Business Partners

Cowley First Business Partners

Cowley First is uniquely formed with four different funding sources; Cowley County, City of Arkansas City, City of Winfield and County Business Partners.  As the chief responsibility of Cowley First is to guide area businesses and industries through retention and expansion assistance, incentive programs, training opportunities, workforce recruitment, community marketing and building relationships with the local employers; it is only natural for local businesses and industries to invest in the success of Cowley First. Cowley First Business Partners is a diverse group of leading employers including local financial institutes, manufacturers, non-profit organizations, rural enterprises, and educational institutions. The Business Partners not only benefit from the services provided by Cowley First, Business Partners meet quarterly to discuss common issues and work together to find resolutions.  Business Partners are currently strategizing how to effectively market Cowley County in their quest to recruit workforce to the area and is working directly with Cowley College to address the training needs of local industries. Any Cowley County Business is welcomed to be a funding partner of Cowley First and is welcome to contact Director Kerri Falletti  for more information.

Our Business Partners

Ark City Industries, Arkansas City

ACI is a corporation that was established to promote economic development in the Cowley County area. They own four industrial buildings and all are currently leased to local industry. They also own over 400 acres of land in the Goff Industrial Park area for future development. CONTACT: Mark Paton at 620-442-6030,

Columbia Elevator Solutions, Strother Field

Columbia Elevator is an industry leader in the manufacture of elevator cabs, entrances and door systems, serving OEM’s, Independents, Mod Managers, Construction Managers, Maintenance Supervisors, Architects and Consultants. 7702 5th Ave, Strother Field Industrial Park, Winfield, KS 67156 (620) 442-2510

Community National Bank, Cowley County

 Community National Bank & Trust’s primary objective is to offer you the most innovative products and services, as well as the latest in banking technology. CONTACT: (620) 221-1400 or visit


Conco Construction, Wichita

Conco Construction is a full time construction company with a team of construction professionals and in-house craftsmen. Since 1975, they have earned a reputation for building with uncompromising quality, delivering on time and containing project costs for retail, commercial and industrial clients. From dirt work to finish trim, from small additions to large-scale manufacturing facilities, Conco pays attention to the details. You can see there work throughout Cowley County-Best Western Plus-Ark City, Heffner Training Center-Ark City, Cowley County 911 Center-Winfield, Winfield Recreation Commission facility, to name a few.   CONTACT: (316) 943-7111 or visit

Cowley College, Arkansas City

Cowley College is a premier community college and vocational technical school that provides open access, affordable education to the residents of Kansas and beyond. To maximize a positive, socioeconomic impact on Cowley County, we offer activities, services, and educational programs that enrich the lives of individuals and enhance the economic potential of regional business and industry. Cowley College, 125 S. 2nd St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 Phone: 620-441-6584


Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, Arkansas City

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, one of Cowley County’s leading employers, is a premier beef processing plant.  Unique to the beef industry, Creekstone Farms combines superior Black Angus genetics, exceptional cattle management practices, carefully controlled high-quality feeding, and state of the art processing of only genetically verified Black Angus cattle to produce some of the best beef in the world.  Our beef is served in some of the finest restaurants around the world.   CONTACT: 620-741-3353 or visit


Evergy, Arkansas City


As the largest electric utility in Kansas, Evergy provides safe, reliable electric energy to nearly 700,000 Kansans. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.      CONTACT: 316-299-7429 or


Four County Mental Health and Counseling Center, Strother Field

Four County Mental Health and Counseling Center has a broad range of services to ensure that individuals receive not only the best care, but also the most beneficial care possible. The Center’s services range from traditional outpatient programs to community based mental health services. The Center’s staff includes qualified mental health and substance abuse professionals. CONTACT:  (620) 221-9664 or (620) 442-4540 or visit  Located at 22214 D Street (Strother Field) Winfield, KS  67156

Galaxy Technologies, Winfield

Galaxy Technologies has served the global aerospace and plastics industries for more than 25 years, designing and delivering innovative solutions and high-quality, precisions products.  Galaxy offers complete integrated services from design engineering to manufacturing, sub-assembly, assembly and installation. Equipped with a problem-solving competency and leading-edge equipment and technology, Galaxy designs and delivers custom solutions to meet exacting standards.   Contact: Galaxy Technologies at  620-221-6262 or visit

GE Aviation, Strother Field

GE Aviation in Ark City and Winfield employees 750 employees who are working together every day to overhaul high technology GE aircraft engines for both commercial and military aircraft.  GE Aviation is one of the largest employers in Cowley County and supports United Way and other community volunteer activities.

