NoCO Manufacturing Partnership Announces New Major Sponsors for NOCOM 2018 Trade Show

Xcel Energy and The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

are new supporters for NOCOM 2018


Loveland, Colorado— Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership (NoCO) has announced two major new sponsors for its NOCOM 2018 manufacturing trade show April 12, 2018: The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and Xcel Energy.


These two organizations join a team of sponsors that include FirstBank, Aerotek, Flood and Peterson, and EKS&H. These sponsors all add to the manufacturing sector in Colorado and contribute to the development of the industry.


OEDIT is sponsored by the state to provide opportunities to businesses and enterprises in Colorado. The office, under the leadership of Colorado Governor 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 NOMCOM 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 NOCOM 2018 Chair and H2 Manufacturing Solutions CEO Heidi Hostetter. “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.


About the 4th Annual NOCOM Trade Show

NOCOM 2018 takes place Thursday, April 12th, 2018, The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO. 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. Contact NOCOM for details.


Date:     Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Time:    7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

                Kick-off Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. at the Budweiser Events Center (separate ticket required)

                Sponsored by BMA America

                B2B Networking Reception 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

                Sponsored by H2 Manufacturing Solutions and Manufacturer’s Edge


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 discussed will 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 should be part of your strategy for this year . . . and beyond; and Navigate challenges that manufacturers face.


This year’s NOCOM Trade Show will feature over 100 exhibitors, a speaker hall featuring several manufacturing industry leaders, manufacturing forums, and a B2B reception. The event will showcase Northern Colorado’s expanding manufacturing sector, connecting suppliers, manufacturers, capital, and services.


“NOCOM continues to be the largest trade show in the state because we design it around manufacturing and supply chain demands, needs and forecasts. We continue to strive to ensure that each gets better, stronger and more valuable to our manufacturing community,” says Heidi Hostetter, NOCOM Chair.


For more information and to register for this event, visit For more information on sponsorships and to become a corporate sponsor, contact Heidi Hostetter, NOCOM 2018 Chair, at 303-517-6541or


About Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy is the primary provider of energy services to residents of Colorado state-wide. It also works with the manufacturing industry, partnering with firms and businesses across the state. Millions of businesses and homes in eight Western and Midwestern states are powered by Xcel Energy, which is increasingly becoming more customer-focused, forward-thinking, and productive. Like their Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter or LinkedIn for up-to-date news and information.


About Colorado OEDIT

OEDIT’s goals include building a robust public-private approach on a statewide level for economic development, monitoring economic conditions in Colorado and strengthening regional economic structures, increasing quality job creation, and more. In the manufacturing sector, the average annual wage for Colorado workers is 43% higher than the average annual wage for all industries, in part because of OEDIT’s support of the manufacturing industry in Colorado. In all, there are 5,900 manufacturing firms receiving support of some kind from OEDIT. Keep up with everything OEDIT does on  Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


About Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership

The NoCo Manufacturing Partnership was formed in 2013 as a result of Governor Hickenlooper’s state Economic Development plan called the Colorado Blue Print. The Blue Print identified 11 key sectors of the economy in Colorado by region. Northern Colorado’s two main sectors identified were Health and Wellness and Advanced Manufacturing. Regions within the state were encouraged to form sector partnerships to provide more localized grass roots support to augment state efforts in each sector. These would be industry specific, led by business, in partnership with economic development, education and workforce development. A collaboration arose as part of the Blue Print process involving people from each of these affiliations and the NoCo Manufacturing Partnership was born. It continues to be an all-volunteer, business led, FREE membership organization designed to support Northern Colorado manufacturers. It is served by a Board of Directors, representing each affiliation from private business to local government, as well as two active committees: Networking and Manufacturing Talent/Rocks! Find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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