October 2020

CARICOM urged to ‘take a big view of agriculture’

first_img Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Encouraging developments in agriculture in Barbuda, DominicaThere are encouraging developments in agriculture in Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica almost a year after hurricanes decimated the sector in the two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States. Mr. Barton Clarke, Executive Director of Community Institution, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), said that in both countries, agriculture…August 28, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Practical approaches needed to engage youth in agriculture – Trinidad and Tobago MinisterYoung agriculture entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) were involved in sessions with senior agricultural planners during the week geared at strengthening regional policies and strategies to improve the performance of the  Region’s agriculture sector. The youths were among participants of the Ninth Regional Planners Forum on Agriculture…June 10, 2016In “General”CARDI taking action to help rebuild agriculture in Barbuda, DominicaCARDI Executive Director, Mr. Barton Clarke speaks about reviving agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica from Caribbean Community on Vimeo. As we observe World Food Day today, we tell you that the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has already begun taking action to restore the recently battered agriculture sectors in…October 16, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 15, 2020 GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Oct. 27, 2016 — Stakeholders in the regional agricultural sector have been urged to take “a big view of agriculture” as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations continue to highlight the importance of food production to its economic and social development. The call on Wednesday by Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), Barton Clarke, came as he addressed the opening ceremony of Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA), which is taking place here until Friday. “We are in this business together. This business of addressing the challenges of addressing food and nutrition security for the Caribbean and all the people therein and this is a business that requires us to increase production and trade, to take a big view of agriculture,” Clarke told delegates.“At the same time, not leaving out the many small farmers that we have and recognising that our breadth of undertaking, not only includes agriculture but also includes forestry and fisheries.” Oct 16, 2020 “The thrust to encourage greater investment in agriculture is fully in sync with CARICOM’s Strategic Plan for the period 2015-2019. Among the strategic priorities stated are: building economic resilience; social resilience; environmental resilience and technological resilience, all of which resonate with the agriculture sector,” LaRocque said. He told delegates that building competitiveness and unleashing key economic drivers to transition to growth and generate employment, was one of the high-priority areas for focused implementation during the span of the plan. And, Premier of the Cayman Island, Alden McLaughlin, noted that for the first time, CWA is being held in a CARICOM Associate Member, one that is known for other things, but not agriculture. McLaughlin said that the Cayman Islands traditionally had been involved in subsistence agriculture, but its prominence fell with the emergence of the tourism and financial services sectors. He said, however, that all is not lost. “With the new technologies that are available and with greater understanding of the science involved in agriculture, Cayman is more than capable of being self-sustaining in a number of crops,” he said. Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 is focusing on a number of issues, including the coconut industry, agribusiness development, governance and public policy for food and nutrition, and the role of culinary arts in the development of the agriculture sector in CARICOM. The planners this year decided to move away from the traditional CWA Expo and create an event that would give producers the opportunity to showcase their products to both the region and the Cayman Islands “high value” tourism and retail markets. This year’s CWA2016 MarketPlace provides regional agriculture, food and beverage producers the opportunity to showcase their goods and services and meet and network with potential customers, prospects and partners. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… “Transformation of agriculture in the Caribbean is critical in addressing many of the challenges that the region faces. The large and growing food import bill is not only a drain on the region’s foreign exchange, but it deprives it of opportunities for economic diversification and job creation, especially for young people, in farming and food processing industries,” he said. Hailu welcomed the focus on investment in the food and agriculture sector, saying that there is certainly much opportunity in this area in the Caribbean. Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols Oct 16, 2020 Clarke said CARICOM’s pursuits in agriculture could not take place without appropriate partnerships, including between the public and private sectors. “The good news is that many governments in the region are now recognising the benefits of investing in agriculture and taking concrete steps to promote the sector,” he said. In addition to draining foreign exchange from the region, the food imported into CARICOM is killing its citizens, specifically through chronic non-communicable diseases, said Lystra Fletcher-Paul, the Food and Agricultural Organization’s sub-regional coordinator for the Caribbean. She said there was a role for initiatives such as school-feeding programmes in combating this trend while, at the same time, creating opportunities for farmers, by linking them to school meals. Fletcher-Paul said that linking farmers to school meal help in promoting farmer investment as well as lifelong healthy eating habits among our children. She said that in Saint Lucia, the private sector had invested in the school-feeding programme, providing infrastructure and equipment. And, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the first Parliamentary Front Against Hunger has been established in the Caribbean to support the implementation of the food and nutrition security programme and hence continued investment in food and agriculture, thereby ensuring sustainability of the programmes even if there is a change in government. In his address to delegates, Secretary-General of CARICOM, Irwin LaRocque, said lack of investment was one of nine key constraints to the development of agriculture within the Community. “Without appropriate partnerships, none of what we plan can be pursued,” Clarke said. CWA is being held under the theme ‘Investing in Food and Agriculture’ and delegates are speaking to the issues related to advancing the framework for investment in the sector. Clarke said that in examining the issues involved, stakeholders wanted some centrality for the role of the private sector, bearing in mind that small farmers were also part of the private sector. CWA 2016 is taking place as CARICOM countries continue to struggle with the collective US$4M annual food import bill. Michael Hailu, Executive Director of the Technical Centre of Agriculture and Rural Cooperation — a joint agency of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Union (ACP-EU) — said that money sent abroad to buy food, created jobs overseas. “The private sector is critical not only as a source of much needed investment, but holds many of the skills and experience needed if we are to transform Caribbean agriculture into a profitable business — one that is inclusive of small-holder producers, women and young people,” he said. He told the ceremony that governments needed to create the enabling conditions and incentives to spur increased investment so that the food and agriculture sector can grow and move forward. CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… the Hon Alden McLaughlin, Premier of Cayman Islands addresses the opening ceremony of Caribbean Week (CWA) of Agriculture on Wednesday Mr. Barton Clarke, Executive Director, CARDI (Photo via Kenton Chance) Dr. Lystra Fletcher-Paul, FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean (Photo via Kenton Chance) Mr.Michael Hailu, Director, CTA (Photo via Kenton Chance) CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque addresses the opening ceremony of CWA Wednesday morning By Kenton X. Chance Oct 16, 2020last_img read more

