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NVIE Interviews with the Nevada Newsmakers Program

March 16, 2018 | NVIE

Nevada Newsmakers host Sam Shad recently interviewed NVIE Director Mark Anderson in Reno and NVIE Deputy Director Terry Culp in Las Vegas. In the interview, Mark Anderson and Terry Culp discuss Nevada's statewide growth and getting the workforce ready, particularly in manufacturing.

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Avoid the 5 Fallacies of Lean Practices | Nevada Industry Excellence

Avoid the 5 Fallacies of Lean Practices | Nevada Industry Excellence

January 22, 2018 | NVIE

Many businesses looking to reduce operational waste may see lean practices as a perfect solution. Many times, these businesses do not fully understand lean. Director Mark D Anderson of Nevada Industry Excellence explains the many fallacies of lean and further defines the practice. Fallacy #1: Implementation of Lean Practices rely only on Lean Tools Businesses

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Nevada Today Interview with NVIE Director Mark Anderson

Nevada Today Interview with NVIE Director Mark Anderson

January 17, 2018 | NVIE

NVIE's new director, Mark Anderson, was recently interviewed by Nevada Today about his history and what he hopes to bring to Nevada Industry Excellence. Read the full story here "When I had the opportunity to join NVIE, I felt it was an opportunity to help Nevada companies become more competitive regionally and nationally." Anderson's

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Las Vegas Business Press: Exploring Lean for the Office Setting

Las Vegas Business Press: Exploring Lean for the Office Setting

January 17, 2018 | NVIE

The Las Vegas Business Press recently published an article by NVIE's own project manager Mary Arbutina. The article explores how lean practices such as Value Stream Mapping, typically used in manufacturing, can also be beneficial in office operations. Arbutina also provides a quick checklist for those thinking about implementing lean. Read the full article here...

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USDA Gives NVIE a Grant to Perform Rural Energy Audits

USDA Gives NVIE a Grant to Perform Rural Energy Audits

October 6, 2017 | NVIE

Nevada Industry Excellence (NVIE) was awarded $68,764 to perform energy audits for between 11-15 rural small businesses and agricultural producers. The grant pays for 75% of the energy audit and the recipient of the energy audit must pay 25% of the cost. Energy audits are available throughout Nevada for agricultural producers and in eligible rural...

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NVIE Receives $1 Million Program Award

NVIE Receives $1 Million Program Award

September 6, 2017 | NVIE

Nevada Industry Excellence will receive one of 12 awards through the U.S Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology to support Manufacturing Extension Partnership pilot projects. The $1 million funding-opportunity award � one of only two awarded in the western U.S. � will support the further development of NVIE staff as trusted advisors able and...

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Nevada Manufacturing: Made in America Week

Nevada Manufacturing: Made in America Week

August 11, 2017 | NVIE

Nevada Manufacturing and Made in America Week Nevada manufacturing is stronger than ever. Last month, President Trump proclaimed July 17th, 2017, as Made in America Day and July 16th through July 22 as Made in America Week. As part of this celebration, on July 17th The White House invited manufactures from all 50 states to...

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Nevada Manufacturing and Supply Chain Evolution

Nevada Manufacturing and Supply Chain Evolution

July 18, 2017 | NVIE

Evolving U.S. Supply Chains and Nevada Manufacturing A new MForesight study examines the evolution of the supply chain and the future of American manufacturing, leading to a contemplation of the future for Nevada manufacturing. Robust supply chains are essential to U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and by extension, Nevada manufacturing. In most sectors, suppliers add more than...

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Nevada's Apprenticeship Project: Apprentices Help Employers

Nevada's Apprenticeship Project: Apprentices Help Employers

June 7, 2017 | NVIE

Apprenticeships Help Employers Meet Their Labor Needs Now By: Cheryl Olson, Project Director, Nevada's Apprenticeship Project Significant talent shortages and skill gaps are slowing employers' efforts to expand, innovate, and excel. These workforce challenges undermine productivity and profitability. The good news? There is a program solution to meet talent challenges: Registered Apprenticeship. Apprenticeship programs are...

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Did you know there are two APICS Chapters in Nevada?

Did you know there are two APICS Chapters in Nevada?

May 12, 2017 | NVIE

What is APICS? APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and...

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Should Your EXPORT Strategy ONLY Be a Substitute for a Weak Domestic Market?

Should Your EXPORT Strategy ONLY Be a Substitute for a Weak Domestic Market?

April 5, 2017 | NVIE

Exports are too often not part of a company's stra�tegic marketing plan. When domestic sales are robust, often there is little interest in under�taking the nuances and sometimes complexities of finding, developing and selling to a foreign market. Statistically, smaller companies will perform better if they export, but they must be proactive in their approach...

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R&D Tax Credit for Manufacturers

R&D Tax Credit for Manufacturers

April 5, 2017 | NVIE

NEVADA Industry Excellence (NVIE) specializes in providing the most robust and defensible application of federal and state research and development tax credit laws, identified qualifying activities and costs. Our engineering and tax consultants assist our clients in developing a credit methodology. Manufacturers often make large investments in new products, processes and packaging. They are often...

