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Central Kansas Manufacturing Network’s May meeting was an interesting one! Held at CKMN member BG Products’ kitting and distribution facility in El Dorado, KS on May 10th, the topic discussed was ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) and how that can impact your employees’ behavior responses to stressful situations. Depending on their ACE score, employees may react to stress in ways that may affect their work performance, decreasing productivity, reliability, and negatively impacting your entire company culture.

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions has received a grant to partially subsidize a program to address ACE challenges in the workplace called “Evolving Company Culture”.   6 manufacturing companies, 3 from a rural location and 3 from an urban location can participate in this 6-month program.  To be considered for this pilot program, being exclusively offered to CKMN and KCMN members, or to learn more about the pilot program, please complete this form on the website.

The ACE discussion was preceded by an excellent tour of the BG Product manufacturing facility, kitting center, and distribution center.  It was amazing to see their manufacturing process, how BG Products is evolving with their rapid growth, and the use of innovation and technology to make them more efficient and productive.  Thank you to Mark Chalfant, Director of Operations, and his team for hosting our members and providing a great tour of their facilities.