NoCo Mfg Partnership February Newsletter

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the February e-newsletter. It is our mission to partner with you and work passionately to ensure that Northern Colorado Manufacturers and our communities thrive. January has been a very busy month as we elected 5 board seats, hosted the first All Manufacturers Bi-Annual Meeting and B2B of 2018, hosted a Loan Programs & Financial Tools Lunch and Learn, toured the Metal Container Facility AND put on student tours for Thompson High School and Walt Clark Middle School. Join us as we continue to offer programming throughout the year to grow the industry, grow jobs and to better connect you to the community.
We encourage you to get plugged into a committee and help fuel us ahead! Your involvement is what makes the partnership successful and the time commitment is usually minimal. If your organization can host a facility tour or share a quick manufacturing presentation to students on what you do, we want to hear from you! Email NoCoMfg@gmail with your interest.
New Board Members for 2018!
We are pleased to welcome our new 2018 board members. The 3 manufacture seats are: Jonathan Hall of Frontier Metal Stamping,Rick Gardner of EWI Colorado and Diana Precht of Vergent Products. The Workforce Development seat is Adam Crowe of Larimer County Workforce. The Educational seat is George Newman of Front Range Community College. A strategic planning session will take place in February where the new 2018 board members, 2017 board members and committee chairs and co-chairs will discuss goals and actions for the partnership.
Upcoming Events
February Lunch and Learn – Introduction to ISO Standards, and How They Can Help Your Business
Mark McCulley,Professional Quality Assessments
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 11:30AM-1:00PM
EWI Colorado
815 14th Street SW Bldg D
Loveland, CO 80537
Several standards are used in manufacturing, each with its own focus. Mark McCulley of Professional Quality Assessments, will bring us an overview of each and how they can help businesses succeed in a competitive and changing market (with time for discussion and questions). If you’re considering certification for the first time, or changing to a different one, this will be an informative and helpful presentation.
Cost: Members $10 | Non-Members $15; includes lunch
Limited seating, please note that manufacturers will be given first priority.
March Insite Tour – TOLMAR, Inc.
Windsor Location
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 9AM -10:30AM
1201 Cornerstone Dr.
Windsor, Colorado 80550
Please join us for an InSite Tour with TOLMAR, Inc. on March 22 at 9AM. TOLMAR Inc. is a fully integrated pharmaceutical company based in Colorado that develops, manufactures, and globally distributes twenty-one branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals in the areas of urology, oncology, and dermatology. In addition to the development and manufacturing of the specialty injectable product line ELIGARD®, TOLMAR has become an industry leader in the development and manufacturing of prescription topical ointments, creams, gels, and lotions for dermatologic applications.
No cost to attend, but registration required. Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority. Registration closes March 21th at noon.
May Insite Tour – Wolf Robotics SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, May 17th, 2018 8AM
Wolf Robotics, LLC
4600 Innovation Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Wolf Robotics, A Lincoln Electric Automation™Company, has manufactured robotic integration solutions for automated ARC welding, cutting systems, cladding, 3-D metal printing, material removal, and material handling applications for close to 40 years. With 8,500 robot systems around the world, Wolf Robotics is one of the largest general manufacturing robot integrators in North America.
Watch for more details coming soon.
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 – Booths Still Available
Thursday, April 12th, 2018 9AM – 5PM
The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds
5280 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
The show provides an opportunity to network, build new business relationships, visit innovative exhibitors, and listen to industry leaders speak on topics that strengthen the manufacturing community.
Exhibitors are required to be Manufacturers and must be approved for participation by the NOCOM event committee.
$390 for 10X10 | $540 for 10X20
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! NOCOM Business cards are available to market the event through your business network. Request some cards to be sent to your business.
Password for Eventbrite Access: 4NOCOM2018
CAMA Event
Denver MFG West Metro Bus Tour
Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:30am – 5:30pm
Touring: Canvas Technology, Research Electro-Optics, Spyderco, State 38 Distilling, and Terumo BCT
Member Registration: $50/Non Member Registration: $75
Includes Transportation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception
Trade Adjustment Assistance Workshop – TAA for Firms
Employment Service of Weld County
Employment Services of Weld County
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
11:30am – 1:00pm
No cost to attend.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Firms is a federal grant program that is funded through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. Grants can provide funding to eligible companies to help them save jobs, increase productivity and build a solid foundation for future growth. Please join Employment Services of Weld County and the Rocky Mountain Trade Adjustment Assistance Center to learn more!
FRCC Spring Classes
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
Colorado Manufacturing Award – VOTE NOW!
We are proud to be supporting the 2018 Colorado Manufacturing Awards hosted by our friends at Company Week. The Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership is the trade host for the awards category of Outstanding Consumer/Lifestyle Brand. We are asking our Partnership to go the Company Week website and nominate a business for the category we are hosting. Of course, you are all welcome to join us at the CMA’s on April 5th as our Partnership will be highlighted during the event.
Colorado Intern Grant – Apply before February 15th
If you are an employer in an innovative industry we’ll help with your internship costs. We’ll fund up to $5,000 per intern for an intern with a minimum of 130 on-the-job training hours completed in 6 months. The program awards matching grants up to $5,000 per intern for on-the-job training in the following industries:
Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Bioscience, Construction, Electronics, Energy & Natural Resources, Engineering and Information Technology. Grant Details Here
Futures Night – Highlighting Skilled Trades February 15th
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. Talk with professionals in the industry and learn about career pathways. View flyer and register now.
2017 Colorado Talent Pipeline Report
The report offers an examination of issues related to the supply and demand of talent in Colorado and strategies for strengthening the state’s talent pipeline. The report focuses on high-demand, high-growth jobs, that pay a good wage in two earnings tiers: one including jobs meeting a living wage for a family of three with one working adult, and a second including jobs meeting a living wage for an individual. The report also explores areas of untapped talent in Colorado.  Read the Report
Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) is asking for CEOs, HR professionals, hiring managers to share input in a regional conversation on Cybersecurity and business operations critical occupations. The forums will help to create more effective career pathways information. There is a forum on February 22 for Ft. Collins Region 2, March 1st Boulder, Region 3& 4, with your participation they can grow the talent pipeline and positively impact the local and state economies. Meeting times include 9-Noon on Cybersecurity and 1-4PM on Business Operations Register Now
NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Blog and Video
Check out the Manufacturing Innovation Blog powered by MEP. Their posts highlight resources for manufacturers, industry experts and the public on key U.S. manufacturing topics. The current video features how Manufacturer’s Edge helped Faustson Tool improve product flow and production, be innovative and stay competitive in today’s manufacturing world. One of the most impressive results of this collaboration has been the development of the ADAPT Advanced Characterization Center , a 3D metal printing research facility.
Student Job Shadow Request – Poudre School District
Two high school students at Fossil Ridge are looking for a 2-3 hour job shadowing experience for a class requirement to observe robotic, welding and/or machining. They will have some prepared questions and document their experience. Their deadline is end of February. A job shadow is perhaps the easiest Work-Based-Learning event to run and would be a great first time experience in your organization. Please contact Lorraine Snow | | 970-490-3296 for details.
Decibullz Offer to Members on Discount Ear Plugs
Decibullz would like to extend a 40% off discount for their custom earplugs.
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. Please welcome new 2018 Rocks Chair, Kyle Kingreyof BI and Co- Chair Sylvia Robinson of TOLMAR, Inc.
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