Industrial Products Manufacturing

Industrial Products Manufacturing

Manufacturing industries already form the core of Harvey County’s economy, as the overall sector represents 24 percent of the existing employment base.

Many of the largest manufacturing operations already located in Harvey County fall under this target, including Full Vision, Bunting Magnetics, Excel Industries, Industrial Metal Fabrication, Legg Company, Martin Machine & Welding, and Southwest & Associates.

Although these businesses fall under a variety of categories, the common thread among all of them is a need for highly trained managers and skilled production workers. The region’s colleges and trade schools have excellent training programs for these industries, making labor a strong asset. The presence of developable industrial sites with available infrastructure is also a key asset for this target group.

In this Sector:

Full Vision Inc
Phone: (316) 283-3344
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Bunting Magnetics Co
Phone: (316) 284-2020
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Stanley Black & Decker
Phone: (860) 225-5111
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Industrial Metal Fab Inc
Phone: (316) 283-3303
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Legg Co Inc
Phone: (316) 830-2256
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Martin Machine & Welding Inc
Phone: (316) 835-2077
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Southwest & Associates Inc
Phone: (620) 463-5631
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Budde Enterprises
Phone: (316) 283-3366
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Mackey and Sons
Phone: (316) 282-0883
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Industrial Products Manufacturing: Harvey County Labor Shed* Existing Pool of High‐Demand Occupations–2016

Occupation Employed in Labor Shed
Team Assemblers: 3,367
First‐Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers: 1,973
Machinists: 1,725
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers: 1,711
Industrial Machinery Mechanics: 1,527
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters: 1,432
Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: 1,289
Computer Control Programmers and Operators: 1,283
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers: 1,257
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other: 1,144
Industrial Engineers: 829
Helpers‐‐Production Workers: 783
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders: 735
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending Workers: 688
Tool and Die Makers: 644
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic: 605
Industrial Production Managers: 513
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical Assemblers: 507
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders: 450
Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: 420
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders: 417
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic: 400
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters: 189
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders: 166
Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic: 135

*Labor shed is defined as 45‐minute drive time from the center of Newton.
Source: EMSI, Garner Economics

Degree Completions in Region* in Majors Related to Industrial Products Manufacturing, 2014–15 Academic Year

Major Certificate Associate Bachelor Graduate
Business, Accounting & Finance 6 6 0 0
Computer & Information Sciences 4 15 0 0
Engineering 3 23 390 65
Engineering Technologies 0 0 261 323
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 13 5 0 0
Mathematics & Statistics 13 5 0 0
Precision Production 0 0 7 5
Transportation & Materials Moving 27 7 0 0
Total 66 61 658 393

*Wichita State University, Bethel College, Hesston College, and Hutchinson Community College
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Garner Economics

Contact Information

Harvey County EDC
500 N. Main, St. 109
Newton, KS 67114
(800) 648-7759
(316) 283-6033
(316) 283-8732