KCNSC Awarded the Kansas City Business Journal's Champions of Business Award

Jun 28, 2022, 10:43 AM

The Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC), managed by Honeywell FM&T, was awarded the 2022 Champion of Business Award by the Kansas City Business Journal. The Champions of Business program honors metro area for-profit companies setting the gold standard for financial performance, innovation and community involvement. Companies have to be in business for at least three years and have a gross annual revenue of at least $2 million. The KCNSC is one of sixteen businesses awarded this year.

KCNSC won the award by showcasing our business performance with steady growth, industry leadership and innovation, and community involvement. Dylan Plemons, Vice President of ISC, accepted the award with a 90 second speech and a walk up song to the podium.

Article printed in the Kansas City Business Journal:

Hundreds of local workers powered straight through the pandemic for Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies LLC.  

“The whole world changed in the way they operate,” CEO Eric Wollerman said. “For us, there was a strong core that continued on.” 

Honeywell FM&T manages the Kansas City National Security Campus. The facility in south Kansas City is a manufacturing site overseeing a supply chain of nonnuclear components to support the nation’s national security mission. Honeywell FM&T, a management and operations contractor with the National Nuclear Security Administration, manages a $1.8 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Energy. 

“We are about out of a pandemic. We shouldn’t move on without recognizing the contributions made,” he said. “You don’t really hear about the folks supporting our national security mission if they aren’t in a uniform-type setting.” 

When the Kansas City National Security Campus opened in 2014, there was one program in production and one in development with a total of 2,400 workers. 

“Currently we have a total of six programs that we are working on,” Wollerman said. “We have had to grow in order to support our nation’s needs in how they want to modernize or ensure our nation’s nuclear stockpile.” 

Honeywell FM&T recently completed a 275,000-square-foot light manufacturing facility near its main campus.

“We are advancing manufacturing technologies and processes to find new and innovative ways to produce products,” Wollerman said. 

The facility continues to attract and hire talent. Its current 300 job openings include engineers, machinists and welders, conductors, and inspectors, many of which don’t require degrees.  

“It’s not about a job. It’s about a career,” Wollerman said. “We really are always looking for folks to create a career.”

Traci Badalucco

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