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Oct 2017


Century II Expo Hall, 225 W Douglas,
Wichita, Kansas,
Tel: (316) 264-9121

Wichita Industrial Trade Show






WITS is a 3 day event being held from 17th October to the 19th October 2017 at the Century 2 Convention Center in Wichita, United States Of America. This event showcases product from Industrial Products industry.

Since 1974, WITS has been a significant marketplace for buyers in the Midwest. The Show has exhibitors from all sectors of our industrial community to present their services, machinery and equipment to the manufacturing community. The 2015 show was sold out and we expect to have a good show in 2017. 

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Oct 17   

Show Hours: 10:00 AM-07:00 PM

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  


The seminar will discuss Ref It Technology - An Intelligent Simple Way to Manage Data for Manufacturing, Laboratories, and R&D Groups.

BIO: Gina Becker is a chemical engineer with experience working for Dow Chemical, Eastman Kodak, and Kansas State University.  She now co-owns a technology development company, DynaSim Technical Services, INC.  Her technical expertise includes R&D, manufacturing pilot plant and commercial scale-up, process optimization, data management, and software design.  Through her and her business partner’s experience working with various industries, they have encountered numerous data systems that seem overdone, complicated, rigid, or expensive, which motivated development of a more robust and simple data technology, called Ref It Technology.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Running Your Business By The Numbers - How to run your business profitably during uncertain times

A common sense approach to running your business using actual experiences utilizing open book / Great Game of Business management strategies

Even in the best of times there is uncertainty in running a business profitably if business is strong you could easily run out of cash as you try to meet your customer’s orders and are not collecting timely. If you are in a down cycle that same problem could occur along with having to reduce head count or worse. During these sessions we will give you a common sense approach to running your business using actual Distefano Mfg. experiences while utilizing open book management as taught by the Great Game of Business. 

BIO: Brian Turner, currently VP/General Manager of Distefano Tool & Mfg Co. located in Omaha NE, has more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing and business development. He has held positions from Production Control to Plant Management, VP of Sales and finally Vice President and General Manager of companies during that time. Brian has a degree in Business from UNL and is also a Caterpillar Corp. trained Six Sigma yellow belt and a Deming disciple.

Being responsible for B2B and B2C companies and products, each with its own unique challenges, has allowed him to draw from this diverse experience to share with others who may be experiencing challenging times in their companies. He has spoken at numerous national and regional events on many topics ranging from automation, LEAN, Business Development and Social Media’s impact.

Oct 18   

Show Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Additive manufacturing technologies are also commonly known as “Rapid Prototyping” or “3D Printing” as well as other names. And, although they are still being used by design engineers for concept modeling and prototyping, that’s not all. Manufacturing engineers are now employing these technologies for various applications such as jigs, fixtures, check gauges, and even as a bridge-to-tooling and low-volume end-use parts. 

What Your Will Learn: 

  • How additive manufacturing can help designers create better products.
  • Why additive manufacturing gets products to market faster and cheaper.
  • How companies are currently use additive manufacturing.
  • What’s in store for additive manufacturing in the future


Oct 19   

Show Hours: 10:00am-7:00pm

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