We would like to sincerely thank our sponsors for having such a caring and giving heart because without their financial support for this event it would not be possible. With your donations, we are able to provide not only a day of fun for the entire family, but it also provides an opportunity for children in the community to learn about STEM and to never stop asking questions. Thank you!
Presenting Sponsor: Spirit AeroSystems
Spirit AeroSystems is where flight begins. As one of the world’s largest first-tier designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial and defense aircraft, their core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles, and wing components. With about 12,000 employees located in Wichita, they are a large presence in the community when it comes to support. They have been a major sponsor for this event for many years and this will mark the third year that they have been our presenting sponsor. We couldn’t do this without them!
Platinum Sponsor: Textron Aviation
Textron Aviation is proud to call Kansas home. With more than 9,500 employees based in the region, we prioritize giving back to the communities in which our employees live and work. By sponsoring programs like Society of Women Engineers, students gain the skills necessary for future career exploration and training. Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. For more than 90 years, the Textron Aviation brands have represented unrivaled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, offering an unmatched value proposition rooted in the total ownership experience. They are excited to be involved with Engineering Expo, and we are so thankful for their support!
Gold Sponsor: Westar Energy
Westar Energy, initially organized as Kansas Gas and Electric Company, started in 1909 to serve communities around Kansas, including Wichita. By 1992, they served over half a million customers. In 2002, they officially become Westar Energy and became publicly traded. A large part of their company Westar Wind, a sustainable energy program created in 1999, now supplies the equivalent of a third of the energy supplied to homes, farms, and businesses. They focus on allowing this sustainability option, while boasting the minimal impact to the users’ bills. Westar has been a staple in Wichita for over 100 years and we are proud to partner with them for the Expo this year.
Gold Sponsor: Eurest Dining Services
Launched in the U.S. in 1996, Eurest provides dining services to local, regional, and national companies. These services can include employee dining centers, on-site catering, vending, executive dining rooms, among others. With more than 1,900 locations and 800,000 U.S. customers daily, Eurest focuses on the engagement and retention of their valued customers by constantly accepting feedback and tailoring their services accordingly. Eurest serves the Wichita community and they have graciously donated lunches for the all-day volunteers on the day of the Expo. Thank you Eurest for helping make this Expo possible!
Gold Sponsor: Ashby St. Outdoor Advertising
Ashby Street Outdoor was founded by industry veteran Jim Matalone in April 2011 after the acquisition of Fowler Media in Northwest Arkansas. With over 2000 faces covering over 40 counties in Arkansas, Eastern Oklahoma, and Wichita, Kansas, Ashby Street Outdoor is one of the largest independently owned outdoor advertising companies in the country. From the local small business owner to national branding, they have a unique blend of exposure opportunities to help economically grow your brand. Ashby Street Outdoor has been a huge supporter of the Expo and has helped get our message to the streets!
Silver Sponsor: AccuWeather
Accuweather was founded in 1962 by a then Pennsylvania State University graduate student working on a master’s degree in meteorology. The company became “AccuWeather” in 1971. Headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, AccuWeather has numerous office locations from Montreal to Tokyo to Mumbai.In 2006, AccuWeather acquired WeatherData, Inc. of Wichita, KS. Later renamed AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, it now houses AccuWeather’s specialised sever weather forecasters. The forecasts and warning services are based on weather information derived from numerous sources, including data gathered by the National Weather Service. AccuWeather employs more than 500 employees, more than 100 of which are meteorologists. AccuWeather has been excited for the Engineering Expo this year and we thank them for their generosity!
Silver Sponsor: Koch Industries, Inc.
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America, with estimated annual revenues as high as $110 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control systems; electronics, software and data analytics; minerals; glass; automotive components; ranching; commodity trading; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested nearly $105 billion in growth and improvements. With a presence in 60 countries, Koch companies employ nearly 130,000 people worldwide, with about 67,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,300 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. We want to thank Koch Industries for sponsoring us this year!
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We would also like to thank Watermark Books for allowing us to have our Expo meetings in their Author Autograph meeting room. We could not have asked for a better meeting place.