The state of manufacturing is strong in Colorado and if the amount of activity and the number of upcoming events are any indication, it's only getting stronger! To help you keep track of all of these exciting events, we've put together a quick reference calendar of events. 
August 2014

August 27 @ 3:30-5pm

In-Site Tour at New Belgium Brewery 


The tour will focus on flow manufacturing - showcasing New Belgium Brewery's bottling operations using process monitoring methodology for OEE optimization and how flow manufacturing is used to control manufacturing velocity through the brewery process.

Note: There are only 60 slots for this tour, so you must RSVP at 


September 2014

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Tour of Prescient Co. September 11 @ 5:30-8pm


Please join friends and other members of APICS Northern Colorado for a great networking event at Prescient Co! Click here to register.


JeffCo Innovation Faire 
A "Science, Tech and Business Fair for All Ages"
September 12 & 13 


Here's your chance to get your hands and eyes on Central Colorado's newest cutting-edge products and innovative gadgets! Visit for more information.

World Trade Center 27th Annual Member Meeting

September 24 @ 3:30-7pm


Join Chairman Jeff Popiel, members and guests to engage in international business discussions. Come early for the tour of Geotech and learn about the upcoming Advanced Manufacturing Export Series. Click here for more information and to register.


SOCOM: The Southern CO Manufacturing Expo & Conference

September 30 & October 1 


Introducing SOCOM... Manufacturing is surging, benefiting from several factors that position the

sector for growth, both nationally and in the region. Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the region are positioned to benefit - if industry and its partners take steps to promote the sector and connect industry players.

SOCOM will bring the community together to publicize and promote the sector, facilitate new and important relationships, and showcase manufacturing to a prospective future workforce. Visit the Manufacturer's Edge site to learn more!

October 2014

Loveland's Accelerate Colorado: Advancing Colorado's Innovation Ecosystem -- Symposium and Showcase

October 1 - October 3


This FREE event is designed for companies, entrepreneurs, engineers, educational institutions/students, government agencies and nonprofit organizations specializing in innovation, technology advancement and manufacturing. Accelerate Colorado provides programming and networking opportunities at no cost to attendees so that all innovators can gain the information and connections needed to continue to bring new ideas to market and advance Colorado's economy. Click here to register -- space is limited! 


CAMA Manufacturing Day Summit

October 2


The day will begin with our keynote speaker Jim Blass, Director of Product Validation and Global Technology for Caterpillar Corporation. Following the the keynote address, we will offer two different Break-Out Sessions. Topics last year ranged from Lean Manufacturing to Exporting to Operational Costs. After the Break-Out Sessions, the group will gather for a panel discussion on the State of Manufacturing. This will be a moderated panel discussion featuring leaders from different key sectors from within Colorado. Specifically, hear from the Aerospace, Advanced Materials, and Medical Device sectors. The day will end with a signature B2B Lounge for networking and business development.

NoCo Mini Maker Faire

October 4 & 5


The NoCo Mini Maker Faire is a hands-on festival that brings people of all ages together to make, create, learn, invent, craft, tinker, play and be inspired by a wealth of innovation and creativity. The maker community crosses boundaries of science and art, young and old, craftsmanship and technology, coming together to create the innovation economy. The things we make define us as a society and build our future. The people who invent, create, and make have the power to change the world. Click here for more information.

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NIST Boulder Technology - Entrepreneurship Showcase

October 9


Are you an inventor, entrepreneur, product developer, angel investor, scientist, engineer or post-doc in search of your future? Is your company looking for technology solutions to improve your products? Spend the day at the NIST Boulder Lab learning about new innovations and the resources available to help build businesses around them. Click here for more information.

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Tour Engineered Data Products

October 9 @ 4:30-7:30pm


Please join friends and other members of APICS Northern Colorado for a great networking event at EDP! Click here to register.



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