Ninth Annual Cedar Valley Manufacturing Conference Slated for April 10

posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in  College News

WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College will host the ninth annual Cedar Valley Manufacturing Conference on Wednesday, April 10, from 8:15am - 3:30pm at the Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center, 120 Jefferson St., Waterloo.

This year’s theme is “Timing is Everything: A Revolution in Manufacturing Evolution,” and focuses on the workforce, what businesses are doing to attract new talent, and creative initiatives ranging from technical skills training to culture reformation.

Keynote speaker is Gary Higbee of Higbee & Associates, Inc. With more than 40 years of experience ranging from factory floor to plant management, Higbee will speak about managing complex changes and the five critical components he believes must be dealt with to assure successful change.

Higbee will also lead a workshop on employee engagement, and the conference will include a student and instructor panel from the Waterloo Career Center.

The Cedar Valley Manufacturing Conference is sponsored by Hawkeye Community College, the Cedar Valley Manufacturers Network, and the Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Sector Partnership. Discounted early bird registration is available through Friday, March 22. For more information or to register, visit or call 319-296-4223.


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