NoCo Newsletter June

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,

Welcome to the June e-newsletter from the NoCo Manufacturing Partnership.  We are coming off an exciting NOCOM 2017 event with over 90 booths and hundreds of attendees, not to mention great presentations and student involvement.  We received very positive feedback from the exhibitors many citing quality leads and excellent networking opportunities.  Please contact to provide any feedback or ideas you have as we start to plan NOCOM 2018.

The Colorado FIRST and Existing Industry grant program has just released their dates for 2018.  This program provides funds for customizing training.  CLICK HERE to learn more about this amazing opportunity…

Your NoCO Manufacturing Partnership pursues its mission through the efforts of volunteers.  These people work in our community as manufacturers or as public partners in education and government.

We thank all our members and volunteers for their contributions throughout the year.  However, there are a few people that go above and beyond to further the mission. We would like to take an opportunity to formally recognize their efforts.  If you would like to nominate someone to be recognized, please CLICK HERE.

Please see below listing of programs, tours, announcements, committee updates and more! MAKING THINGS MAKES THINGS HAPPEN
Upcoming Events
Lunch and Learn – Metal Additive Manufacturing
Branden Kappes, Operations Director, ADAPT Center
Mechanical Engineering Dept., Colorado School of Mines
Thursday, June 8th, noon – 1:00 pm


Front Range Community College -Advanced Technology Center
2120 Miller Drive, Room 108
Longmont, CO 80501
Please join us for a presentation from Branden Kappes with the School of Mines who will speak on the following:
  • Review of additive manufacturing: the challenge of simultaneous materials production and manufacturing
  • Improving accuracy and repeatability in additive manufacturing using data informatics
  • Machine learning approaches to accelerate design and reduce lead time to production

Cost: Member $10.00 and Non-Member $15.00

Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority. Registration closes June 7th at noon.
Festo Manufacturing Workshop – Demystifying Industry 4.0
A Roadmap to Success in the Industrial Internet of Things
June 5th and 6th, 6:30pm
Ecotech Institute
1400 S Abilene Street
Aurora, CO 80012
Event Topics include:
– Industry 4.0 – Trends, Philosophies, and Opportunities
– Post-Secondary Research Tools
– An Integrative Approach for Secondary STEM
– Advances in Manufacturing, Process Control, Automation, and Robotics
Free to attend, but registration required. Hosted by DAKTIC
First Friday Event: Lean Office 101 with Live Simulation

Friday, June 2nd, 8:00am-4:30pm
Geotech Denver
2650 East 40th Ave
Denver, CO 80205

An introduction to the unique application of Lean in an office environment, this class teaches students to see an entire process, identify waste, and determine the Lean tools to use to create a more effective front office organization.
Cost $250
In Site Tour – Sticker Giant
Thursday, June 22nd, 9:00am – 10:00am
Sticker Giant
880 Weaver Park Rd.
Longmont, CO 80501

Sticker Giant is an e-commerce company that prints custom stickers and product labels.

No cost to attend, but registration required. Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority.  Registration closes June 20th at noon.
Northeast Colorado Manufacturers Expo
Friday, June 23rd, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Gary Desoto Builing
Sterling, CO
Speakers, Vendors, Information, Networking, Food Trucks and Brew Pub! Social Hour following event at Parts & Labor Brewery

Cost $25.00 per person

Co-Hosted by NECOM and Pro15. Registration and Agenda available on June 1, 2017 on registration link. Vendor and Sponsor Information: 970-867-9167 &
In Site Tour – Vestas Windsor

Tuesday, July 18th, 9:00am – 11:00am
Vestas Windsor
11140 Eastman Park Dr.
Windsor, CO 80550

Vestas is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy. The blades factory in Windsor is one of four Vestas factories built in Colorado – and it was the first factory built in Colorado (in 2007).
No cost to attend, but registration required. Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority.  Registration closes July 14th at noon.
CAMA Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, August 4th, 8:00am – 2:00pm
Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course
2156 Red Hawk Ridge Dr
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Proceeds benefit workforce programs that fill the manufacturing talent pipeline.
Individual Golfers – $175
Foursome – $700


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.This opportunity is for anyone in manufacturing that wants to have engagement with best practices and free education on updating, implementing, and building a cost effective quality system.  The automotive industry leads by example and a lot of industries utilize the automotive standards to guide how they set up their quality systems.  If you are interested in becoming ISO certified as well as TS certified.
NoCo Scholarships 2017
Click HERE for information on the scholarship program and application. Please note application deadline is June 1, 2017!

Committee Updates

Rocks! with Talent 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.
Committee Monthly Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month
For more information email
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, newsletter, In-site Tours, Lunch and Learns and website updates – Keeping you connected!
Committee Monthly Meetings: 3rd Friday of the month
For more information email