NoCo Mfg Partnership October Newsletter

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the October e-newsletter. The partnership continues to work diligently to support manufacturing across the region. Fall is upon us and we are in full swing. There are many events and programs coming up this season. Arrangements have been made for our student tours and programming in the areas of workforce, workforce culture, and technology/innovation. You can find more information on these topics on the website at October is full of many other events including Manufacturing Day, job fairs, recruitment opportunities, lunch and learns, and manufacturing tours. Please consult this newsletter for all event dates and times.
Celebrate Manufacturing Day October 6th!
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturing. Each Mfg Rocks! High School Tour is being registered as a Manufacturing Day Event this year and NoCo Mfg invites all of the Partners to consider participating in and/or leading some kind of manufacturing event. The official day is October 6th this year, but events are happening weeks before and after 10/6.Any day can be Manufacturing Day and you can help spread the word about the exciting things happening in Colorado manufacturing.
Visit to find or register an event and get tips on hosting an open house.
NOCOM 2018 Save the Date – April 12, 2018
Please mark you calendars for the 4th ANOCOM Trade Show scheduled for April 12, 2018 at the Ranch. More details on sponsorships and booth purchases will be announced soon!
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.
Nordson Medical’s CareerWise Aprenticeships
More than a year of systems innovation, business recruitment, student recruitment, training plan development, and fundraising all paid off this summer when the inaugural CareerWise Colorado apprentice class of 116 students reported to work at their employers. That’s right, the nation’s first statewide modern youth apprenticeship initiative is officially underway in Colorado! Learn more HERE about the Nordson Medical Apprenticeship. Please contact Andrew Palmer ( if you’d like to learn more.
City of Ft. Collins Wins International Economic Development Award
Congratulations to the City of Ft. Collins for receiving the Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award on the unique ways they leverage City funds to support talent in the community. The City of Fort Collins is a contributing partner in the NoCO Manufacturing Partnership which enables the partnership to make an impact on the local manufacturing industry . City cluster grants have helped support more than 1,000 high school student tours to manufacturing facilities to increase student awareness of manufacturing careers. Click HERE for the full press release.
Upcoming Events
Please note that the Cybersecurity event will be rescheduled to a date in December.
WY-CO Job Fair – Invitation to Participate
Wednesday, October 4th 3:30pm -6:00pm
The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds
First National Bank Building – South Hall
5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO
Are you looking to hire workers or looking for a employment? Stop by the job fair and visit the Noco Manufacturing booth near the registration table!
Technology to Market: Build4Scale Manufacturing Entrepreneur Training – FREE EVENT
In partnership with EWI, Innosphere and City of Loveland
Friday, October 6th 2:00pm – 5:00pm
815 14th Street SW Building D#190
Loveland, CO 80537
In a partnership with EWI, Innosphere and the City of Loveland are excited to offer you and your company this free manufacturing entrepreneur training held during national manufacturing week. The event is open to Innosphere invited guests including engineering entrepreneurs, universities, companies and organizations, and advisers who would benefit from this guidance.
Agenda HERE and Program Flyer HERE
In Person Registration HERE
Webinar Registration HERE
October Lunch and Learn – Essential Guidelines for Designing and Manufacturing Reliable Products
Barry Phillips, Senior Product Manager with EWI
Thursday, October 12th noon – 1:00 9m
815 14th Street SW Building D
Loveland, CO 80537
This lunch and learn will cover a broad set of guidelines and tools to help with the development and manufacture of reliable products. Specifically, you will learn how to set acceptable quality goals for your market early in the product design process, how those quality goals propagate thru manufacturing development, and eventually how those goals are experience thru customer quality expectations.
Cost: Member $10.00 and Non-Member $15.00
Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority. Registration closes October 10th at noon.
October Insite Tour – Golden Aluminum – MAX RSVPs
Save the date for November 21st at Art Castings of Colorado
Open Lab Event at Artemis Vision – Free Event
Co-hosted by: Artemis Vision and Microscan
Friday, October 20th 11:00am – 3:00pm
781 Vallejo Street
Denver, CO 80204
Free to attend, but registration is required.
Artemis Vision is partnering with Microscan to host a FREE open lab event in Denver, CO. The session will dive into the world of vision system applications, hardware, and integration. Join your peers in exploring inspection challenges by testing your own parts and prototyping vision systems risk-free using Artemis’ expertise and Microscan provided hardware.
Parents Manufacturing, Design & Engineering Night
Thursday, November 2, 2017 5-7pm
Woodward, Inc. Headquarters
1041 Woodward Way
Fort Collins, CO 80524
You’re invited to discover how your student can be a future maker with the NoCo Manufacturing Partnership. Meet with leading manufacturers and educators hosted by Woodward Inc. and experience the revitalized industry of manufacturing. Event flyer
Manufacturers are invited to participate. Please contact Jonathan Hall .
Manufacturer’s Edge Events
Toyota Kata in the Classroom with Mike Rother
Tuesday, October 17th, 3-7pm
Geotech, Denver, CO
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
GE Design for Additive Manufacturing Course
Oct 24 & 25 | 8am-5pm
OEDIT – 8th floor, Denver, CO
FREE; Course attendance is limited to manufacturers only and no more than 2 attendees from each organization. Click HERE for more details. Class is Full but email Jessica Cowden to be added to the waiting list.
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
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 Tours are taking place in October and November. The Rocks and Talent web pages have been combined and updated. ClickHERE to check it out.
Check out YouTube for some videos geared for students on manufacturing done by Edge Factor and eduFACTOReduFACTOR Rock Mfg Day Kit is also available.
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