NoCo Newsletter April

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
This is the first official e-newsletter of the partnership!  Each month the newsletter will be emailed the last week of the month for the following month.  It will include events, calendar and committee updates, announcements, relevant publication links, etc.  It is our way of trying to distill the information you receive from us down to once a month (plus maybe an occasional event reminder). Feel free to email suggestions for the newsletter to
Please welcome Christine Juker as the first part-time paid staff for the partnership.  Christine will be providing admin support to the organization and relieving Becky Troyer and FRCC of these extra responsibilities.  Christine can be reached at
A huge thank you to Becky Troyer and the team at FRCC for providing such amazing support to the partnership from its inception.  Our growth is in great part due to their ability to keep things organized and to provide outstanding service and ongoing communication to the members!
Upcoming Events
Register for NOCOM 2017 and Kick-off Breakfast
Tickets still available. See you tomorrow!

Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:30 am -9:00 am Kick-off Breakfast
9:00 am – 5:00 pm NOCOM

The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds
5280 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538

Registration for Kick-Off Breakfast and NOCOM are separate registrations

May Lunch and Learn –  Continue the Lean discussion from the April program panel
Facilitator:  Bruce Sindahl, Front Range Community College Trainer

Take off from where our panel discussion on Lean left off – Experience Lean process improvement first-hand through an eye-opening Lunch-and-Learn experience.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Front Range Community College
1501 Academy Ct.
Fort Collins CO 80524
(1/2 block west of the intersection of Timberline and Prospect Roads)
Registration Includes Lunch
Members $10.00 and Non-Members $15.00
Registration closes May 10th at noon.
In Site Tour – Element Materials Technology

Element is a global platform of laboratories with Engaged Experts specializing in materials testing and product qualification testing in industries where failure is not an option. Element exists to make certain that the materials and products that we test and certify for our clients are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose. Read more about Element on registration page.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 3:00 pm
Element Materials Technology
1530 Vista View Drive
Longmont, CO 80504
No cost to attend, but registration required. Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority.  Registration closes May 22nd at noon.


Membership List on the Website
We will be adding a list of company names who are members of the Partnership on our website. Please email if you don’t want your company listed.   NO contact info will be included, just a website link.
AIAG- Automotive Industry Group
Please see the Home Page on our website for a tremendous free membership opportunity to the AIAG- Automotive Industry Group.
2017 Colorado Manufacturing Awards
Recently, Company Week, an online publication dedicated to manufacturing across Colorado and Utah, hosted the second annual 2017 Colorado Manufacturing Awards at the Art Hotel in Denver.  It was a great event and very well-attended.  To see a list of the winners and learn more click HERE.
NoCo Scholarships 2017
Click HERE for information on the scholarship program and application. Please note application deadline is June 1, 2017!

Committee Updates

Talent/Rocks Committee
This committee continues to be incredibly busy working to promote manufacturing as a career for students and to encourage dialogue between education and industry to align their training and workforce needs.
Below is a graph which shows the impact of the work of this committee and a marketing piece about presentations for teachers and administrators to promote the work of the partnership:
Click HERE for Mfg Rocks! Graph
Click HERE for the In-Class Presentations Flyer
Networks Committee
This committee focuses on the NOCOM Manufacturing and Trade Show April 27, newsletter, In-site Tours, Lunch and Learns and website updates – Keeping you connected