March NoCo Mfg Newsletter

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the March e-newsletter. The partnership continues to work diligently to support manufacturing across the region. In February, the new 2019 board convened and are working to finalize 2019 partnership goals with executive board members identified as Heidi Hostetter as Chair, Jonathan Hall as Vice Chair and Mina Cox as Secretary of Finance. Goals will be shared in the next newsletter along with details on how you can engage in committee work.
NOCOM is just 6 weeks away! Don’t miss your opportunity to exhibit at the largest trade show in in Colorado. More details here >
Upcoming Events
Regional Advisory Meeting 2019 – Next Week!
Manufacturers & Educators Collaborative Meeting
Friday, March 8th, 2018 8 AM – 12 PM
Aims Community College
5401 20th Street
Cornerstone Building – Conference Center
Greeley, CO 80634
You are invited to share your much needed input to prepare the next generation of manufacturers! The regional meeting provides a platform for discussing and understanding needs of the manufacturing industry. Public and private partners will discuss the Career and Technical Education needs for the upcoming year. Breakout sessions with manufacturers and educators are planned.
Lunch and Learn – Leverage Time and Achieve Goals
with Jess Dewell, Red Direction
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM MST
Windsor Chamber of Commerce
421 Main Street Suite A
Windsor, Co 80550
No Follow-Through= Failure
Underneath all the information coming at us every day are things that don’t demand our attention yet impact our results. It’s the company’s growth strategy. Your growth strategy is always there, and it’s up to you to use it. There are three ways to leverage time and tasks to achieve your growth strategy:
• Determine what information is vital to know the vitality of our business;
• Discern what opportunities are the right opportunities right now (and later); and
• Protect your time and maximize what you do with it.
The knowledge required to understand where your business is going, who are current and future competitors are, as well as how you work together as a team to prioritize action. How that information overlays with the way you work together to engage your growth strategy, there is follow through and forward progress. There is growth.
Event sponsorship available at $250
Contact Chelsie Beller with interest!
March Insite Tour – Whip Mix
Thursday, March 21, 2019 8 AM – 9:30 AM
1730 E Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Whip Mix is a manufacturer of products for the dental, jewelry, and production industries. In 2019, our 100th year anniversary, we will continue to add products and services with a special focus on 3D scanning, milling, and printing. Whip Mix started with a dental spatula, designed to whip the mix in the dental laboratory. More details included on the registration link.
Limited registrations with manufacturers given priority.
NOCOM 2019 – Exhibitor Booths Available!
Just 7 weeks until the largest manufacturing trade show in Colorado!
Thursday, April 11th, 2019 9 AM – 5 PM
The Ranch – Larimer County Fairgrounds
5280 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
10X10 Booth $415 | 10X20 Booth $565
Join your fellow NOCOM Alumni for a day of celebrating manufacturing, grow your business network and showcase your innovative products and services! The show continues to grow, with 25% increase in exhibitor and attendee numbers in 2018, and over 70% of exhibitors having gained business from the show.
Booth purchase includes:
  • 5 guest passes for booth staff and guests
  • Pipe and drape, 8’ table with tablecloth, 2 chairs, and electrical power.
  • WIFI will be available, free of charge.
Check out who is exhibiting so far by clicking HERE for the updated exhibitor list.
Sneak Peak of Speaker Hall Topics
  • Best Practices for Strategic Partnering to Increase Performance & Profit
  • Manufacturing Workforce Solutions: Plan for today and the future!
  • Taking the Manufacturing Journey to Operational Excellence: What We’re Seeing in the Field
  • How to STOP the COP-OUT Syndrome & Build a Culture of Ownership in Your Organization: A 4-Part Framework for Manufacturers & Supply Chain Companies
FRCC Spring Classes
Supervisor Management Training Part 2, April 5 – May 3
Westminster Campus
Cost: $750, Flyer HERE
AIMS Spring Offerings
Continuing Education at Aims Community College is releasing the new spring catalog!
In this catalog, you will find an array of non-credit Professional Development courses to build your knowledge and skills in the workplace. Courses include:
·        Introduction to Lean
·        Solidworks
·        The Evolving World of Hemp
·        OSHA 10 & 30
·        Accountability and Leadership in the Workplace
·        Computer classes including Excel and Quickbooks
·        Business Ethics and more!
To see a full list of classes visit us at
CAMA Event
Denver Mic Mfg Bus Tour
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Touring: Arrow Sheet Metal, CW Elaborations, Guerilla Gravity, Hammond’s Candies, and ColoradoBiz Magazine’s Made in Colorado Event
Available to CAMA Members Only – RSVP Here or Become a Member Today!
Greeley District 6 Career Expo – Manufacturers Welcome! 3/28
Manufacturers that have a passion for sharing manufacturing to the future workforce this event is for you! District 6th 8th grade students will participate in a career exploration day giving them the opportunity to interact with and learn from professionals in a variety of different career pathways. Professionals from throughout the region participate. Registration deadline is March 22, 2019. More details here >
Made in Colorado | Manufacturing Forum & Awards
Featuring Keynote Speakers Trane and Danhydra!
Trane is looking to source from Colorado manufacturers for two of their products and Danhydra will be discussing their hopes to build a network here in Colorado!
Get your tickets for March 6th to take advantage of this networking opportunity and hear from these outstanding companies! Event is March 6th at Mile High Stadium
2019 Colorado Manufacturing Awards Finalists
The award finalists have been announced and we are proud to share them with you! Join your fellow manufactures to celebrate the industry and the winners of the 2019 CMAs on April 4th in Devner. Our very own board member George Newman, Front Range Community College, is one of three manufacturing advocates of the year!
Women in 3DP Colorado Chapter Meetup 3/21
This is a casual meetup series for 3D Printing enthusiasts to meet and discuss with new faces and 3D printing veterans.
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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