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Private Industry Partners

by Carol Pitts last modified Feb 22, 2023 12:01 PM
Currently, over 40 Kansas Private Industries have chosen to partner with KDOC.

Governor Laura Kelly, Kansas

“When we look at our correctional system, over 90-95% of those folks are going to be coming back into our Kansas communities. Be a whole lot better to use the time that they are in our system to provide an education, get training, get certificates, get licenses, so that when they come out they are ready to take the jobs that we know are available.”

Joe Reardon, President & CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

“KC Chamber members have told us the importance of reducing crime in our region and we believe one of the most effective strategies the business community can take is leading the conversation on hiring returning citizens. We believe in the importance of restoring dignity to incarcerated individuals through education and jobs training while giving them the tools to succeed when they are released from prison. We have also heard from our business community on the business case for hiring returning citizens. These team members often become the best employees a company has, and often remain the most loyal.”

Deb Kirby, Deb's Cattle Service

"I have had PI workers for over 10 years. I think this program is extremely beneficial in the reintegration of inmates to the workforce and life outside of prison. Many of these individuals have never had a job other than the streets. We try to teach skills that will benefit them wherever they decide to go once released. It also helps them to have some money in their pocket when they get out so they can hopefully get on their feet and not go back to their “old ways”. They get a peek of what life can be like if they make good choices once released."

Dave Cox, Plant Manager, Maico

“As far as reservations as far as hiring people with a felony background, there’s a lot of good guys that just simply made a bad choice at some point. Doesn’t necessarily make them a bad person for the rest of their life.”


If you are an employer interested in hiring KDOC residents, email
 or call 785-296-3317.

Private Industry Employers (June 3, 2022)

Aramark - EDCF

Aramark - HCF

Aramark - TCF

Aramark - LCF

Aramark - LCMHF

Aramark - NCF

Aramark - WCF

BAC - LCF-Central

Barkman Honey - HCF

Blue Hill - NCF

Cal-Maine - HCF-South

Creekstone Farm - WCF

Electrex - HCF East

Evergreen - HCF

Great Plains - ECF

Heatron - LCF-East

Henke - LCF-East

Hess - NCF-East

Hubco - HCF-East

Husky Hogs - NCF

Impact Embroidery - EDCF

Kansas Protein Foods - HCF

KBK Industries - LCMHF

Kirby Cattle - LCMHF

Kirby Enterprises - LCMHF


Koch - TCF

LaCrosse - LCMHF

LPF - LCF-Central

Maico - ECF

Martin Machine & Welding - HCF South


Mill Creek - HCF-South

Moly - ECF

Osborne - NCF

Pioneer - EDCF

PKM Steel - ECF

Polo - TCF

Redbarn PIECP and Pet Products - LCMHF

Russell Stover - TCF

Seat King - HCF-Central

Skyline - WCF

Wifco - HCF-South

Wilkens - NCF-East

Zephyr - LCF-East

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