CARICOM SG congratulates Haiti on 215th Independence Anniversary

first_img Jan 28, 2019 You may be interested in… Mar 20, 2020 The Community, he said, was looking forward to Haiti’s continued efforts to participate fully in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), through which it can help create the environment to enhance the welfare and advancement of all it citizens. Haiti Independence anniversary continues to be source of… Haiti Independence anniversary continues to be source of inspiration, resilienceCongratulatory message by CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to President of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise on the occasion of Haiti’s 216th Independence Anniversary “The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) extends its heartfelt congratulations to the Government and People of the Republic of Haiti on the occasion of the Two Hundred and…December 31, 2019In “CARICOM”CARICOM congratulates HaitiCARICOM has congratulated the Government and People of Haiti as they celebrate the country’s 212th independence anniversary on 1 January, 2016. The CARICOM Secretary-General  Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in his congratulatory message to Haiti’s  President, His  Excellency Michel Martelly, paid tribute  to “the solidarity, strength and unity of the Haitian people”,…December 31, 2015In “CARICOM”CARICOM cherishes Haiti’s membership – Secretary-General on its 213th Independence AnniversaryCARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Haiti on its 213th anniversary as an Independent nation, saying the country’s liberation was a catalyst for independence for other countries in Latin America and later, of the Caribbean. Haiti gained its independence on 1 January 1804 after a hard fought anti-slavery and…January 3, 2017In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Read full Message: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) extends heartfelt congratulations to the Government and People of the Republic of Haiti on the occasion of the country’s Two Hundred and Fifteenth Anniversary of Independence.This occasion is, indeed, cause for celebration, but it is also a timely reminder of the historic importance of the Haitian Revolution and its continued significance as a symbol of triumph over adversity in the quest for liberty, equality and control of national destiny.  The resilience, courage and determination of Haitians continue to be an inspiration to all.Haiti’s leadership as it represented the Community in major hemispheric and global fora, including the G7 and the Quartet of the Community for Latin American and Caribbean Countries (CELAC), earlier this year was highly appreciated.  These were important opportunities to articulate the interests and concerns of the Community to the most influential global actors. The Caribbean Community looks forward to Haiti’s continued efforts to participate fully in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), which will be of great assistance in creating an enabling environment for enhancing the welfare and advancement of all its citizens. Excellency, on this auspicious occasion, I join with the Caribbean Community in extending best wishes for the continued advancement of the Republic of Haiti and the well-being of its people. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Dec 31, 2019 Haiti President congratulates tennis star, Naomi Osaka CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended the Caribbean Community’s congratulations to Haiti on its Two Hundred and Fifteenth Anniversary of Independence, 1 January 2019, noting the continued significance of the occasion as a symbol of triumph over adversity. Ambassador LaRocque, in his congratulatory message to Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise also said the resilience, courage and determination of Haitians continue to be an inspiration to all. The Secretary-General applauded Haiti’s leadership role as it represented the Caribbean Community at recent meetings of the G7 and Quartet of the Community for Latin American and Caribbean Countries (CELAC), articulating the Community’s interests and concerns to the most influential global actors. President Moise announces new prime minister Haiti declares emergency over coronavirus, imposes curfew,… Apr 10, 2019last_img read more

