NoCo Mfg Partnership November Newsletter

Link to November Newsletter HERE

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the November e-newsletter. The partnership continues to work diligently to support manufacturing across the region. In October, the Rocks Committee and partners hosted over 200 students across Larimer and Boulder counties giving students a hands on experience of what local manufacturers are working on and what a career in manufacturing could look like. Thank you to the following local manufacturers for making these tours successful: AmerimaxAssociated Thermoforming, Inc., Bi, Inc.Colorado Water JetCreative FoamMKS Instruments, Inc.Nordson MedicalOtter ProductsPrecision Machined ProductsRapid Pro ToolingTecomet,Inc.Tolmar, Inc. and Woodward, Inc. A special thank you to our education and workforce partners for helping us coordinate students and chaperones. Other school districts in Larimer and Weld Counties are considering tours for fall and spring. Interested in hosting a high school tour? Please
NoCo Mfg Partnership 2018 Annual Report
The NoCo Mfg Partnership Board, Rocks!, Networks and NOCOM Committees are pleased to present the following annual report which outlines the initiatives that the partnership has been working on, the continued growth and the data that supports the activities. Thank you to all the volunteers and financial supporters that have made these efforts possible!
Are you thinking about making a year-end charitable contribution this year? Your donation to the NoCo Manufacturing Partnership will support your industry through programs that have introduced manufacturing careers to over 1,000 high school students, paid for dozens of student internships, and provided networking and learning opportunities at industry events.  Over the past five years, the Partnership has realized many worthwhile accomplishments, however, these efforts are not sustainable without your support. Please consider NoCo Manufacturing Partnership in your 2018 giving strategy.
Donations and sponsorships are tax deductible. You will receive a thank you letter from the board, a tax donation letter and a W9 from our fiduciary Larimer County Board of County Commissioners for your records. As a financial supporter we will be included in the end of year thank you email which is sent to the entire membership in December.
Upcoming Events
Networking Night – Tariffs and What is on the Horizon for 2019? Limited RSVPs, Don’t miss out!!!
Pete Mento, Vice President of Global Trade and Managed Services
Thursday, Nov 8th, 2018 5:00PM -7:00PM MST
The Ranch at the Budweiser Event Center
5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, Co 80538
Join us for an evening of networking and a discussion with Pete Mento, Vice President of Global Trade and Managed Services of Crane Worldwide Logistics on tariffs and what is ahead in 2019. Drinks and light appetizers will be provided following the presentation.
Thank You to Our Event Sponsors: Manufacturer’s Edge, World Trade Center Denver, Frontier Metal Stamping and Key Equipment Finance.
Limited RSVPs and please note that manufacturers will be given first priority.
November Lunch and Learn – Do You Hire Lions or Platypuses? Hiring and Building Teams
with Courtney Berg, CourtSide Consulting
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM MST
Kaiser Permanente – Greeley
2429 35th Ave
Greeley, Co 80634
Hiring is tricky. You spend hours on the process, only to find the new employee is not who they said they were. You think you were getting a lion – someone who will thrive and collaborate with the team. But instead, you hired a platypus who wants to be alone, away from everyone and handle things on their own.
During this workshop you’ll learn…
  • How to hire the right person for your team
  •  Tactical strategies for hiring including:
  • Screening and interviewing candidates
  • Background and drug screening
  • Designing the perfect first 90 days for employee success.
  • How to establish a team culture so collaboration and camaraderie are the norm in day-to-day interactions.
Courtney Berg Bio:
Courtney Berg, CourtSide® founder and renowned national speaker, combines more than 30 years of HR and operations experience with humor to deliver a program that will educate and inspire your employees. Courtney conveys complex HR and employment concepts in an easy-to-understand and engaging way that sparks interest and invokes the audiences’ full attention. Whether you are a company of 5 or 500, your employees will leave a session with Courtney with new energy for their roles because she has not only entertained them but also armed them with practical HR solutions they can implement right away. Read more>
Limited RSVPs and please note that manufacturers will be given first priority.
November Insite Tour – Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey Greeley
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 8AM
Rice’s Lucky Clover Honey
3331 W 29th Street
Greeley, Colorado 80631
Rice’s Honey, a leading producer of high quality, U.S. only raw & unfiltered honey since 1924, was founded right here in Greeley, Colorado. L.R. Rice founded Rice’s Honey, which was headquartered on 8th Avenue for over 70 years. In 2014, the company relocated its operations to 3331 West 29th Street to accommodate the ever-expanding business. Rice’s Honey has generated brand equity through its commitment of producing premium, high quality, raw and unfiltered honey at affordable prices. Rice’s Honey works with local beekeepers to provide several local, raw & unfiltered honey varieties throughout various states and regions across the U.S.
