Emporia Main Street Announces Fab Lab Director


Jeremy Wharton, a Hartford native and graduate of Flint Hills Technical College, is the new director of the Main Street Fabrication Laboratory. He will join KVOE’s morning show at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday. Photo of the main street of Emporia.

The Emporia Main Street Fab Lab has a new manager.

Main Street has announced that Jeremy Wharton now runs the manufacturing lab at 727 Commercial. Wharton is a Hartford native and graduated from Flint Hills Technical College, first in 2013 with a technology degree in computerized machine tool engineering, followed by associate degrees in network technology and computerized machine tool engineering in 2015. He has experience in production cycles, fiber laser engravers, CNC lathes, milling machines and other specialties.

The Fab Lab has several types of prototyping technologies and resources available to entrepreneurs and inventors, including 3D printers, large format printers, carbon dioxide laser engraver, and electronic test equipment. The space is designed to provide resources for people and companies to design, develop and improve products for business development.

Wharton will join KVOE’s Newsmaker 2 segment at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.

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