NoCo Mfg Partnership January Newsletter

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the January e-newsletter. Can you believe that 2018 is nearly upon us? We hope 2017 was prosperous for your organization. It is our mission to partner with you and work passionately to ensure that Northern Colorado Manufacturers and our communities thrive. We are excited to continue to offer programming through lunch and learns, insite tours, networking events, the NOCOM trade show and many other events and programs to grow the industry, grow jobs and to better connect you to the community.
The bi-annual All Manufacturers Meeting is Thursday, January 18th at AIMS Community College in Greeley. Please mark your calendars and join us where membership gathers to discuss partnership initiatives, announce board elections and volunteer winners and upcoming partnership news.
Upcoming Events
January Lunch and Learn – Loan Programs & Financial Tools
Sarah Hughs of the Colorado District of SBA
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 11:30AM-1:00PM
Flood and Peterson
4687 W 18th Street
Greeley, Co 80634
Sarah Hughs of the Colorado District of SBA, will be presenting on the most commonly utilized SBA loan programs for manufacturers and answering any questions you might have pertaining to these programs. She will also provide an overview of the Small Manufacturer’s AdvantEDGE program — a partnership program providing integrated support to small manufacturers across Colorado.
Cost: Members $10 | Non-Members $15; includes lunch
Limited seating, please note that manufacturers will be given first priority.
All Manufacturers Member Meeting – REGISTRATION OPEN
Thursday, January 18th, 2018 3PM-4:30PM
AIMS Community College
Applied Technology and Trades Center
5401 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
B2B Event 4:30PM – 6:30PM
Cables Pub & Grill
1923 59th Ave #105
Greeley, CO 80634
Join us for our Bi-Annual All Manufacturers Meeting where our membership gathers to discuss partnership initiatives, announce board elections and volunteer winners and upcoming partnership news. After the meeting we will be hosting a B2B Networking Event at Cables Pub and Grill and hope you plan on attending.
Feel free to pass the invitation along to other manufacturers- all manufacturers are welcome! Registration is appreciated.
January Insite Tour – Metal Container Corporation
Thursday, January 25th, 2018 9AM -10:30AM
Metal Container Corporation
1201 Metal Container Ct
Windsor, Colorado 80550
Regional Advisory Meeting – REGISTRATION OPEN
Friday, March 9th, 2018 8AM-Noon
AIMS Community College
Applied Technology and Trades Center
5401 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
Manufacturers and Educators collaborating on education curriculum, discussing and understanding the needs of the manufacturing industry. The meeting is hosted by NOCO MFG Partnership and sponsored in part by Employment Services of Weld County.
We invite you to attend and share your much needed input. Please note that registration is required for this event.
8:00AM – 12:00PM EDUCATORS
NOCOM Trade Show – Early Bird Pricing Ends 12/31!
Thursday, April 12th, 2018 9AM – 5PM
The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds
5280 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
Don’t miss out on the 20% early bird discount for booth registration. The event features: over 100 exhibitors – kick off breakfast – speaker hall featuring industry leaders, presentations & workshops – B2B lounge.
Exhibitors are required to be Manufacturers and must be approved for participation by the NOCOM event committee.
$390 for 10X10 | $325 Early Bird Registration Pricing
$540 for 10X20 | $450 Early Bird Registration Pricing
Increased booth fees are due to increase in venue fees. Early Bird Pricing is available before January 1, 2018.
Included with your booth: 5 guest passes, pipe and drape, 8’ table with tablecloth, 2 chairs, and electrical power. WIFI will be available, free of charge. The exhibit hall is not carpeted.
**NEW in 2018 – Prime Space Add On Ticket** Select either a 10×10 or 10×20 booth and add this option to your registration. This will guarantee your business a PRIME location in the north exhibitor hall. (includes both corner and east aisle booths) First come, first serve. Limited Availability.
Password for Eventbrite Access: 4NOCOM2018
FRCC Spring Classes
Critical Thinking for Manufacturers, Feb 19 – 28, M&W 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Aqua Hot Heating Systems, Frederick, CO
Cost: $450, Click HERE for Flyer
GD&T for Machinists and Engineers, March 15 -May 3, T&TH 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: FRCC Advanced Technology Center, Longmont, CO
Cost: $800 plus text book, Click HERE for Flyer
AIMS Spring Classes
Lean Six Sigma, Jan 16 – May 8, 3:25pm-5:30pm 2X/Wk
Location: Online and Applied Tech & Trades Center, Greeley, CO
Cost $80/credit, 4-credit course.
For more information and to register, visit:
Wall Street Journal Article Mention’s Noco Mfg
Parents’ Night at Woodward
The November Parent’s Night hosted at Woodward, Inc. was featured in a recent article from the Wall Street Journal. “Facing low unemployment, companies try to convince parents to recruit their children; ‘You know, not everyone is an accountant’” Read more
Manufacturer’s Edge Workshop Topic Request
ME’s mission is to strengthen and grow the manufacturing community in Colorado. One way this is accomplished by bringing you a series of workshops on a variety of advanced manufacturing methods and technology – but they need your input on what topics would interest you and be most beneficial to you and your organization.  Take the Survey
Futures Night – Highlighting Skilled Trades 2/5
The the future’s night will be held in the Longs Peak Student Center on Monday, February 5th from 6-8pm. Their will be a panel discussion and an exhibition for attendees and professionals to mingle. Save the date and more details to come.
Board Nomination Update
Thank you to everyone that submitted nominations for the 2018 board election. We are in the process on reviewing the nominations and the 5 new board members will be announced at the All Manufacturers Meeting January 18th.
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 have wrapped up.
Check out YouTube for some videos geared for students on manufacturing done byEdge Factor and eduFACTOReduFACTOR Rock Mfg Day Kit is also available.
Connecting Colorado – Job Posting and Job Search Tool
Educators we have local manufacturers available to present to your students.
Click HERE for In-Class Presentations Flyer
Committee Monthly Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month
For more information email
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