Join us in Subtropolis!

Did you know the World’s Largest Underground Business Complex is right under our back yard?  This 7.3 million square feet underground facility, connected with over 8.5 miles of roads is home to more than 55 international, national, regional, and local companies. Come underground and explore the area where over 1,000 employees work each day. 

Mark your calendars for March 31st  to learn about this interesting one-of-kind facility. 

Date: Thursday March 31

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Location:  8300 NE Underground, Kansas City MO

Subtropolis

Register Here

Happy Bottoms Volunteer Event Recap

Thanks to all who joined us at Happy Bottoms on 2-22-22!   We were able to use our efficiency skills to line balance the work, deploy floaters to assist bottlenecks, and ensure great quality!  Most importantly, we had a great time helping Happy Bottoms in their effort to distribute 2.7 Million diapers to needy families each year.  They are always in need of both volunteers and welcome donations. Please check their website for more information. AND they are conveniently located right across the street from KC Bier, which was a perfect spot to socialize afterwards! 

Happy Bottoms

HappyBottoms Volunteer and Networking Event

HappyBottoms

Join the Kansas City IISE chapter on February 22, 2022, for a volunteer event at HappyBottoms. HappyBottoms is a local non-profit organization that provides diapers for families in need. Their mission is to collaborate with community partners to empower, connect and impact low income families by alleviating diaper need in the Kansas City community. Volunteer efforts enable HappyBottoms to provide diapers to children from low-income families in the KC Metro area, distributed through their distribution agencies and hospitals.

Volunteering will take place from 4-6 pm at the Happy Bottoms Warehouse, 303 W 79th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114.

Sign up Here. Proof of vaccination is required for volunteering.

After, we will have a networking event at KC Bier Company, located across the street at 310 W 79th St, Kansas City, MO 64114.

How to Register

  1. Follow the link above.
  2. Click on the “Register” button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Follow the on screen instructions to access the CERVIS registration system. If this is your first time using the CERVIS online registration system, you will be prompted to create a Volunteer Profile.
  4. Once you have successfully signed into the system (or created a profile, if needed) you will automatically be registered for this event and receive a confirmation E-mail.
  5. If you would like to register additional individuals for this event, please select their name from the list and enter the code below into the “Private Registration Code” field. Next, click the “Register for selected event” button to complete the additional registration.

Indigo Wild Factory Tour of Zum Soap

On January 12th, our chapter went on a tour of Indigo Wild, a Kansas City based company, to see their two production facilities for their Zum Soap products. Starting as a small-scale bar soap producer, Indigo Wild has now grown produce a wide range of products retailed across the country, from Laundry Detergent to Face Exfoliator. Their products are unique due to the use of goats milk as well as essential oils that create distinctive scents. Their best marketing is the smell!

The first facility we toured produced their liquid products, including soaps and laundry detergents. The second production facility housed the production of bar soaps and related side products. As a low waste facility, they look for creative ways repurpose any soap scraps. A real highlight of the tour was seeing the mixing and artistry to make the slabs of soap that would be cut into bars. They run their facilities with a balance of automation and manual work, managing their to keep up with the supply demands while also keeping a handcrafted and natural feel to the product. Our chapter members greatly enjoyed seeing the full scope of Indigo Wild’s production and talking with the team on their plans for refining their processes. Thanks to our friends at Indigo Wild for the great tour!

Products can be purchased through Amazon, Walmart, HyVee, Thrive Market, Whole Foods, or through their website, which retails 50+scents.