ABOUTWestern Kansas Manufacturers Association
Western Kansas Manufacturers Association was organized by a group of manufacturers to promote the general welfare of manufacturing interests in this area. The organizational meeting was held in Pratt, Kansas, at the Hotel Roberts on May 25, 1949, and the bylaws of the association were accepted at that time. The articles of incorporation were filed with the Secretary of State on July 22, 1949.
Active Membership is offered to any manufacturer who has major facilities in Western Kansas. The 46 county area extends east from the Colorado border to the tier of counties bisected by U.S. 281. Any other manufacturer, sales organization, news media or interested person or business may join as an Associate Member, regardless of location. An Associate Member, while having no vote at official meetings is welcome to partake in any general discussions at the meetings.
The 46 counties which make up the eligible membership area include:
Barber, Barton, Cheyenne, Clark, Comanche, Decatur, Edwards, Ellis, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rawlins, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, Wichita