Impact Dakota Welcomes New Board Members
Holly Anderson, Co-Founder and CEO of Elinor Coatings; and Erika Bauer, President of Operations at Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing; have joined the Impact Dakota Board of Directors.
They join current board members: Michael Gallagher, Fred Kainz, Jeff Edberg, Julie Whitney, Les Knudson, Tom Krank, and Dave Lehman.
HB 1168 Automation Tax Credit
This bill provides a partnership between private organizations and the state to supplement workforce with machinery/automation. We were the first to stand up and proud to support this workforce innovation.
Bringing a New Product Idea to Market
Do you have ideas for new products and/or processes? Join us for this exciting free virtual workshop presented on the topics of Idea Generation, Clarification and Prioritization.
February 8 • 5:00 p.m.
SBIR/STTR: Federal Funding for Your Innovative Idea
Find out how the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. The two programs make over $4 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually!
February 21 • 5:00 p.m.
Lean Enterprise High Performance Manufacturing Training Scheduled
The Impact Dakota LEHPM training helps businesses achieve higher profitability by building internal capability and capacity to improve QUALITY, COST, and DELIVERY. This training is based on the Lean Enterprise Certification (LECP) body of knowledge and uses standards developed and judged by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in partnership with Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and the Shingo Institute.
Various Dates Scheduled - Next session set to begin February 28th!
BASICS OF HACCP
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) training is required by USDA-FSIS for it’s inspected facilities and many food manufacturers and wholesalers require their suppliers and vendors to have a working and audited HACCP plan.
February 9-10 • Moorhead, MN
April 26-27 • TBD
PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR HUMAN FOOD - PCQI
One of the most significant new FDA rules is the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule. This rule states that every human food manufacturer, except for the very smallest who will have modified requirements, must have somebody on staff who has completed a Preventive Controls for Human Food class.
March 27-29 • Fargo
North Dakota 11th Annual Government Procurement Fair
This annual government procurement fair will offer workshops you can learn about the local, state and federal government market sector. In addition, you will learn how to complete registrations, available solicitations, doing business with federal agencies, and more.
Tuesday, March 28 — Memorial Union, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Internal Auditor Training —
ISO9001:2015 | AS9100D
In these training sessions, participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to audit your company’s quality system to the ISO9001 and/or AS9100 standards, the requirements, auditing principles, how to establish an audit program, gather objective evidence, and prepare audit conclusions. In addition to the lecture, participants will get to do experiential activities and gain hands-on auditing practice. There will be ample time throughout the training for questions and answers.
May 24-25 • ISO9001:2015 is 1-1/2 days | AS9100D is 2 days.
What Will You Be in 2023?
Tom Brady, a snowy owl, and a Leader of one of our vital North Dakota Manufacturing Organizations walk out of a locker/conference room having just heard the latest news…
Times are changing and we know we need to “get on the bus”, aka make some key decisions sooner than later if we’re going to be not only relevant; but THRIVING in 6-9 Months!!
Click here to read "What will you be in 2023?"
What is Business Excellence Optimization? Why is it Important?
Imagine your business as a vehicle. Your vehicle is purposely built to reach a destination carrying goods and services. The business leader is the driver who must have a destination of where they are driving the vehicle, that destination is the strategy. The managers are the mechanics. The passengers are the employees. Everyone has a role for the organization to get to its destination (strategy). Your vehicle's engine is a straight six-cylinder engine. Each cylinder must be timed perfectly,
or your engine won't run efficiently. Each cylinder represents different business needs (listed above).
Please contact Gordon if you have any questions, or if you would like to take action on the Business Excellence Optimization offering. Click here to schedule your no-cost assessment.
PEOPLE + PROCESSES in alignment with Organizational Strategy = RESULTS
Supply Chain Scouting System
Impact Dakota is partnering with NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and our nationwide network of 50 other MEP Centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico to help solve supply chain gaps encountered by manufacturers, government entities, and critical service providers.
DO YOU HAVE A GAP? ARE YOU ABLE TO FILL A GAP?
— Open Opportunities —
- Water Purification Silos & Tanks
- Food Storage Container Sealing Ring and Air Valve
- Static Dilutor and Canister Cleaner Upgrade
- Level 2 EV Charger
- DC Fast Charger
- Pluggable Optic Modules
- Aggregation Routers
- 15.5-kv through 362-kv Circuit Breakers
- Panalytical Power Supply, Cabling and Seal Kit
- Rubber Component Manufacturer
- Extruded Aluminum Heat Exchanger with Narrow Gaps
- Whole Egg Solids Free Flowing
- Manual Hydraulic Lift Pallet Jack
- 80 Degree Horn Bell
- 210T - Nylon, crinkle-ombre dyed - For Hammocks
- Extruded Copper Box Connector
- Standard Agricultural Hubs
- Eco Friendly Packaging - Cup and Lid
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