Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center Opens New Offices
Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center [MAMTC] announces new staff and new offices to improve services to Colorado manufacturers. MAMTC-Colorado is the only statewide organization providing technical, engineering and business assistance to Colorado's more than 5,000 small manufacturers. Technical assistance from MAMTC helps these companies become more competitive by modernizing their operations and adopting new technologies and business practices.
In addition to existing offices in Boulder, Lakewood and Grand Junction, the program recently opened offices at the Higher Education Advanced Technology (HEAT) Center in Denver, reopened an office at the Small Business Development Center in Colorado Springs, and relocated its Fort Collins operation to office space provided by Colorado State University.
Due to funding from the City and County of Denver and Colorado Lending Source, a new project manager was hired November 1 to focus services on Denver county. Funds from the University of Colorado, and others have leveraged funds from a one-time challenge grant awarded by the Economic Development Commission to support MAMTC operations during 1998/99. Legislation for state funding will be introduced this session to provide the funds essential to continue MAMTC-Colorado services, and increase staffing to cover all areas of Colorado
In addition to the HEAT Center, office space for MAMTC personnel is provided by Colorado State University, Mesa State College, Small Business Development Centers and Community Colleges. Locating MAMTC offices with these organizations helps to increase coordination of services and brings a lot of expertise to local manufacturers through MAMTC.
MAMTC Project Directors are available to assist all types of manufacturing companies interested in a professional, on-site assessment which can identify opportunities to improve overall company operations or address a specific concern.
MAMTC personnel have degrees in engineering and business, and experience in a variety of industries. They are experienced in planning and managing projects to improve product development/design, shop and production lay out, materials and process efficiencies, computerized systems, market expansion, facility expansion planning, quality systems, cost and inventory control, and others.
For example, David Wright, MAMTC Project Director for the Denver office, holds degrees in civil and chemical engineering with an emphasis in environmental and biomedical technologies. He has 20 years of industry experience in project engineering, R&D management, marketing and business development.
Colorado manufacturers face many challenges in areas such as technology, quality, cost control, and human resources. MAMTC-Colorado is designed to help manufacturers meet technical, production, and business challenges necessary to maintain and improve their competitive position. MAMTC draws on a variety of public and private sector resources with capabilities to address a specific project.
The Colorado program is affiliated with Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center, operating in Kansas, Wyoming, Missouri and Colorado. MAMTC is a NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership program.
MAMTC-Colorado is operated by the University of Colorado at Boulder, in conjunction with other business outreach services: CU Business Advancement Center and Rocky Mountain Trade Adjustment Assistance Center. All three programs have central management offices at 5353 Manhattan Circle in Boulder. For more information about MAMTC-Colorado, contact Edvard Hag, Director, at 303-499-9081.
Manufacturers interested in obtaining services from MAMTC-Colorado may contact the closest field office.
MAMTC Colorado Field Offices
Boulder - Carl Lawrence - 303.499.9081[Located with MAMTC-Colorado Headquarters]
Lakewood - Mike Goldberg - 303.437.8867[Located with the Small Business Development Center at Red Rocks Community College]
Denver - David Wright - 303.340.2130[Located with the Higher Education Advanced Technology Center - HEAT - at Lowry]
Fort Collins - Cynthia Christie 970.689.0887 [Located in the Engineering Building at Colorado State University]
Grand Junction - Monty Rutherford - 970.255.2802 [Located with Center for Executive Development at Mesa State College]
Colorado Springs - Elaine Thorndick - 719.592.1894
[Located with the Small Business Development Center on the campus of the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs]
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