ICG discussions on Venezuela productive – CARICOM Chair

first_img CAL Launches EC Service as LIAT Reorganises – CARICOM… Jul 27, 2020 Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister You may be interested in… St. Kitts-Nevis Government Targets October 2020 to Re-open… Aug 11, 2020 (St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service) Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris describes his discussions in Costa Rica this week with the International Contact Group (ICG) on Venezuela as “quite productive.” The ICG is comprised of countries from the European Union and Latin America, including Costa Rica. “The crux of my presentation was to set out the principles undergirding CARICOM’s enlightened and principled response to the crisis in Venezuela,” Prime Minister Harris said at the National Assembly sitting of 9 May 2019 in St. Kitts and Nevis. CARICOM Chair, PM of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon Timothy Harris (2nd, left) and CARICOM’s SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque (3rd, left) are pictured above with the EU High Representative, H.E. Federica Mogherini and Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel E. Ventura Robles (Photo via SKNIS)center_img Jul 16, 2020 Jul 27, 2020 PM Harris Wants Regional Air Travel to be Affordable,… At Tuesday’s ICG breakfast meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in San José, Costa Rica’s capital, the CARICOM Chairman reaffirmed the Caribbean Community’s guiding principles of non-interference and non-intervention in the affairs of states, respect for sovereignty, adherence to the rule of law, and respect for the constitutional order and democracy. CARICOM’s Chairman also told the ICG that the Venezuelan people must be key stakeholders in Venezuela’s future, noting, “The time to put the people of Venezuela first is now.” This is a position that Chairman Harris voiced again today. “It bears reiterating that there is a need for a de-escalation of the tensions in Venezuela – a coordinated and extraordinary humanitarian response through the mechanism of the United Nations, dialogue between the contending parties in Venezuela, commitment to a peaceful resolution of the Venezuelan crisis, and outcomes determined by and for the people of Venezuela,” the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis said in the Parliament while updating the nation on his official trip to Costa Rica. After his intelligent and impassioned presentation in Costa Rica, the Chairman of CARICOM received commendations for his eloquent delivery of the compelling argument that the will of the people should come first. Addressing the ICG on Tuesday, Chairman Harris said, “We really want to be an honest broker in the crisis. The CARICOM group is neither pro-Maduro nor pro-Guaidó. That determination is for the people of Venezuela alone.” The ICG issued a statement Tuesday after its ministerial meeting in Costa Rica. The statement’s final point said, “The International Contact Group will continue to engage with its regional and international partners towards a political, peaceful and democratic solution. It welcomes the participation of the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis -in its capacity of Chair of the CARICOM-, the Secretary General of the CARICOM and the representative from the Holy See in the outreach session of the meeting. It also welcomes and accepts the invitation extended by the Lima Group of countries to meet. It has decided to have similar exchanges with CARICOM countries and other relevant interlocutors. The group has also decided to convene again at ministerial level, in the near future, to assess developments and decide next steps.” Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Chair Leads Delegation to Costa Rica for Further talks with ICG on VenezuelaChairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has accepted an invitation from the government of Costa Rica and the International Contact Group (ICG) on Venezuela to engage in discussions with the ICG during its 3rd Ministerial Meeting taking…May 7, 2019In “CARICOM”PM Harris’ tenure as CARICOM Chair endsSt. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris is among speakers who will address the opening ceremony Wednesday afternoon of the 40th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in his capacity as outgoing Chairman. The Meeting will take place…July 3, 2019In “CARICOM”CARICOM Chair Commends PM Harris’ Yeoman ServicePrime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Hon Allen Chastanet, has commended the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, for the yeoman service he rendered to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) over the past six month. Prime Minister Chastanet, the incoming Chair of the Conference of…July 3, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Automotive Distribution Network Names Bob Barstow, Gil Gunn Vice Presidents of Marketing

