The Colorado Manufacturing Initiative


Special Event: NAM President & CEO Jay Timmons Delivers His 2015 State of Manufacturing Address

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons will deliver his 2015 State of Manufacturing address at a luncheon hosted by Ball Corporation (a Colorado Manufacturing Initiative Sponsor) and Centennial Bolt. The event is on Thursday, February 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ball Corporation.

Fueled by the American domestic energy boom, groundbreaking innovation and world-leading productivity, manufacturing in the United States is on the move. Timmons will showcase the exciting advances in manufacturing, discuss current policy challenges and lay out the manufacturing strategy for leadership.

The address is part of the NAM’s 2015 State of Manufacturing Tour, a series of speeches and events across the country in February to highlight the importance of manufacturing to America’s future.

This event will sell out so RSVP today! There is no cost to attend.

Who: NAM CEO and manufacturing executives

What: 2015 State of Manufacturing Address

When: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.


Ball Corporation

10 Longs Peak Dr.

Broomfield, CO 80038

The NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Visit

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About Us

CACI has a long history in the Colorado manufacturing community.  In 1965, CACI was formed by the merger of the then State Chamber of Commerce and the State Manufacturer’s Association.  Since then, CACI has remained the Colorado affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers and is proud to count many of Colorado’s prominent manufacturers among its members.

In December of 2011, CACI created the Colorado Manufacturing Initiative, adding direction and dedicated resources to foster further growth and success among Colorado manufacturers.


What is CACI’s Colorado Manufacturing Initiative?

man.programsCACI’s Colorado Manufacturing Initiative offers focused sector support to CACI’s Member Manufacturers and to the Colorado manufacturing community.  Through the Manufacturer’s Leadership Group and CACI’s various policy councils, the Initiative suggests and supports proactive policy and legislation that will strengthen Colorado manufacturing.  The initiative also fosters collaboration, communication, and business-to-business relationships between Colorado manufacturers through Initiative sponsored events.

Current Legislation of Interest to Colorado Manufacturers

The Legislature is in session until May 7th (or earlier).  CACI tracks current legislation of interest to manufacturers and periodically updates manufacturers on legislation of interest.  Manufacturing Bill Summaries Mar 6 2014

Colorado Needs a Strong Manufacturing Industry!

Manufacturing builds America. For decades, the nation’s top leaders have recognized the power of a strong manufacturing sector on our economy and our communities.

Video courtesy of the National Association of Manufacturers.