MANUFACTURING MINUTES \\ September 24, 2020
Manufacturing Day 2020 is Friday, October 2!

Launched annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

Manufacturer's Edge will celebrate MFG Day 2020 all month long by highlighting local manufacturing events, sharing success stories, and asking you to help us nominate a Manufacturing Superhero. Stay tuned throughout the month of October for updates on how you can join us in celebrating manufacturing in Colorado and beyond!

Get to Know Manufacturer's Edge Board Member
Shelli Brunswick

One of our CEO Tom Bugnitz's mantras is "90% of our job is showing up" and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who shows up more than Shelli Brunswick. Not only does Shelli find time to serve as a valued member of our board of directors, she is also the COO of the Space Foundation, chair of the Women in Aerospace Foundation, she hosts the annual Women's Global Gathering at the Space Symposium, and she was selected as a 2020 mentor for the United Nations Space4Women network. She is a great friend and a wonderful mentor and role model for women in aerospace!

Nominations Open for
2020 Colorado Apprenticeship Awards
Do you know an apprentice, mentor, employer, program, or partnership doing great work? Nominate them for the 2020 Colorado Apprenticeship Awards. Winners will be recognized at a virtual event on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. hosted by the BEL Commission.

Nominations close Oct. 11. Both self-nominations and nominations of others are welcomed. Nominations from all industries, backgrounds, and areas of the state are encouraged.

Volume 30:
Raise a Cup to Planning
“I am on the cusp of change and the curve is shifting fast.” (Audre Lorde, 1988)

Autumn is my preferred season—and not just because of family birthdays, gatherings, and cooler temps that are all so energizing. It’s the time to plan for change: stain the deck, mount the snow tires, clear the gutters, etc. We’re in the planning cusp. September is National Preparedness Month (the US Department of Homeland Security posts a useful preparedness calendar) and October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In recognition of shifting curves (e.g., Covid-19 incidence, stock indices, unemployment) and being in that “cusp of change,” a discussion about incident response planning seems appropriate.(...)

Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing Online Summit
October 13 & 14
Be sure to join us for the upcoming Cyber Security for Critical Manufacturing Online Summit on October 13 & 14. Jennifer Kurtz will lead one of the sessions and your registration is free if you use discount code MEVIP.

Montrose County School District announced as winner at Succeeds Prize 2020 Awards
Congratulations to the Montrose County School District for taking home the Colorado Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education! Sponsored by the Ball Corporation, the Succeeds Prize is considered to be the most prestigious educational recognition in the state and comes with a $15,000 award. Well done and keep up the good work!