Aviation Technical Services Facility Tour

The Kansas City IISE group had the opportunity to see a variety of airplanes up close at this MRO operation at the Aviation Technical Services facility. It was impressive to hear, see and think about what all goes into the maintenance, overhaul and repair of an airplane. The team also got a great historic overview of how and why the facility was built initially for TWA.


Event Announcement: Dream Big Film Showing

Join IISE this Thursday for a showing of Dream Big: Engineering Our World

dream big

In partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray explores the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels — big and small — and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 5:30 PM
B&B Regnier Extreme Screen at Union Station
30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

This is a great event for friends and family! The film is inspiring and showcases incredible engineering designs from around the world.  Bring your family along and inspire the next generation of engineers!

Tickets: $6 per person
Networking to follow at Pierponts in Union Station



JCPenney Facility Tour

JCPenney is one of America’s leading retailers, operating over 1000 stores, a $1 billion website, and dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style, quality and value. The 2 million square foot JCPenney facitility in Lenexa houses both an .com Logisitics Center and Store Support Center. The DLC fulfills internet orders for customers in 18 states and ships them either directly to the customer or to a store of their choice. The Store Support Center is primarily a cross dock facility designed to be the back storeroom for nearly 120 Midwest stores.

The tour will begin at 3:00 pm, Thursday, February 25th. Please wear enclosed shoes. Pictures are not allowed. Please enter the guest entrance at the below address. You can check in at the Security desk in the lobby where the group will meet for the tour.

JCPenney Logistics
10500 Lackman Road
Lenexa, KS 66219

Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST) 
JCPenney Logistics, 10500 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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September Event – Boulevard Brewing Tour

Many of us have heard of Boulevard Brewing Company and may have been fortunate enough to tour their facility.  However have you heard what Boulevard has been up to lately?

Founded by John McDonald in 1989, Boulevard has rapidly become one of the “largest specialty brewers” in the Midwest.  To keep up with the growing demand of their product, Boulevard expanded their brewing capacity to 600,000 barrels in 2006—a huge increase over the 6,000 barrel capacity in John McDonald’s original business plan!  With their latest 70,000 square foot building, Boulevard has also served as a model of sustainable and urban architecture and engineering while also taking great efforts to promote sustainable business practices.  As they have looked for ways to reduce their environmental impact—programs such as Ripple Glass have been born.

Join us for a tour evaluating this rising manufacturing facility of Kansas City.
Where: Boulevard Brewing Co, 2501 Southwest Boulevard  Kansas City, MO 64108
When: Tuesday, September 11 at 3:00pm, with product tasting to follow
RSVP: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BB8BQWN – space is limited!
Cost: free for members, $15 for non-members – non-members are asked to pay in advance on the Payments page