February 2019
For more than 40 years, Barber-Nichols has been designing and producing specialty turbomachinery for submarines to satellites and everything between.

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Upcoming Events
Tom Bugnitz, CEO, Manufacturer's Edge 
Colorado is the state for collaboration. Women and men who are my counterparts around the country marvel at the way public and private groups, educational institutions, state agencies, economic developers, trade associations, and almost any of the myriad groups interested in growing the Colorado economy work together on hundreds of efforts. We all have experienced the one thing that distinguishes us from other states...we make a call, start a meeting, have an informal discussion on an issue or opportunity or problem, and the likely response we get will be "How can we help?". It's part of what keeps our economy the envy of every other state.
At the end of the day, though, we are collaborating with individual people. I always tell my team, I don't invest  in ideas...I invest in the people behind the ideas. Ideas need execution and good people always execute well. In the last few months, we at Manufacturer's Edge have been excited to collaborate with a gentleman who we have always admired and respected, and are now happy to be working with more closely. We'll definitely invest time and money in his ideas.
Dave Jeffrey, CEO of JPM Prototype and Manufacturing, has been a leader in the Colorado Springs manufacturing community, and has recently accepted the role of Board Chair of CAMA, the statewide Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association. Dave and I, along with Cindy Nowak (the Manufacturer's Edge Southern Regional Director), have probed ways that Manufacturer's Edge and CAMA can work together to strengthen Colorado manufacturing. Dave has brought to the table a vision for how we can help raise the manufacturing tide and I am greatly looking forward to working with Dave and the CAMA team to bring his vision to life.  As we work together this next two years of his tenure as CAMA Chair, look for a monthly article in this newsletter in which Dave will talk about CAMA and his vision, as well as many other things manufacturing.  Thanks for doing that, Dave, and good luck as Chair!
camaNew Monthly Feature: The CAMA Conversation
by Dave Jeffrey, Chair of the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association
Dave Jeffrey, CEO & Owner, JPM Prototype & Mfg, Inc. 
With the new year comes a change in leadership at CAMA (Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association). As the new Chair for CAMA, I would like to introduce myself, but first, I want to express my appreciation to Grady Cope for his years of dedicated service to CAMA and the manufacturing community as a whole. In addition, I am grateful for the dedicated efforts of Tim Heaton, CAMA President, and Daron Linton, CAMA COO & Events Manager, and all they do to further manufacturing in Colorado.
I am the CEO and Owner of JPM Prototype & Mfg., Inc., a high precision manufacturer in Colorado Springs. I have been serving on the Board for CAMA and CAMA South for several years and have worked with incredible manufacturers and wonderful partners, like Manufacturers Edge, who are passionate about manufacturing. I have also had the privilege of serving on the Pikes Peak Community College Advanced Manufacturing Board, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center Board, and the Government Affairs Committee at the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC.
In the past couple of months, I have had some great meetings with Tom Bugnitz and Cindy Nowak to discuss how we can better align Manufacturers Edge and CAMA. I look forward to the partnership we can build between the two organizations. JPM has worked with Manufacturers Edge for a number of years, and it is a privilege to do so now from the CAMA side.
Manufacturing is strong in Colorado, and together, we can make it even stronger.
deltechFamily-Owned Industrial Furnace Company Experiences Record Sales After 50 Years in Business
A Manufacturer's Edge Success Story
"I would absolutely recommend Manufacturer's Edge to other manufacturers. I have and I will continue to tell people about the existence of Manufacturer's Edge"
- Mary Stevenson, President, Deltech Furnaces 
In the mid-1960s, Deltech founders Calvin L. Stevenson and Donald J. Drinkwater were metallurgists who met while working for Denver Mine and Smelter Supply. The two got along well and saw an opportunity to go into business for themselves as consultants to the mining industry. This new business venture, however, unfortunately, coincided with a drastic downturn in mining and they suddenly found themselves stranded. Until one day when they received a phone call from out-of-the-blue that would set them on a completely different path and change their lives forever. An executive at CoorsTek (then Coors Porcelain) was in search of an engineer who could design highly-customized furnaces and had been referred to Cal Stevenson as the man who could get the job done. 50 years later, the company is flourishing as Deltech furnaces have been installed in facilities including national labs, universities, and industrial ceramics manufacturers across most of the US and more than 31 other countries. Notable Deltech clients include the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the National High Magnetics Laboratory(...)
Increased Sales $500,000
Retained Sales $500,000
Cost Savings $50,000 
simplycyber(Vol 12): 5 Frequently Asked Questions Among Manufacturers about Government Cybersecurity Requirements
Jennifer Kurtz, Cyber Program Director, Manufacturer's Edge 
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, manufacturing is the second most targeted industry based on the number of reported cyberattacks. Further, cyber criminals view small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) as prime targets because many of these companies don't have adequate preventative measures in place.
For Department of Defense (DoD), contractors and subcontractors, business as usual is no more. The federal government, which is increasingly reliant on external service providers to conduct business, has upped the ante when it comes to protecting controlled unclassified information (CUI) in nonfederal information systems and organizations. As of December 31, 2017, all federal government contractors were obligated to meet the Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) minimum cybersecurity requirements or risk losing their contracts. Despite this past due deadline, many SMMs lack the knowledge and resources to upgrade their systems and are at a loss on how to meet these 110 new security requirements. Of important note, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, which applies to government contractors working on behalf of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will soon include similar cybersecurity requirements(...)
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Technology AdvantEDGE Series: Composites & Manufacturing
Feb 26 @ 9am-4pm
Denver | Free
Do you work with composites? Are you thinking about exploring composite technology in order to make your products lighter, faster, and more affordable? Are you simply curious about the technology and want to know more?
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2019 Aerospace Day at the Colorado State Capitol  
March 11 @ 8:30am-6pm
Enjoy a full day of networking and dialogue with our Colorado Legislators discussing how Colorado became one of the largest space economies per capita in our nation and how they can effectively support aerospace in our state.
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Vital Resources for Denver Manufacturers: 
March 19 @ 3-5pm
Denver | Free   
Your partners and friends at Manufacturer's Edge and the Denver Office of Economic Development are offering a brief, informative presentation about a variety of programs and opportunities available to you. We will also tell you how to take advantage of these programs in order to reduce costs, apply for tax credits, and help your company grow and thrive.
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