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Automotive Distribution Network has promoted Bob Barstow and Gil Gunn to vice presidents of marketing for the association.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Bob and Gil have the strategic vision and leadership skills to help take the Network’s retail and wholesale business to the next level in our industry,” said Mike Lambert, president of the Network. “Their commitment to the Network and the development of our marketing and training programs over the years has greatly benefited the thousands of independent auto-store and service-dealer customers who are the backbone of the association.” Barstow and Gunn previously served as the Network’s directors of marketing since the 2005 merger between Parts Plus and IAPA. Before joining Parts Plus in 1999, Barstow was director of store planning for Big A Auto Parts; he began his automotive aftermarket career more than 40 years ago as a delivery driver for a local NAPA store. Gunn, who also serves as the Network’s vice president of training, was hired by Parts Plus in 1993 after a nine-year career at J.C. Hamilton Co., where he served as vice president of sales and marketing.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

Senior Product Manager, TRW

first_img The Sr. Product Manager is responsible for building, managing, developing and leading the product management function for undercar products or electronics in the Automotive Aftermarket. Responsibilities include creation and ownership of the product business plan development, including product line definition and offering to meet the company’s sales and margin objectives. B. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Monitor market needs and requirements, taking into account future technologies, competitor products/services and regulatory issues to develop and implement innovative customer solutions for existing and new products.  Strategically manage the product portfolio from cradle to grave. • Ongoing implementation of the business plan – including, but not limited to, benchmarking coverage / quality / pricing /application holes / margin/ features and benefits. • Develop the product line strategy through planning sessions with key internal and external stakeholders, defining product positioning requirements to meet company profit objectives and brand positioning. • Gather market knowledge and research of customer needs, market trends, customer/market segmentation, distribution channel characteristics, target-market size, and external environment trends. • Support Sales team and interface with customers to develop quotations and recommend model stocks based on customer geography and vehicle mix. Advertisement C. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE: • Candidate must possess 3-5 years of experience in the Automotive Aftermarket industry. 6-8 years is desired. • Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices involved in new business development, product marketing, channel development and sales. • Candidate must be able to analyze and make sound business decisions based on research data and other input. • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Moderate to heavy domestic travel (~25%-50%) with some international travel required. D. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s of Science in Management, Marketing or Sales required. • MBA preferred. E. MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: • Experience managing a team is preferred. To apply for this position, click the Apply Now button below. A pop-up window should appear. A. JOB SUMMARY: AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementcenter_img Advertisementlast_img read more

Pep Boys Appoints Robert Hotz Chairman of the Board

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  PHILADELPHIA — Pep Boys today announced that independent director Robert Hotz was appointed chairman of the board of directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hotz, who has been a Pep Boys board member since 2005 and serves on its compensation and audit committees, is senior managing director, co-head of investment banking, a member of the operating committee and co-chairman of the investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Inc. In addition, he serves as a director of Universal Health Services Inc. Hotz succeeds Max Lukens, who resigned from his director and chairman positions for personal reasons.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Suazo; Stanley Tie For Best Predictor In Pace Race

first_imgOther accurate predictors are:Ryan Smeltzer with 16 seconds off and also best finisher in the 3 mile distance recording a 23:57;Mark Bjorklund with a 20 second difference;Ted Atkins with 27 seconds off; andKathy Daly and Charles Ferenbaugh tied at 30 seconds.On the 1 mile course:Nate Pratt, 10, was the top male finisher with a time of 8:27; and Priscila Rosa was the first female at 9:22.On the 3 mile course:Sanna Sevanto was the best female recording 27:50.NOTE: the following announcement of next week’s race is different than what was announced at the pace race due to unforeseen circumstances. For more information, call 505.672.1639 or visit www.atomicrunners.com. Cliff Stanley and Aurora Suazo, 9, tied for top predictor with a 12 second differential in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race on the Los Alamos County Golf Course maintenance road. Next week’s race is 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 and starts at Pinon (Rocket) Park in White Rock on Sherwood Boulevard across from White Rock Smith’s. 1 and 3 mile paved courses will be available. ACRR News:  last_img read more