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Nevada Attracts Interest From Federal New Market Tax Credit Program Investors

Nevada Attracts Interest From Federal New Market Tax Credit Program Investors

March 9, 2017 | NVIE

By Karen Schnog, Department of Business and Industry In November 2016, the federal government allocated $7 billion in New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) to support investment in businesses operating in distressed communities throughout the U.S. Although not new, this is the largest allocation to the program since inception. From 2000 to 2016, $50.5 billion in...

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Logistics and Shipping Solutions for Small Manufacturers

Logistics and Shipping Solutions for Small Manufacturers

March 7, 2017 | NVIE

Full-Tilt Logistics, a family run and woman owned company, resides in the transportation hub in the Reno-Sparks area. As an upcoming leader in the transportation industry, Full-Tilt specializes in providing shipping and logistics solutions to companies of all sizes, including small manufacturers. Today, the Full-Tilt team sat down with us to give us their best...

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Workforce Development Featured in The Economic Pulse

Workforce Development Featured in The Economic Pulse

February 24, 2017 | NVIE

The Economic Pulse newsletter published by the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) is available online. February issue highlights: P3 Workforce Development partnership at the Tesla Gigafactory GOED identifies expansion opportunities in mining supply chain LEAP program aims to grow Nevada's skilled workforce GOED introduces AB 69 to provide a pathway...

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Nevada Industry Excellence wins the award to serve as Nevada's Manufacturing Extension Center

Nevada Industry Excellence wins the award to serve as Nevada's Manufacturing Extension Center

February 17, 2017 | NVIE

RENO, Nev. - When businesspeople work with Nevada Industry Excellence, they walk away with their unique needs met for an affordable rate. NVIE helps industrial companies achieve enhanced productivity, increased profitability and improved global competitiveness. NVIE was recently awarded the National Institute of Standards and Technology's MEP program cooperative agreement for Nevada following a competitive...

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Nevada's Apprenticeship Project: Smarter Employers. Better Employees.

Nevada's Apprenticeship Project: Smarter Employers. Better Employees.

February 14, 2017 | NVIE

Nevada's Apprenticeship Project: Smarter Employers. Better Employees. By Cheryl Olson, Project Director, Nevada's Apprenticeship Project More than 75 years ago, the apprenticeship system began in construction and other skilled trades. Today there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, including careers in healthcare, IT, energy, advanced manufacturing and more. Northern Nevada is experiencing new economic growth...

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Partner's Corner: Nanotechnology Exposure Coverage

Partner's Corner: Nanotechnology Exposure Coverage

January 13, 2017 | NVIE

Nanotechnology refers to a wide range of substances manufactured at an atomic or molecular level. Because of the extremely small size of such materials, they have unique properties that are not yet understood. While nanotechnology is exciting and presents many possibilities for advancement in the future, there are also many undefined and unsubstantiated risks associated...

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Partner's Corner: Coulson Ice Blast

Partner's Corner: Coulson Ice Blast

January 13, 2017 | NVIE

Take a look at how using ice, made from regular water, can significantly cut down on your operations costs. Gone are the days of using technologies such as ultra-high pressure washers, dry ice blasters, harsh chemicals and abrasive medias to perform many of the critical cleaning, deburring, and/or surface preparation undertakings that are an expensive...

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Your Closely-Held Company Needs a Buy-Sell Agreement

Your Closely-Held Company Needs a Buy-Sell Agreement

December 8, 2016 | NVIE

By Jim Newman, Holland & Hart LLP - Your business is successful, things are going fine, and then you come to work on Monday morning to find out that a tragic car accident claimed the life of one of your fellow owners. Or, one of your fellow owners comes into your office and tells you...

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Manufacturers: We Are the Solution

Manufacturers: We Are the Solution

December 5, 2016 | NVIE

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and more than 1100 manufacturers from across the nation joined in sending a unity letter to President-Elect Trump and Congress. In a press release, NAM president Jay Timmons noted the centrality of American manufacturing to the election: "This election makes clear that Americans agree that manufacturing is the nation'...s

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NVIE Attends Fifth Annual Committed to Our Business Community

NVIE Attends Fifth Annual Committed to Our Business Community

November 14, 2016 | NVIE

On Thursday Nov. 10 NVIE attended and had a booth at the Fifth Annual Committed to Our Business Community. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center the event is put on by the Regional Business Development Advisory Council and is billed as "A Free Resource Building Event for Local Businesses". The primary purpose is to...

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Partner's Corner: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Partner's Corner: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

November 14, 2016 | NVIE

By Karsten Heise, Director | Technology Commercialization, Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development When we talk about Manufacturing we often hear about repetitive manual tasks on assembly lines, shifting production offshore to Asia or � more recently � moving back to the United States, automation and the replacement of workers by machines is being mentioned, and concerns...

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Making a $2.2 Billion Impact with Our Industry Partners

Making a $2.2 Billion Impact with Our Industry Partners

August 5, 2016 | NVIE

Nevada Industry Excellence helped Aerovault, a manufacturer of aerodynamic trailers in Henderson, Nevada, double its production capacity. The Nevada Industry Excellence team provides on-site consulting and hands-on implementation assistance. Economic study shows $2.2 billion output by Nevada Industry Excellence @UNevadaReno, @DiversifyNevada, August 4, 2016. Study shows substantial, statewide impact of Nevada Industry Excellence...

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