Metal Fabrication Machinery & Equipment Industry

  • The Greater Manhattan region has educational opportunities for high school and technical college students to work in the Metal Fabrication Machinery & Equipment industry, including CTE programs in high schools and welding programs at Manhattan Technical College and Highland Community College. Fort Riley also offers a strong talent pipeline of exiting military service members.
  • Pottawatomie County is the 2nd county in the US to receive triple maintenance status with ACT Work Ready, meaning that high school students in the region are graduating with excellent soft skills that prepare them for jobs in the region. In fact, in 2020, in two of the four high schools more than 50% of the high school juniors scored at least gold or platinum which means they the cognitive and foundational skills for 90% of the jobs in the nation.
  • The Greater Manhattan region is centrally located in the US, making it an ideal location for Metal Fabrication Machinery & Equipment firms that also need access to good distribution networks. With easy access to I-70, US-24, KS-99, limited traffic congestion, and construction of the Industrial Commerce Route in Pottawatomie County, access to distribution networks across the country is easier than ever.
  • The region has an incredible quality of life. With a variety of neighborhoods and real estate options, workers can live within a fifteen minute drive of their place of work with easy access to shopping and dining amenities.
  • Three full-service industrial parks are located in the region, including Wamego Industrial Park, Sandy Hook Industrial Park, and Green Valley Industrial Park, with additional sites to come.
  • Pottawatomie County provides a business-friendly environment for Fabrication Machinery & Equipment companies where firms are supportive of one another and truly invested in their workforce.


Pottawatomie County is the 2nd county in the US to receive triple maintenance status with ACT Work Ready



Greater Manhattan offers easy access to I-70, US-24 & KS-99