If you have an upcoming event that you would like to add to our calendar, please email our Director of Marketing with the details.
NOCO Mfg Networking Night: Do Robots Make Better Bartenders?
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: New Belgium
Address: 500 Linden Street
The Liquid Center | All Staff Room
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Join us for an evening of connecting and collaborating while enjoying appetizers and have Universal Robots pour some of New Belgium’s best brews!
- Bring your business cards and enjoy an easy way to connect with everyone in the room through “speed networking”
- Get connected to Northern Colorado Manufacturers and members in a fun and engaging format
- Be prepared to share your 60-second elevator pitch and provide an ‘ask’. What do you have to offer and what do you need?
- Learn about how robotics can help both end-users and original equipment manufacturers automate their system
Thank you to our event sponsors In-Position, Universal Robots, and New Belgium!
Limited seating, please note that manufacturers will be given first priority.
In-Position Technologies is a robotic automation company who partners with both suppliers and customers to deliver automation. Their charter is to be a value-added partner in the automation process. They do this by supplying products coupled with training, and integration resources coupled with know-how. With offices located throughout the Western United States, In-Position Technologies has been helping both end-users and original equipment manufacturers automate for more than 20 years.
Universal Robots believes that collaborative robotic technology can be used to benefit all aspects of task-based businesses – no matter what their size. Their robot arms are advanced tools that can be used by all levels of production staff to help increase productivity, reduce injury, and boost morale. With a Universal Robots robot arm, you can automate and streamline repetitive or potentially unsafe processes, so staff can be assigned to jobs that provide them with new challenges. The latest collaborative robot technology should be available to all businesses. The nominal investment cost is quickly recovered as our robotic arms have an average payback period of just six months. They’re dedicated to making the world a better place, one robot at a time.
New Belgium Brewing strives to use business as a force for good. New Belgium is recognized as one of the most innovative business models in America. Our 100% employee-owned company is driven by a different metric for success: our ability to create value for all shareholders, including employees, their communities and our planet. We have constantly evolving implementation of automation, “industry 4.0” connectivity, and modern manufacturing practices. We do one thing – make great beer – and we do it with pride. We believe in the true idea of craft, a set of skills honed over time. Quality and craftsmanship demand expert workers who feel passionate about what they make. That’s who we are and what we always aim to be.
NOCO Lunch & Learn – Optimizing your Organization’s Performance
Date: November 12, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Address: 2602 Clover Basin Dr, Longmont, CO 80503
Businesses run much like a system of gears. The success of the entire system depends on each gear working together in synchronized alignment. When a gear is out of sync, you will have “pain points,” resulting in company-wide misalignment which will prevent you from achieving your overall strategy. The Five-Part Gear Model helps us diagnose and fix the pain points so your company can run smoothly.
Join Manufacturer’s Edge for an introduction to this simple, but powerful tool that we recently developed to address each individual gear and ensure synchronization and alignment to an organization’s overall strategy in order to achieve lasting success.
Shane Barber, Director of Client Services
Shane Barber is a respected leadership/management resource who partners to help organizations optimize their workforce strengths and systems design. He specializes in business strategy, organizational design, operations management, and innovation/problem-solving.
Shane leverages 20 years of corporate experience having worked for the Intel Corporation and as a personal business owner. His diverse skills in management/leadership, systems development, human resource management, professional training/instruction, and performance consulting offer his partners a unique set of skills to solve many common business issues.
Shane has a Production Operations Management degree from New Mexico State University. He has received specialized training in Human Resources and Organization Development from the Teachers College at Columbia University, and he is a Certified WorkStyle™ Coach.
Shane’s professional service extends into the community via his seat on Big Brothers Big Sisters Rio Rancho board, a non-profit organization providing one-to-one mentorship to children. Shane is also the Director of Development for Career Insights which helps youth and young adults establish a foundation based on the connection of their passions and career choices to enrich their life experiences.
- Managed more than 550 people and $4 billion in assets for Intel.
- Factories under Shane’s management performed 20% higher than all other Intel factories in categories of safety, quality, cost, output, and morale.
- As a Worldwide Operations Systems Developer, Shane developed production control systems that were implemented in all Intel corporate factories around the world (7 production factories and 3 assembly test sites). They are still being used 17 years later.