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Central Kansas Manufacturing Network

Central Kansas Manufacturing Network is the peer association of Kansas City Manufacturing Network, which was started in 1993. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it became apparent there was a engagement gap in the central Kansas manufacturing community. CKMN’s objective is to close this gap and be a resource for the manufacturing industry’s growth in central Kansas.

CKMN is an organization for manufacturers led by manufacturers. As a result, manufacturers select topics for meetings and sub-groups, assist in leading the meetings and sub-groups, and participate by networking and sharing their expertise.

Danica Rome

Interim Executive Director

Advisory Board

A coalition of manufacturers led by manufacturers.

The CKMN Advisory Board is critical to the success of organization. The Board leads CKMN by using their extensive experience to direct programming, recommend meeting topics and subgroup ideas and ensure CKMN remains relevant and connected to the greater Central Kansas, and Kansas, manufacturing community.

Advisory Board

Matt Orr

Hess Services

Hays, KS

Jarrod Panzer

Martin Machine and Welding

Halstead, KS


Julie Wondra

Adams Brown

McPherson, KS

Clint Pangburn

T & C Manufacuring, Inc.

Great Bend, KS


Tasha Schmeidler

The Bradbury Group

Moundridge KS

Alan Townsend

21st Century Bean

Goodland, KS


Steve Dunning

Salina Planing Mill

Salina, KS

Steve Burt

Industrial Metal Fabrication, Inc.

Newton, KS


Catherine Bevan

Metal Arts Machine Company

Wichita, KS

CKMN is a subsidiary of Kansas Manufacturing Solutions
CKMN is a peer organization to Kansas City Manufacturing Network