspects of manufacturing - leadership, Accounting, Human Resources, Production, etc.
    • Discounted registration fees for early birds, group rate & KCMN/CKMN Members
    • Access to Resources
    • Both public and private, state and local resources that specialize in serving the manufacturing community.
    • Company logo & link on CKMN Member Page
    • Post open positions on Manufacturing Job Board
    • Easy Membership Management
    • Easily edit company information, add/remove contacts, edit payment info with our easy to use membership portal powered by GlueUp.
    • Exclusive Offers
    • Emerging Leaders
    • Tooling U Online Training
  • Manufacturing Members - More than 25 Employees
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $600

    KCMN was created to support manufacturers in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. KCMN events provide opportunities to meet, exchange ideas and share best practices with other manufacturers. Our focus is helping members connect, learn, grow. Memberships are organizational which means events are open to all employees of member companies. These events may include:

    • ​Monthly meetings and plant tours
    • Topical presentations, panel discussion and/or plant tour at a local manufacturing facility.
    • Held on the 2nd Tuesday from 7:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. (No meetings in July or September)
    • Discounted registration rates for KCMN Members & Sponsors
    • Subgroups/Working Groups
    • Expand Your Network
    • Network & connect with other manufacturers and sponsors
    • Annual Networking Event
    • Happy hour for both KCMN & CKMN Members & Sponsors from both sides of the state line
    • Discounted registration fees for KCMN & CKMN Members & Sponsors
    • Our biggest Networking opportunity of the year
    • SWOT Summit
    • 1 day conference held in October in the Kansas City Metro
    • Exclusively for manufacturers only
    • Featured keynote speaker and 9 breakout sessions specifically curated for all aspects of manufacturing - leadership, Accounting, Human Resources, Production, etc.
    • Discounted registration fees for early birds, group rate & KCMN/CKMN Members
    • Access to Resources
    • Both public and private, state and local resources that specialize in serving the manufacturing community.
    • Company logo & link on CKMN Member Page
    • Post open positions on Manufacturing Job Board
    • Easy Membership Management
    • Easily edit company information, add/remove contacts, edit payment info with our easy to use membership portal powered by GlueUp.
    • Exclusive Offers
    • Emerging Leaders
    • Tooling U Online Training
  • Partner Level (Non-Profit & Government Entities)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $1,500

    Sponsorship Benefits


    KCMN members are manufacturing companies.  These companies often require the resources of non-manufacturing organizations and those organizations desire visibility and connection with the manufacturers. KCMN provides non-manufacturers the opportunity to become Sponsors or Partners to meet those needs.

    As a sponsor/partner, your business has the opportunity to engage members to market and sell your services.

    • Sponsors are for-profit businesses who provide products and services to manufacturers.
    • Partners are educational institutions, government entities and nonprofit organizations who work with and provide services to manufacturers.

    As an association focused on manufacturers, we limit the number of sponsors and partners who are allowed to participate in KCMN.


    • Attend association meetings at member rate
    • Company logo displayed at association meetings
    • Opportunity to sponsor meal at association meeting (additional fees apply) + Sponsor welcome and introduction (5 mins)
    • Company logo displayed on association website
    • Opportunity to promote service discounts to members
    • Company logo promoted on social media websites
  • Sponsor Level (For Profit Business)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $3,500

    Sponsorship Benefits


    KCMN members are manufacturing companies.  These companies often require the resources of non-manufacturing organizations and those organizations desire visibility and connection with the manufacturers. KCMN provides non-manufacturers the opportunity to become Sponsors or Partners to meet those needs.

    As a sponsor/partner, your business has the opportunity to engage members to market and sell your services.

    • Sponsors are for-profit businesses who provide products and services to manufacturers.
    • Partners are educational institutions, government entities and nonprofit organizations who work with and provide services to manufacturers.

    As an association focused on manufacturers, we limit the number of sponsors and partners who are allowed to participate in KCMN.


    • Attend association meetings at member rate
    • Company logo displayed at association meetings
    • Opportunity to sponsor meal at association meeting (additional fees apply) + Sponsor welcome and introduction (5 mins)
    • Company logo displayed on association website
    • Opportunity to promote service discounts to members
    • Company logo promoted on social media websites
  • Champion Sponsor (For-Profit Business)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $5,000

    Sponsor Benefits


    KCMN members are manufacturing companies.  These companies often require the resources of non-manufacturing organizations and those organizations desire visibility and connection with the manufacturers. KCMN provides non-manufacturers the opportunity to become Sponsors or Partners to meet those needs.

    As a sponsor/partner, your business has the opportunity to engage members to market and sell your services.

    • Sponsors are for-profit businesses who provide products and services to manufacturers.
    • Partners are educational institutions, government entities and nonprofit organizations who work with and provide services to manufacturers.

    As an association focused on manufacturers, we limit the number of sponsors and partners who are allowed to participate in KCMN.


    • Attend KCMN and CKMN association meetings at member rate
    • Company logo displayed at association meetings
    • Opportunity to sponsor meal at association meeting (additional fees apply) + Sponsor welcome and introduction (5 mins)
    • Company logo displayed on KCM & CKMN association websites
    • Opportunity to promote service discounts to members
    • Company listing on social media websites
    • Exhibit table at association meetings
    • Opportunity to participate in association member benefits
    • Discounted sponsorship for annual SWOT Summit (Average attendance 90 people)