NOCOM 2016 Manufacturing Trade Show


Written by Paul A. Harter Chairperson of the Board of Directors, NoCo Manufacturing Partnership President/CEO, and Mike Snyder Committee Chair for NOCOM 2016.

In 2016, your NoCo Manufacturing Partnership will turn three years old! The partnership is a volunteer organization representing a loose affiliation of about 150 manufacturing companies, primarily in Northern Colorado. Together with our public partners and other like-minded manufacturing organizations, we seek to work together to help manufacturers and their communities thrive. In the organization’s brief history, we’ve already accomplished a great deal.

"Partners working passionately to ensure Northern Colorado Manufacturers and our communities thrive."

As we look forward, we have ambitious plans to maintain our momentum. Our three standing committees, Manufacturing Rocks!, Manufacturing Talent, and Manufacturing Networks will keep working hard for you and for our greater manufacturing community. 

The NoCo Manufacturing Partnership is an all-volunteer partnership between public and private organizations to further the interests of manufacturers in northern Colorado. Working side-by-side, professionals in economic development, workforce development, education, and industry are doing great things in our region. Partnership members meet semi-annually in various locations throughout Northern Colorado.


Our own, Bob Forshay, APICS NoCo COO, CPIM, CSCP, CLM, hosted our APICS NoCo booth at the event and had this to say, "The Northern Colorado Manufacturing consortium is definitely making a difference, bringing together many solid players ready to help each other in business as they raise the bar. At the event, I spoke with many diverse and challenging business leaders realizing they are the key to driving change."

Some of the speakers were...

Using Your Northern Colorado R+D Resources: EWI & FourFront 
Jahr Turchan, FourFront & Chris Kiminas, EWI
Small Manufacturers AdvantEDGE Program 
Glenn Plagens, Colorado SBDC & Sumer Sorensen-Bain,Manufacturer's Edge
3 Key Ideas that will Revolutionize Your Marketing StrategyBruce McDuffee, Manufacturing Marketing Institute
NOCOM Women in Manufacturing Forum
Facilitator: Daria Kotys-Schwartz, PhD
Panelists: Heidi Hostetter,  Malia Miller, Sarah Johnson, Mary O'Neill, Laura Davis
Impairment Testing in a Changing Workplace Environment
Dr. Lori Guasta, Ph.D,  Predictive Safety
Colorado National Center of Excellence to lead the nation in Additive Technology 
Heidi Hostetter & Aaron Stebner PhD, ADAPT Center
Good Widgets to A Culture of Quality: Understanding the Change to ISO 9001:2015 
Export Opportunities for Colorado Manufacturers 
Workforce Development - Real Need, Real Opportunity 

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