Limited RSVPs and please note that manufacturers will be given first priority.
FRCC Spring Classes
Intro to Machining, Jan 22-April 30, T & TH 6pm-9pm
Cost: $2,095, Flyer HERE
Intermediate Machining, Jan 21-May 6, M & W 6pm-9pm
Cost: $2,095, Flyer HERE
Advanced Machining, Jan 21-May 6, M & W 6pm-9pm
Cost: $2,095, Flyer HERE
GD&T for Machinist and Engineers, March 26-May 7, T & TH 6pm-9pm
Cost: $800, Flyer HERE
3D Design and Modeling with Solidworks, Jan 22-March 14, T & TH 6pm-9pm
Cost: $800, Flyer HERE
CNC with Mastercam, Jan 21-March 4, M & W 6pm-9pm
Cost: $800, Flyer HERE
AIMS Spring Offerings
3D CAD Modeling and 3D Printing, Jan 14- May 07
Learn to blend virtual and real design through the use of 3D CAD Modeling and 3D Printing by taking CAD 262-3D Printing starting in January. To see more details about this course and other CAD course opportunities in January click the course number.
Aims Basics of Carpentry Certificate = Opportunities for High Paying Job!
Complete your Basics of Carpentry Certificate at Aims this Spring 2019 and open many career opportunities for high paying jobs in the construction industry such as construction carpenters, cement masons, drywall installers and roofers. To earn a Basics of Carpentry Certificate, students earn three credits by taking three one-credit courses: Introduction to Carpentry, Basic Safety and Hand/Power Tool. Courses start January 15, contact Phong Tram at or 970-339-6373 for more information.
Certificate Flyer Here 
CAMA Event
CAMA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Laws Whiskey House, Denver
Featuring: Top Advancers Awards, Holiday Sweater Contest, Networking, and, of course, Whiskey!
For more information and to register, visit:
Ft. Collins Business Appreciation Breakfast 11/1
Registration is now open for the 2018 Business Appreciation Breakfast, which will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Rd. RSVP Now
Front Range Community College 50th Celebration 11/9
Please join us celebrating our education partner FRCC on Friday, November 9, from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. (Larimer Campus, Longs Peak Student Center) as they celebrate 50 years of successful lives and strong futures–made possible due in large part to you and our strong partnerships. Register by 11/5. RSVP Now
LCWDC Work-Based Learning Symposium Oct & Nov
Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development Training is offering the following workshops: Tours to Grow Your Talent Pool, Internships- Steps to Building a Program to Help Build Your Business, Registered Apprenticeships 101. More info HERE>
SAVE THE DATE: Manufacturers Needed for 3rd Annual Parent’s Manufacturing, Design & Engineering Night 11/15
This is an opportunity for you to share your passion for manufacturing careers with hundreds of students and parents! Mark your calendar now and plan to showcase your company in the exhibitor’s hall. Participants will attend a site tour at Woodward, receive educational career pathway information and visit manufacturing booths. Interested in participating in Parent’s Night? Please contact Sylvia Robinson at
Front Range Optics Technology OPen House 11/15
Learn about the new FRCC-Boulder County Optics Program. Talk to local optics businesses and manufacturers about what they do, and discuss job opportunities and career pathways in the optics field. Flyer Here
CWDC October Round Up Newsletter
The newsletter includes information on: 2018 Sectors Academy Recap, National Career Pathways Network Conference, Business Engagement Guide, Career Navigator Toolkit and more!
Designing the Future: Career-Ready Capstones Event 12/7
Join America Acheives, Colorado Succeeds and Project Lead the Way as educators from across the stae unveil newsling developedm career-ready capstone performance tasks. More info 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. Work based learning will be discussed more in the next meetings.
Monthly Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month 3:30PM at EWI Loveland
For more information email
Networks Committee
This committee focuses on the NOCOM Manufacturing and Trade Show, newsletter, In-site Tours, Lunch and Learns and website updates – Keeping you connected! Current focus membership awareness campaign.
Monthly Meetings: 3rd Friday of the month 8AM at EWI Loveland
For more information email
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