WITS History

WITS History2018-04-04T22:28:35+00:00

The Tools and Technology to Compete in a Global Market Place

WITS  Wichita Industrial Trade Show – Established in 1974, it has become a significant marketplace in the heartland of Mid-America for buyers, manufacturing sources, industrial material, machinery and equipment. The show offers a dual opportunity for exhibitors from all sectors of our industrial community to present their products and services and for professionals of all levels to view the exhibits and talk to the factory experts. The show is held every other year.

In 2013, 2015 and 2017, the Wichita Industrial Trade Show was sold out with good attendance. We are planning a great show for 2019. We have the show every other year.

The Institute for Supply Management – Wichita sponsors the Wichita Industrial Trade Show (WITS) with help from volunteers from The Society of the Advancement of Manufacturing. The WITS show is a non-profit fund raiser to support the associations and community projects. Specifically, money from the show is used for scholarships at colleges and universities, various educational materials for Middle and High Schools, and sponsoring professional seminars.

Show management has only (1) part-time paid employee, the rest of the work force is provided solely by volunteers including employees of various companies in the community, who know how important it is to have an opportunity to keep abreast of the latest advancements in automation technologies, which will allow manufacturing competition throughout the world. The WITS management and exhibitors are committed to the common goal of making our community a better place to live work, and enjoy.

We appreciate the time, energy and money it cost the exhibitors to bring machines and services to this Mid-West market place.

We wish to thank David Lippe of the Mid America Commerce and Industry Magazine for many of the pictures on the slide show.