The final round put the final four Kansas-made products up against one another. The final four were Voltar 2.0 Solar UPS, EPSi Corporation, pies made by the Homemade Pie Company, Frontiersman 30 by Yoder Smokers, and metal and wood prints by Mpix.
There are more than 2,500 manufacturers in Kansas, employing 157,000 people with an average annual compensation of $74,541. Manufacturing produces more than $27 billion in output annually, 15.5% of the total output in the state. Manufacturing helps drive the state’s economy with more than $8.26 billion in annual manufactured good exports to markets such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, China and South Korea.