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CIRAS eNews - June 2022

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2022 ILC Annual Conference - Sponsors + Exhibitors

We invite your organization to be a sponsor and/or exhibitor at our 2022 Annual Hybrid Conference! When you partner with us as a sponsor or exhibitor, your organization and brand will be in front of hundreds of continuous improvement practitioners.

This year’s conference will be a hybrid event presented via the main site location in Altoona, Iowa, and to our virtual audience. We expect a total of 400+ to attend.

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Join CIRAS and Featured Organizations to Find and Make Manufacturing Data Work for you!

  • Do you know which key production indicators (KPIs) drive your production floor?  
  • Are you collecting real-time data on these KPIs?
  • Are you able to access this data when and where you need it in order to make timely decisions? 
If you hesitated on any of these questions, then our June 23 event is for you! Speakers will challenge attendees to think outside the box with scenarios. 
This is a great event for innovative manufacturing leaders that are looking to make progress on their journey toward Industry 4.0. 
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Upcoming Conferences, Trainings & Workshops

The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) seeks to make Iowa better by educating its businesses about the latest research-proven methods and best practices of industry. Here are just a few of the ways we plan to do that in the coming month. View full event list.
June 15th, 10:00 AM | Virtual

DIY Market Research Preview

June 15th, 11:30 AM | Virtual

Human Resource Series: Where Are Our Workers

June 15th, 12:00 PM | Virtual 

ILC Strategy Development and Deployment 

June 16th, 10:00 AM | Virtual

ILC June Lean Learning Hour 

June 17th, 9:00 AM | Virtual

Technical Assistance at CIRAS

June 30th, 10:30 AM | Clarinda, IA 


July 6th, 9:00 AM | Virtual

CIRAS Digital Lab Tour 

July 14th, 1:00 PM | Ames 

Sausage and Processed Meats Short Course 

July 18th, 8:00 AM | Ames 


Industry Iowa a CIRAS Podcast
Industry Iowa is a CIRAS podcast to help Iowa businesses and communities prosper and grow. 
On May 17th the first ever Ivy College of Business Sales Innovation Summit was held on the campus of Iowa State University.  On this episode of the Industry Iowa Podcast, Dr. Raj Agnihotri, Mary Warner Fellow and Director of Ivy Sales Forum, shares his reflections on the day and takes us deeper into the days topics of Selling in Crisis and Hiring and Managing Sales Talent.   
Listen to the episode here

Staff Updates

CIRAS welcomes Materials Project Manager, Bruce Jarvin. Bruce has over 25 years experience working with manufacturing companies. He has had roles in design, quality, materials, and manufacturing processes including paint, molding, welding, stamping, and fabricating. His industrial background includes appliances, primary welded fabrication, and commercial vehicle components. He has a PE in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering. Contact Bruce

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