April 29, 2020
Karen Gerwitz, President & CEO of the World Trade Center Denver, invites you to World Trade Month. Find out more in this video and then check out the agenda and registration information below.
In this issue:
Manufacturer's Edge presents: Ramping Back Up Under COVID

Upcoming Events
mfrManufacturer's Edge presents:
Ramping Back Up Under COVID
A four-part series of tools and resources to help your company ramp back up and stay safe and stay open for business
We have compiled a series of tools and resources your company can start using today to ramp back up production during these tumultuous times. Each one can be used as a stand-alone resource or as a series of deeper and more detailed guides. As always, feel free to use these tools on your own or reach out to our staff for more guidance. We are here to help.

The series consists of four parts:
1) A Quick Start Guide to Staying Open - a brief 5-page PDF designed to give you a snapshot overview of strategies to maintain employee safety, employee health, and facility safety with links to materials and information from OSHA, CDPHE, NIOSH, and WHO (available to download here)   
2) Preventative Manufacturing Measures: Part 1 - checklist with suggestions on everything from facility-wide communication to changing time clock procedures to minimize contact (available May 1 via email and on the website)
3) Preventative Manufacturing Measures: Part 2 - a deeper dive into the specific tools and strategies you should consider in terms of safe access and egress, monitoring and screening, recommended PPE, contact tracing, and much more (available May 6 via email and on the website) 
4) Event Response and Business Recovery - a four-part webinar series and a comprehensive checklist to prepare you for whatever unexpected events your company may face in the future (find out more) 

Please join us for a webinar on Friday, May 8 for a brief introduction to this suite of tools and a Q&A session with various members from the Manufacturer's Edge team:

Webinar: Ramping Back Up Under COVID
Friday, May 8
12 - 1 pm
Our amazing partners at the World Trade Center Denver have asked us to co-host a month-long celebration of trade. Please join us for World Trade Month and take part in a series of keynote speeches, presentations, and panel discussions kicking off this Friday, May 1 and culminating with a happy hour celebration on Friday, May 29. Be sure to use the code "MEPNETWORK" to get 20% off of registration.  
simplycyberSimply Cyber (vol 26):  
COVID-19 Lessons & NIST Cybersecurity Framework 
Jennifer Kurtz, Cyber Program Director, Manufacturer's Edge 
Darwin's observation about survival of the fittest seems especially apt as we work through this COVID-19 time. "Fittest" doesn't mean fastest, strongest, wealthiest. Some of the world's most advanced economies-the United States included-have proved highly vulnerable to cascading failures experienced from disruptions in supply chains, reliance on inadequate inventory, insufficient preparation, short-term profiteering, and bureaucratic obstacles. During this real-time social experiment, the challenge is to be more fit, that is, more adapted to this new context, our new normal. Flattening the curve, social distancing, self-quarantine, better hygiene are necessary adaptations for individuals, companies, and society. Such protective measures align with the NIST cybersecurity framework (CSF), a model for how we can proceed more safely.
The practices recommended in the CSF line up with what we are learning about managing public health risk: prepare, identify, protect, detect, respond, recover.
tailwindSpotlight on Colorado Manufacturing Heroes:
Tailwind Nutrition
These are, undeniably, difficult times. Many people are suffering and businesses are facing unbelievable challenges. But, through it all, we have seen the indelible spirit of innovation and community shine through. To that end, we are pleased to present a new series as we shine a spotlight on some of the heroes in Colorado manufacturing.

First up, we received an email from our friends at Tailwind Nutrition and we'd like to share with our readers what they have been doing to address the COVID-related needs in their community.

"After hearing from many nurses and doctors that reached out asking if we can donate product due to their increasingly long shifts and finding it hard to get the calories and nutrients needed to stay energized, we launched a Hospital Campaign focused on donating products to hospitals across the country. We have also created a Hospital Product Donation in which we will match all donations from the community. We have lowered our prices on Endurance Fuel and Rebuild for the month of April on our website to allow everyone the ability to remain active and help promote an active lifestyle." 
bctTerumo BCT is Hiring
Looking for work? Terumo BCT is currently hiring for a variety of positions.
Teaming up to fight COVID-19, Terumo BCT is a medical device manufacturer in Lakewood, Colorado dedicated to the  development and manufacturing of medical devices and disposable equipment used to collect blood and blood products for the treatment of patients, including the potential to aid in the defense of COVID-19.  
webinarsIndustry-Specific Safer-at-Home Feedback and Education Webinars
Boulder County Public Health is offering a series of industry-specific webinars
Download the flier for more information
Boulder County Public Health and your Boulder County chamber and economic development partners invite you to a listening and feedback session specific to your industry. The goal of the session is to get input so that Boulder County Public Health can prepare clear guidance that will increase compliance and minimize confusion before transitioning to the Safer-at-Home order as early as May 9.

You are also invited to an education session about how the Safer-at-Home order affects your industry. The purpose of the session is to minimize
confusion in advance of transitioning to the Safer-at-Home order and help you prepare for the requirements.
weekCompanyWeek Supplier Bulletin
CompanyWeek is distributing a twice-weekly summary of posts from companies with production capabilities, specific needs, or those wanting to post RFP/Qs to connect w local companies, to ease COVID-related disruptions. View the running list, under  Made+Manufactured. Submit your listing here.
events Upcoming Events
Visit our website for a complete calendar of
manufacturing events taking place around Colorado
World Trade Month 2020
Fri, May 1 @ 11am-1pm
Keynote Address:  
Parag Khanna, FutureMap The Cities of the Future in a Post-Pandemic World
Kurt Gerwitz,  AFEX Dedollarization: What's the Status of King Dollar Globally and What are the Implications on Trade?
Find out more
Webinar: Ramping Back Up Under COVID
Friday, May 8 @ 12-1pm 
We have compiled a series of tools and resources your company can start using today to ramp back up production during these tumultuous times. Each one can be used as a stand-alone resource or as a series of deeper and more detailed guides. Join us for an introduction to the tools and a Q&A session with members from the Manufacturer's Edge team.  
Find out more

Manufacturer's Online Happy Hour
Every other Thursday (next on May 7)
@ 4-5pm
Support Colorado Manufacturing by cracking a cold Colorado-made beer, opening a bottle of Colorado wine, or mixing up a cocktail with a fine Colorado distilled spirit and login for our Colorado Manufacturer's Online Happy Hour.

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