NoCo Newsletter September

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the September e-newsletter. The partnership continues to work diligently to support manufacturing across the region. We are in full swing organizing student tours of shop floors for the fall semester as well providing impactful programming in the areas of workforce, workforce culture, and technology/innovation. Please consult this newsletter for information on these programs as well as grant opportunities and the BizWest Bravo! Entrepreneur Regional Spirit Award.
NOCO Manufacturing Partnership Receives the Bravo! Regional Spirit Award
BizWest had their 2017 Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards, which celebrates excellence in Northern Colorado, on August 30th. The Partnership has been awarded the Regional Spirit Award. Winners of the Regional Spirit Award demonstrate commitment to the growth and well-being of the region through good corporate citizenship and promotion of regional ties. All awards determined by the Award Selection Committee must have at least one vote from each county. Congratulations and thank you to the membership for all your contributions to making this award possible. Article HERE
Grant Opportunity – Recover Colorado Workforce Training
Grant Deadline December 2017 and Training to be
Completed by December 2018
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) is partnering with Aims Community College to offer funding to businesses and nonprofits within Weld County. The Recover Colorado Workforce Training Program is designed to help communities, businesses, and ultimately individuals build resiliency by providing customized workforce training programs. Applications need to be submitted by December 2017 and trainings needs to be completed by December 2018. The maximum grant award is $75,000, and each company can receive up to three awards. Click HEREfor more details.
Eaton High School Career Fair – Looking for Manufacturers to Participate
Jim Corbett is the new STEM teacher at Eaton High School and is looking for manufacturers to participate in their Career Fair September 20th. If you are interested please contact Jim Corbett at
Denver Maker Faire October 13-15th – Volunteer Opportunities
Calling all fans of invention, creation, DIY and imagination!! Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Denver Maker Faire. The Faire will be held at the Denver Mart on October 14th and 15th. Volunteers with help with operational tasks, Maker happiness and support, interactive exhibits and more! Click HERE to sign up.
Enterprise Zone Tax Credits
The Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program promotes a business-friendly environment in economically distressed areas by offering state income tax credits to businesses who choose to locate/develop in these zones. Click HERE for more details.
Career Coach – Larimer Job and Wage Search Tool
Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Click HERE to be directed to the tool.
ISO Certification with Free and Discounted Services
Tremendous opportunity for ISO certification and TS certification with free and discounted services through AIAG and Specialty Products. This 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 many industries utilize the automotive standards to guide how they set up their quality systems. Please see the  Home Page on our website under the Specialty Products and AIAG Membership Program.
Upcoming Events
September Lunch and Learn:
Importance of Cybersecurity for Manufacturers
Save the date for October 12th Quality and Reliability
Manufacturing is the Second Highest Industry with the Most Reported Cyber Attacks. Pat Toth is flying in to talk to us about how t echnology has evolved and empowered manufacturers in a variety of ways, and companies have become increasingly reliant on computer systems and IT. Because of this, cybersecurity has emerged as a critical topic in the industry.
Pat Toth, Computer Scientist
Pat is a Computer Scientist in the Programs and Partnerships Division at the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Pat serves as the NIST MEP Cybersecurity Program Manager with responsibility for developing and disseminating guidance and tools for MEP Centers to use to assist U.S. manufacturers in reducing their risks associated with cybersecurity .
Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Budweiser Event Center (BEC)
The Ranch Bar & Grill
5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $20.00
Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority. Registration closes September 19th at noon.
Southern Colorado Fuse Center
555 East Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
14062 Denver West Parkway, Building 52, Suite 300
Golden, CO 80401
Registration: $10.00
October Insite Tour – Golden Aluminum
Save the date for November 21st at Art Castings of Colorado
Golden Aluminum
Thursday, October 19th 9:00 am
1405 14th St
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Free to attend, but registration is required.
Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority. Registration closes October 18th at noon.
Manufacturer’s Edge Events
First Friday Webinar:
Manufacturing Day and How to Get Involved
Friday, September 1, 12:00pm -1:00pm
On the first Friday in October of every year, October 6 this year, thousands of manufacturers and educational institutions across the nation participate in Manufacturing Day by hosting open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events. Through this collective effort, Manufacturing Day draws public attention to manufacturing’s present-day reality and encourages careers in this secure and growing sector of the economy.
Click  HERE to Register
Kata in the Classroom with Mike Rother
Tuesday, October 17th, 10:30am-12pm; 3-7pm
Renowned author and Kata expert, Mike Rother, will present a three-part full-day workshop on using Kata in the classroom and how to teach your students the habit of critical thinking and problem solving to achieve their goals.
Click HERE for more details
FRCC Fall Events
Critical Thinking for Manufacturers October 23 – November 1st, M&W 6:00pm-9:00pm
12 Hrs of Instruction
Location: Aqua-Hot Heating Systems
7501 Miller Dr.
Frederick, CO
Cost: $450, Click HERE for Flyer
To Register Contract: | 303-678-3790
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT)
Self-paced and On-line (45 equilvalent hrs of instruction)
6 mo. to complete course upon enrollment
Cost $495 (includes certification test free) One-time MSSC Registration not included, Click HERE for Flyer
To Register Contact: | 303-678-3790
CAMA Events
Supply Chain 4.0 Forum
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 1:30pm-5:00pm
The CAVEA at MSU Denver
890 Auraria Parkway, Room 403
Denver, CO
The Manufacturing Industry has changed. Join us at the Supply Chain 4.0 Forum and hear from Industry Experts about what these changes mean for your supply chain. The Forum will also introduce Colorado Manufacturers to some of the most comprehensive, unique, and searchable buyer and seller tools currently available in the age of Industry 4.0. More Information CLICK HERE
CAMA 5th Annual Manufacturing Summit
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:00am – 6:30pm
Infinity Park Event Center
4400 E Kentucky Ave
Glendale, CO
The Summit will bring together the thinkers and doers leading Colorado’s dynamic manufacturing industry to share best practices, network, and develop new business opportunities. The Manufacturing Summit offers a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and ample business-to-business networking. More information CLICK HERE
Committee Updates
Manufacturing 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. Fall High School Tour planning have begun. The Rocks and Talent web pages have been combined and updated. Click HERE to check it out.
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
In-Class Presentations Flyer
Networks Commitee
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