Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

Recent News

STEAM Fast-Track Conference

On June 21st, the STEM hub hosted their annual Fast-Track Conference in Des Moines. Click the link to learn more about Fast-Track!

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Manufacturing in Iowa

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. 

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Upcoming Events

Legends in Manufacturing Dinner

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!

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Iowa Lean Consortium Event

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. 

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Elevate Ambassador Training

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.      

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Celebrate Manufacturing Day & Month!

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]

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Iowa's Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Join the Iowa Association of Business & Industry (ABI) and industry leaders from across the street for an exciting day of information, education and networking.

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Advancing the Future - Tour of Corridor Manufacturers

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.

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