• Key Industries Inc.

    • Manufacturers
    400 Marble Rd.
    Fort Scott, KS 66701
    (620) 223-2000
    (800) 835-0365
    (620) 223-5822 (fax)
    Hours:
    8:00AM - 5:00PM (CT) Monday-Friday

    About Us

    Work is tough, Key is tougher.

    To meet the workwear clothing needs of farmers and ranchers who were toiling sunup to sundown on the eastern edge of America’s Great Plains, C. A. Lakin and Harry McKey read more
    • About

      Work is tough, Key is tougher.

      To meet the workwear clothing needs of farmers and ranchers who were toiling sunup to sundown on the eastern edge of America’s Great Plains, C. A. Lakin and Harry McKey established the Lakin-McKey Manufacturing Company in Fort Scott, Kansas in 1908.

      Knowing the rugged lives these men endured, the two company founders built their first pair of bib overalls with heavy-duty denim and triple-needle stitched seams. But Lakin-McKey clothing was built to move easy, too, throughout long days on the plains. And it carried a price that hardworking men considered a fair deal.

      While the name was later shortened to “Key,” the company’s reputation for longwearing quality, comfort and value grew – so much so that the brand became known as “The Nation’s Finest” work clothes.

      Today, Key satisfies America’s need for tough clothing with Lakin McKey Trading and Tuf-Nut® apparel for men, women and children; Wolf Mountain® gear for hunters; Polar King® clothes for extreme conditions; and, of course, Key and Key FR (fire-resistant) workwear.

      But while the names may be different and some styles newer, you’ll find the original values of C. A. Lakin and Harry McKey endure in every shirt, pant, jacket, overall or other piece of rugged clothing: Work is tough, Key is tougher.

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    • Jobs

      Embellishment Operator
      Category: Skilled and Trades
      Key Apparel is seeking a motivated person to join our Embellishment Team.  The position will entail working with embroidery, heat transfer and direct-to-garment embellishment equipment and processes.This position is responsible for embellishing uniforms, hats, outerwear, and other accessories. This position provides support to the sales and operations departments as necessary to meet company ...read more

      Contact

      Jill Schafer
      Phone:(620) 223-2000
      Production Planning-Forecasting
      Category: Planning
      KEY Apparel is a clothing company located in Fort Scott, Kansas.  Key’s focus is on work, industrial and outdoor related apparel.  Key is searching for a Production Planning / Forecaster to analyze inventory needs and assist with the timely procurement of inventory.  Primary Responsibilities Include   Plan, create and manage production work orders to maintain stock levels as well as on demand ...read more

      Contact

      Jill Schafer
      Phone:(620) 223-2000
      Customer Service Representative
      Category: Customer Services
      Key Industries, Inc., of Fort Scott, KS is seeking a full time Customer Service Representative.  The position will be responsible for providing effective customer service for all customers, as well as communicating effectively with team members.    Essential Functions Include: Provide timely and accurate information to incoming customer order status and product knowledge requests.Processes ...read more

      Contact

      Jill Schafer
      Phone:(620) 223-2000