NoCo Mfg Partnership December Newsletter

Link to December Newsletter HERE


NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the December e-newsletter. The partnership continues to work diligently to support manufacturing across the region. In November, the Networks Committee hosted over 120 attendees at the Networking Night – Tariffs and What is on the Horizon for 2019? Pete Mento of Crane Worldwide Logistics provided some best best practices regarding tariffs and international trade which included:
  • Strategic meeting with engineering, product design and purchasing to review section 232 aluminum exclusion, tariff engineering, dual sourcing and triangle and supply chain redesign
  • Consult with legal finance, purchasing and procurement
  • Join industry and trade organizations
  • Host a tour for a member of Congress/Senate/Governor
Thank you to our event sponsors that made the event possible: Manufacturer’s Edge, World Trade Center Denver, Key Equipment Finance, and Frontier Metal Stamping.
If you are interested in more information about this and other topics provided by Crane Worldwide Logistics please CLICK HERE for details.
We hope to see you at the next bi-annual member meeting January 17th. See more details below. Parent’s Night 2018 was a success, attracting over 500 students and parents, over doubling the participation from last year. This annual event helps parents understand the career opportunities in the manufacturing industry and connect with local manufacturers and educators.
Networks is wrapping up some details on a potential year-end donation match donor. Stay tuned for details! Thank you to Tolmar, Inc. and Specialty Products Company for their year end giving donation! Interested in donating? See details below.
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.
Donation Letter with more details on tax deduction HERE.
Upcoming Events
Bi Annual Membership Meeting with B2B to Follow
Updates, new board announcements, work-based learning discussion and more!
Thursday, January 17, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM MST
B2B to Follow Meeting
Sponsored by AuerCPA Co.
Berthoud Town Hall
807 Mountain Avenue
Berthoud, Colorado 80515
We are looking forward to seeing you all at our Bi-Annual All Manufacturers Meeting on Thursday January 17th.
These 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.
After some quick updates on the Partnership initiatives, we will announce our newly elected board members. We have three slots being filled this year. The bulk of the meeting will be focused on work-based learning opportunities and resources available to create the talent you need to grow your business. Representatives from multiple programs will be available for information.
We will also be asking our meeting attendees to provide some ideas on our In-Site Tours and then NOCOM Speaker topics. Since our Partnership is all about our manufacturers, who better to tell us what tours would benefit you most and what speaker topics you would like to hear at our NOCOM 2019 Tradeshow.
Lastly, we will have having a B2B Networking event right after the meeting at Berthoud Town Hall. Join us for drinks and appetizers, sponsored by AuerCPA Co.
Feel free to pass the invitation along to other manufacturers- all manufacturers are welcome!
Limited RSVPs and please note that manufacturers will be given first priority.
B2B Sponsorship Opportunity! We are looking for two co-sponsors to join AuerCPA Co. in sponsoring the B2B event. Please contact Chelsie Beller with interest by email
January Lunch and Learn – Train the Trainer
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM MST
815 14th Street SW
Building D
Loveland, Co 80537
Details coming soon.
January Insite Tour – Rubadue Wire
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 8AM
Rubadue Wire Co., Inc.
5610 Boeing Dr
Loveland, Colorado 80538
Rubadue Wire is primarily known for being the first company to design and manufacture Triple Insulated Wire, which revolutionized the way agency requirements for reinforced insulation could be achieved. Allowing engineers to utilize the entire winding window from bobbin wall to bobbin wall. These products meet requirements for IEC 60950, 60601, 61558, 61010 and 62368.
They offer a wide range of insulation, sizes, types and configurations, with the majority of our products in the high temperature/high dielectric arena. Specializing in fine wire with thin wall applications without limiting our products to that segment. Our products are used in high profile consumer electronics and medical devices. Typical applications for products in medical are for MRI and CT scanners, defibrillators, wireless chargers and thermometers. Other markets include renewable energy, oil & gas, security, automotive and consumer electronics. Theyoffer extensive options in AWM products.
No cost to attend, but registration required. Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive 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:
FRCC Longmont Optics Tech Program
Front Range Community College’s new optics technology program, which will begin next semester on Jan. 22, was specifically designed to overcome these obstacles.
CWDC November News Round Up
Read the newsletter which includes information on the statewide education sector partnership launch and more >
Parent’s Night Update
On November 15th, over 500 parents and students attended the Parents Manufacturing, Design & Engineering Night hosted at Woodward in Fort Collins. This 3rd Annual event was sponsored by the Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership and planned by members of our Manufacturing Rocks! Committee. Students and parents were inspired to consider manufacturing related vocations and visited almost 40 exhibition booths to speak directly to people in those careers. Special thanks to our manufacturing experts: Heidi Hostetter, Paul Harter, Keith Korasick and Phil Montera! We are currently documenting the planning process and will have a planning toolkit available for this event in the near future. Our hope is to replicate Parents Night in more locations around Northern Colorado and beyond!
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.
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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