NoCo Mfg June Newsletter

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the June e-newsletter. The partnership continues to work diligently to support manufacturing across the region as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary! Join us in July to celebrate at our All Member meeting July 12th at EWI in Loveland. More details in the upcoming events section of the newsletter.
In May Darren Pape and Julie Cila of Wolf Robotics hosted an Insite Tour where over 15 members were able to see manufactured robotics integrated solutions. Thank you the entire Wolf Robotics team for a great tour! The Work Based Learning Lunch and Learn on May 8th boasted an incredible turn out of over 25 attendees! Speakers Renise Walker and Sandra Jackam shared some work based techniques adopted throughout the industry and regional company successes. Event photos can be found on our Facebook page.
Thank you to all our partners and members who continue to elevate manufacturing across Northern Colorado! Through our collaborative efforts we make manufacturing thrive.

Upcoming Events

NOCOM 2019 – Early Commitment TODAY LAST DAY!
Preregister Exhibitor Booths Save $65 and get great location
Thursday, April 11th, 2019 9AM – 5PM
The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds
5280 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
Early Commitment | 10X10 $350 and 10X20 $500
Access Code: NOCOM
June Lunch and Learn – Harness the Power of Habits
Sharon Lipinski, CEO of BLH Consulting and Habit SuperHero
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM MST
EWI Colorado
815 14th Street SW , Building D
Loveland, CO 80537
This training is designed specifically for organizations who already invests substantially in their employees’ safety, but are still experiencing unsafe behavior and injuries. The most effective way to change how your employees typically think, respond, or act is to transform it from a conscious act into an unconscious act. In other words, make it a habit. In this session, Sharon Lipinski, CEO of BLH Consulting and Habit SuperHero, will share: The limitations of willpower, The neurology of habit, and The 7 Safety Habits.
NEW Lunch and Learn Sponsorship Opportunities!
The monthly lunch and learns have been well attended and attract people from all over the region. Now we want to offer our Members a chance to sponsor these Lunch and Learn events showcasing your company and supporting future NOCO Mfg Programs. Click HERE for more details and availability.
June Insite Tour – Otterbox Frederick Facility
Future Insite Tour- September Circle Graphics (Longmont)
Thursday, July 19th, 2018 8AM
4185 Salazar Way
Frederick, CO 80504
No cost to attend, but registration required. Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority. Registration closes July 16th at noon.


July All Manufacturers Meeting – 5 Year Celebration!
Save-the Date
Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM MST
B2B to Follow
EWI Colorado
815 14th Street SW , Building D
Loveland, CO 80537
SAVE-THE-DATE for our Bi-Annual All Manufacturers Meeting and celebrate our 5th Anniversary!
The Bi Annual meetings are very important to the sustainability of our Partnership. It gives all of our current and potential new members an opportunity to hear what we are doing as a Partnership. More importantly, it offers each of you the ability to voice your concerns on issues that are hindering you from growing your business. As an organization for manufacturers, lead by manufactures, this meeting is a perfect way to get involved in making Colorado Manufacturing stronger than ever.
RSVP details to come.
B2B Sponsorship Opportunity
Following the All Manufacturing Meeting we will host a B2B event with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact Jill Young at


FRCC Spring Classes
NIMS Open Lab, June 1 -Aug 3, Fridays 4:00pm-8:00pm
Location: FRCC Advanced Technology Center, Longmont, CO
Cost: $350, Click HERE for Flyer


Manufacturer’s Edge Event
Cyberspace Security for the Aerospace and
Defense Supply Chain
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 8:30am – 12:30pm
Geotech Environmental Equipment | 2650 E. 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
Cost: $1,000 per company, includes cost onsite gap assessment
(up to 3 participants per company)
Myth: Cybersecurity is a concern for big businesses. Small businesses just aren’t on the radar. Reality: Attackers are opportunists who look for the weakest link: All they need is one—and they have time, motivation, and financial resources. (Look at Target’s mega-hack enabled by a HVAC vendor’s cybersecurity error.)
Cybersecurity is a cost of doing business with government—but it doesn’t have to be an unreasonable financial hit. This workshop will walk you through the cybersecurity guidelines, talk you
through a preliminary self-assessment, and offer templates to help you define and implement your security program. For more information click HERE


CAMA Events
Denver MFG I-225 Corridor Bus Tour
Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Touring: The 3D Printing Store, Crazy Mountain Brewing, Foam Fabricators. Image Projections West, Koala Kare, and Packaging Express
Member Registration: $50/Non Member Registration: $75
Includes Transportation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception


Lunch and Learn Sponsorship Opportunities
The partnership offers Lunch and Learn events each month. These events have been well attended and attract people from all over the region. Now we want to offer our Members a chance to sponsor these Lunch and Learn events with a chance to showcase your organization and further support NOCO Mfg Programs. Click HERE for more details.
UPDATED NoCo Mfg Website Coming Soon!
The Networks Website Subcommittee has been hard at work building a new website platform with Old Town Media. Our goal is for our members to have an improved user experience, with easier to use event calendar, a new news feed page, simpler pages and more! Keep an eye out for the announcement later on in June!
NECOM Manufacturing Expo, Sterling, CO – 6/29
Northeast Colorado Manufacturing Partnership will host their 2nd Annual Manufacturing Expo for a day of education, networking and promoting of manufacturing best practices. Click HERE to RSVP and Flyer HERE.
Larimer County Workforce Center Career and Business
Tours 6/6 & 6/14 for 14-24 yr olds
Each Career Road Trip tours local businesses for an opportunity to see behind the scenes of emerging industries and careers. The tour dates are Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 14. Transportation is provided, departing from the Harmony Library at Front Range Community College at 8:00AM and returning at 4:30PM. Career Road Trips are free and lunch will be provided. Space is limited so don’t miss this opportunity! Visit to register for a seat.
CSU’s Global Business Academy – HS Student Summer Opportunity
The CSU College of Business Global Academy is an intensive and transformative summer-learning opportunity for outstanding high-school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Learn about business in a global context and forge new friendships with other students around the world. Flyer and Parent/Student Letter Application deadline 6/1 Contact Stephanie Staudacher with questions.
Congratulations to Up-A-Creek Robotics for winning Industrial Design Award
Up-A-Creek Robotics, a high school FIRST® Robotics Competition team supported by FRCC, came in third and won the Industrial Design Award (sponsored by General Motors) when they competed against 400 other teams from all over the world at the FIRST® Championship in Houston. Up-A-Creek qualified for the international competition when they passed the regional competition along with the Fort Collins Highlanders. Congratulations to all the students and faculty that worked hard to elevate creativity and manufacturing.