On June 21st, the STEM hub hosted their annual Fast-Track Conference in Des Moines. Click the link to learn more about Fast-Track!
Lori Sheafer-Weaton, President of the Iowa Association of Business & Industry and Agri-Industrial Plastics, and Maureen Lockwood, Manufacturing Manager at Thombert Inc. spoke about the manufacturing industry at Governor Branstad's weekly news conference on April 24th.
September 19th, 2017 at 5:00pm
Elevate Iowa will recognize five outstanding leaders in manufacturing at its Legends in Manufacturing Awards Dinner. The 2017 Legends event is an opportunity to recognize great leaders in Iowa manufacturing and showcase what manufacturing has meant to the state of Iowa. Register through Iowaabi.org!
October 9th-October 11th, 2017
Attendees will learn from lean leaders and practitioners on how they are using Lean to change their culture and improve their way of doing business. Informational speakers will discuss healthcare services, government, education, manufacturing, finance, and many more! Register now because seats are limited! Contact Tracy Schuster at [email protected] or at (515) 259-0554, for more information.
November 14th at 12:30PM
Elevate Iowa is hosting an Elevate Iowa Ambassador Training for everyone interested in helping inform the next generation about career opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing. During the training, attendees will learn about ABI and the Elevate Iowa campaign, presentation skills, how to be a successful Ambassador, and tour the industrial technology programs at Kirkwood Community College. Contact Alex Monaghan for questions and to sign up.
Manufacturing day (MFG Day) is an annual nationwide event on the first Friday of October. This year MFG Day lands on October 6th, 2017. It is a day to celebrate the next generation of manufacturers across the world. Last year, Iowa held over 150 events in manufacturing plants, schools, community colleges, and more! This year, CIRAS from Iowa State University is leading six partners to assist in creating events in Iowa's 99 counties and the goal is to double the events; therefore, we need your help! Plan an event in your area to educate the students and parents about careers in advanced manufacturing or host a celebration at your job location! If you are interested in participating and want to advertise it on the MFG Day webpage contact CIRAS at [email protected], CIRAS from ISU or Alex Monaghan at [email protected]
September 20th, 2017 at 8 AM
Join the Iowa Association of Business & Industry (ABI) and industry leaders from across the street for an exciting day of information, education and networking.
October 16-20th, 2017
Manufacturers in Iowa's Creative Corridor will open their doors to help the public understand what's created here in our own backyard. Learn more about what they do, what jobs might be possible for you or someone you know, and be proud of the cool things local employers create.