Jet AirWerks and Jet AirParts, Arkansas City

Jet AirWerks is an FAA Part 145 approved component repair shop specializing in full shop manual overhaul inspections and light/minor repairs. Jet AirParts, LLC, which began operations in October 2011, was developed to compliment the operations of Jet AirWerks. CONTACT: Keith Humphrey at 620-307-6322 or visit

KanPak, Arkansas City

KanPak® LLC is a family-owned company based in Arkansas City, KS. Since 1965, we have led the way in the development of aseptic packaging for beverages and desserts. KanPak is now the recognized leader in the industry, with a solid reputation for delivering innovative solutions and superior customer service.   CONTACT: KanPak at 620-442-6820 or visit

Legacy Regional Community Foundation, Winfield

Legacy Foundation creates a stronger future for our area by building endowments, providing informed leadership and connecting donors to the critical needs of the region.  Supporting the work of local nonprofits, Legacy provides nearly $180,000 each year in local grants. Legacy Foundation is working with Cowley County’s generous donors to build endowments that will impact the future of Cowley County forever.   CONTACT:  Yazmin Wood, Executive Director  (620)221-7224

Morton Buildings, Strother Field

Morton Buildings operates a plant and a sales office in the Strother Field Industrial Park. Morton buildings are constructed to last for generations using only high quality building components to ensure the buildings look and function like new for years to come. CONTACT: Jeremy Polk at (620) 221-4180 or visit 

Mahaney Roofing, Wichita

The Mahaney Roofing Company was established in 1888 by Charles E. Mahaney in Wichita, KS, making it one of the oldest commercial roofing companies in the state. Mahaney Roofing is a licensed applicator of built-up roofing, modified bitumen, single-ply, and sheet metal roofing systems with a strong presence in the Cowley County region. Contact: Damon Young (316) 262-4768 or visit

RCB Bank, Cowley County

RCB Bank is more than a place to keep your money.  Offering a range of personal accounts customized to fit any lifestyle. Whether you’re interested in free checking, rewards checking or interest-bearing checking,

we have a variety of products to satisfy your financial individuality. CONTACT: (855) 226-5722 or visit

RPPG Inc, Arkansas City

RPPG offers a wide variety of services. Everything from complex and high quality burners and combustion systems, to custom street rod car parts, and a multitude of other manufactured projects. We are prepared to take on various custom fabrication projects, so feel free to contact us if you have questions about what we are capable of. It is our goal to meet the needs of any customer, so don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have about a project.  CONTACT: Nathan Biddle 1409 Madison Ave, Arkansas City, KS  67005 (620) 442-6400

Rubbermaid, Winfield

Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products that touch the lives of people where they live, work and play. We are committed to building consumer and commercial Brands That MatterTM while leveraging the benefits of being one company: shared expertise, operating efficiencies, and a culture of innovation. Our globally recognized brands include Sharpie, Paper Mate, DYMO, EXPO, Waterman, Parker, Rolodex, IRWIN, LENOX, Rubbermaid, Graco, Calphalon, Goody and Teutonia. The Winfield Rubbermaid facility manufactures seasonal plastics products to include; coolers, outdoor storage, refuse and totes. Contact: Michael Grant, Director Plant Operations (620) 221-8311 or Brandi Biddle, Human Resources Manager (620) 221-8323.    3415 E 12th, Winfield, KS  67156 or visit

Southern Kansas Telephone Company

SKT has been dedicated to serving rural Kansans for more than 70 years, and offers an up-to-date blend of telephone, high-speed Internet, cable TV, security, and wireless services to customers in South Central Kansas, including southeast Cowley County.   CONTACT:  888.758.8976 or visit

Southwestern College, Winfield

Southwestern College offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.  About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at five professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world. The college emphasizes service learning and sustainable living as it prepares its students for meaningful lives.   CONTACT: Denise Sherman at 316 684.5335 ext. 3360, or

Southwestern College Professional Studies

Southwestern College Professional Studies is an online, non-profit institution offering graduate and undergraduate degrees as well as certificates to adults, members of the U.S. Armed Forces and persons in transition who require flexibility while they work to reach their academic goals. Founded in 1885, Southwestern College provides a values-based learning experience that emphasizes intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth. While working toward their bachelor’s or master’s degrees, students experience courses that foster critical thinking and effective communication and are characterized by meaningful professor-student interaction.

Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative

Sumner-Cowley Electric is a member-owned, member-focused electric distribution cooperative that strives to exceed our members’ expectations by providing safe, reliable, cost-effective electric power, superior customer service and innovative energy solutions. Sumner-Cowley Electric proudly serves 4,377 members with 1,975 miles of line in the rural communities of Sumner, Cowley, Harper, Sedgwick and Kingman counties. CONTACT: (620) 326-3356

The Stock Exchange Bank, Arkansas City

The Stock Exchange Bank is a full service financial institution established November, 1881.  We have deeply planted roots in Kansas with a tremendous history and a wealth of experience. We offer a wide range of banking products, however, we are continually seeking ways to make your banking experience convenient and financially successful.  CONTACT: Christ Overall, 401 N Summit, Arkansas City, KS  67005, or at;  (620) 442-2400

Twin Rivers Developmental Support, Strother Field

Twin Rivers Developmental Supports, Inc. formerly Cowley County Developmental Services, Inc. is a private, not for profit community based facility established to provide services for persons with developmental disabilities in Cowley County. It has been located at Strother Field since 1977. Twin Rivers through it’s programs and services has demonstrated that we substantially meet internationally recognized standards for supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. CONTACT: Lara McGrew, Director  Po Box 133, 22179 D St, Strother Field Ark City, KS  67005;  (620) 442-3575 or (620) 221-6140

Union State Bank, Cowley County

Union State Bank is a full-service financial institution, and has been locally-owned and operated since established in 1908. With the most locations in Cowley County, USB provides a wide-range of financial services for individuals and businesses including Checking, Savings, Loans & Lines of Credit, Mortgages, Online Services and Investments.  Equal Housing Lender & Member FDIC.       CONTACT:  Call 442-5200 (Ark City), 221-3040 (Winfield) or 782-3311 (Udall). Reach USB toll free at 866-557-0060 or visit


United Agency, Arkansas City

The United Agency, Inc., one of the oldest businesses in Arkansas City, can trace its history back to 1888. It is the largest Independent Insurance Agency in Cowley County and offers a full range of both REAL ESTATE and INSURANCE services including personal, business, health, and life insurance. United represents many of the largest and best-known insurance companies including Allstate, Safeco, The Hartford, The St. Paul, Farmer’s Alliance, Continental Western, and Employer’s Mutual Casualty.   CONTACT:  (620) 442-0400 or visit www.unitedagencyks.comLocated at 726 N Summit, Arkansas City KS

Western Industries, Strother Field

Western Industries, Inc. Plastic Products Group, formerly known as KSQ and Chilton Products, is a leading OEM contract manufacturer of blow-molded products.  From their centrally located multi-facility manufacturing campus in Winfield, Kansas, they have produced millions of blow-molded parts for shipment to locations around the world. CONTACT: 620-221-9464 or visit

Winfield Economic Development (WED)

Winfield Economic Development began with a high-profile project in the mid-90s. When a former manufacturing facility in Winfield, Kan., closed, WED purchased the building and then leased it to GE Engine Services. Since then, WED has continued with high- and low-profile projects that support local economic strength and growth. WED works closely with the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Winfield, Cowley First, area financial institutions and other economic development agencies to encourage innovative projects. WED is a not-for-profit organization.

Winfield Publishing Company, Cowley County

Winfield Publishing Co. operates two daily and two weekly newspapers, associated online and digital publications, and Web-press commercial printing services. Our focus is delivering local news, events and shopping opportunities to readers and viewers, and to work and advocate for the success of our communities CONTACT: David Seaton (620) 442-4200.