NoCO Manufacturing Partnership announces sponsors for NOCOM 2018 trade show on April 12

Friday April 6, 2018 0 comments Tags: Loveland, Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Katie Woslager, Heidi Hostetter, Christine Juker

LOVELAND -- Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership (NoCO) announced two major new sponsors  for its NOCOM 2018 manufacturing trade show on April 12:  The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and Xcel Energy.nocom-2018-logo

The two organizations join a team of sponsors that include FirstBank, Aerotek, Flood and Peterson and EKS&H.

OEDIT is sponsored by the state to provide opportunities to businesses and enterprises in Colorado. The office, under the leadership of Gov. John Hickenlooper, provides financial and technical assistance supporting local and regional economic development projects throughout the state.

“The quickly expanding advanced manufacturing industry in Northern Colorado plays an important role in the state’s economic landscape,” said Katie Woslager, senior manager of Advanced Industries at the Colorado Office of Economic Development.

“We are proud to sponsor the 2018 NOCOM to facilitate further growth and collaboration in the industry.”

Xcel Energy provides power to residents across Colorado and beyond, while providing resources required by the manufacturing industry. Xcel Energy is tied in with the manufacturing sector in Colorado, providing products and services to many firms in the state.

“Given the growth Colorado is experiencing, our partnership with Xcel Energy is imperative,” said Heidi Hostetter, NOCOM 2018 chair and H2 Manufacturing Solutions CEO.

“Colorado is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. Northern Colorado, specifically Larimer and Weld counties, is growing twice as fast as the state. It is important that we address our options sooner than later, and this type of growth has to include our energy partner 

“Local manufacturers are well aware of the need to be more involved with our local and state side Xcel Energy teams. Together, we need to take advantage of Xcel Energy’s packages, rebates and programs.”

“The Governor’s arm for economic development is a key and critical partner to NOCOM and really reflects the commitment from a state level to our manufacturing community,” said Christine Juker of the Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership.

“Partnering with Xcel Energy addresses a huge and critical infrastructure need that all manufacturers face.”

The event showcases Northern Colorado’s expanding manufacturing sector, connecting suppliers, manufacturers, capital, and services. Registration is now open at this link.

Admission is $15 for pre-registered attendees (students are free) and $20 at the door, with post-event B2B networking event (sponsored by H2 Manufacturing Solutions and Manufacturer’s Edge) included, and $30 for the kickoff breakfast featuring keynote speaker Jim Davidson, sponsored by BMA America.

Other sponsors include Speaker Hall sponsor Northern Colorado Economic Alliance; Venue sponsor City of Loveland; and coffee sponsor Noffsinger Manufacturing.

NOCOM 2018 will be held April 12 at The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland. For more information or to register, visit

Attendees can download the Yapp App from, Google play or Apple’s app store and enter the ID code NOCOM2018 for detailed information on the event.

A PDF flyer for the event is available at this link. Exhibitor booth space is still available, $390 for a 10x10 booth and $540 for a 10x20 booth.

This year’s NOCOM Trade Show features more than 100 exhibitors, a speaker hall featuring several manufacturing industry leaders, manufacturing forums, and a B2B reception.

Topics to be discussed include: "Get the best bang for the buck with healthcare;" "Navigate programs and grants targeted to grow Colorado manufacturing businesses;" "Learn insiders' secrets on the latest and greatest technology advances that should be part of your strategy for this year . . . and beyond;" and "Navigate challenges that manufacturers face."

“NOCOM continues to be the largest trade show in the state because we design it around manufacturing and supply chain demands, needs and forecasts,” said Hostetter.

“We continue to strive to ensure that each gets better, stronger and more valuable to our manufacturing community.”