Celebrating Manufacturing Month

Gail BryantManufacturing

The month of October is celebrated as an opportunity for the manufacturing industry to showcase rewarding career possibilities to prospective students. These types of manufacturing jobs offer long-term career options, high pay, and exposure to cutting-edge technology. Having the vision to partner with area schools and offer an in-shop experience, JCI Industries hosted students from Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s … Read More

LSEDC Makes Impactful Connection to Help Fill Workforce Gap

EDC StaffWhat's Happening

Like many manufacturing business owners, Michael Bohning had felt the pain of a tight labor market. Bohning bought Creative Blow Mold Tooling in 2006. The Lee’s Summit company designs, manufactures, repairs and tools products for the blow mold industry. Creative’s products end up on factory lines all over the world to help create the products found on store shelves, but … Read More

Lee’s Summit students celebrate National Manufacturing Day

EDC StaffWorkforce

Teens explore careers in advanced manufacturing with tours of local companies LEE’S SUMMIT, MO– October 9, 2018—More than 50 high school students visited a trio of Lee’s Summit companies to learn first-hand about careers in the advanced manufacturing industry. The educational event coincided with National Manufacturing Day, which was created to inspire students to choose careers in modern manufacturing. “This … Read More