Manufacturing Day Celebrated Throughout October

first_imgPrivate Label Select in Taos will demonstrate how natural ingredients become lip care products, sunscreens and products for mothers and babies. Old Wood in Las Vegas will discuss sustainable wood harvesting practices that result in flooring and firewood. Events are organized by New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a nonprofit organization that offers manufacturers training and expertise in efficient production and administrative practices that help them maximize their competitive edge and increase profits. The nonprofit New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NM MEP) aims to address misperceptions among students while they are preparing themselves for college and careers by showing them opportunities in manufacturing. Sinsabaugh said today’s manufacturing is about state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies, but surveys indicate that many people still envision dark and dreary factories that employ non-skilled labor to perform repetitive tasks. According to one study, only 35 percent of parents say they would encourage their children to pursue careers in manufacturing. To learn more about public tours, visit New Mexico MEP at https://newmexicomep.org/mfgday/. To see what’s happening nationally, go to https://www.mfgday.com/. Manufacturing Day aims to enhance public knowledge by giving visitors a look behind closed doors. Companies host facility tours that demonstrate the many production stages that turn raw materials into products that are shipped around the world. Facilities open their doors Farther north, Black Mesa Winery in Velarde hosts a wine- and cider-making tour, followed by a product tasting available to visitors 21 years of age or older. By KATE MILLARDFinance New Mexico In Santa Fe, visitors will see cacao turned into truffles at Art of Chocolate Cacao Santa Fe, which calls itself the only “bean-to-bar” chocolate producer in the state. Animal lovers can watch local proteins and organic vegetables become healthy dog and cat food at Marty’s Meals. “As Manufacturing 4.0 continues to revolutionize factory floors in New Mexico and across the country, jobs are becoming more high-tech and commanding higher pay,” said Jennifer Sinsabaugh, executive director of New Mexico MEP. “These jobs rely on critical thinking, creativity, and innovative approaches – skills that can only be provided by humans.”center_img The Manufacturing Institute projects that U.S. manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs by 2028, but misperceptions about modern manufacturing could cause more than half of those positions to remain vacant. For those considering production of their own designs and ideas, FUSE Makerspace, Cruces Creatives, and the Workforce Center at Dona Ana Community College will introduce machines and equipment available for the use of their members. In Rio Rancho, Mezel Mods will demonstrate how 3D printers produce action figures and modifications for pinball machines, and Insight Lighting will take visitors on a journey from CAD-produced designs to architectural lighting that illuminates stadiums, airports and other large-scale venues. That’s where Manufacturing Day comes in. Celebrated the entire month of October, the initiative highlights the changes that have occurred in the manufacturing industry and introduces students to careers in clean tech and modern manufacturing. Private tours for students will take place at more than a dozen manufacturing companies in Roswell, Taos, Socorro, Albuquerque and Las Cruces. Heading south, engineering is the focus. Valencia Flour Mill in Jarales near Belen will demonstrate unique engineering that allows one motor to operate multiple machines that transform grain into baking mixes. Drought Adaptation Industries of Alamogordo will discuss proprietary engineering that allows anyone to grow produce using 98 percent less water than they might otherwise. Alaska Structures will take visitors on the production line that goes from structural engineering and design to framing and fabrics that make tents and temporary structures used by the military. Masa becomes tortillas and corn chips at La Primera Tortilla Factory in Sunland Park. In Albuquerque, visitors at Continental Machining will see high-tech equipment produce parts used by New Mexico’s national laboratories. Others will see UV-blocking glass turned into precision windows at Glass-Rite, and cacao become elixirs and confections at Chocolate Cartel. More than 35 New Mexico manufacturers and support organizations – from Farmington to Las Cruces – are hosting tours. Most are open to the public. Finance New Mexico connects individuals and businesses with skills and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www.FinanceNewMexico.org.last_img read more

NMSP Arrests Three Men For Armed Robbery In Taos

first_imgChristopher ShemaymeCharges against Christopher Shemayme:Armed Robbery Conspiracy to Commit Armed RobberyThere is no further information available at this time. Terance QuintanaTAOS COUNTY – At about 4:10 p.m. Sunday, New Mexico State Police officers from Taos responded to an armed robbery at the High Road Market in Penasco.During investigation, State Police officers learned a male individual identified as Terance Quintana, 21, of Penasco, entered the High Road Market, armed with a firearm and robbed the business. During the robbery, Quintana fired the gun into the ceiling of the business in the vicinity of a child. Quintana left with an undisclosed amount of money. Officers located a cartridge inside the business and collected it as evidence.State Police officers identified Quintana through video surveillance from the business. Officers tracked down Quintana and two other males, Andrew Romero, 28, of Las Vegas, N.M. and Christopher Shemayme, 25, of Penaso at a residence in Penasco. Officers observed Quintana wearing the described clothing during the robbery. He was immediately arrested and taken into custody without further incident. After Qunitana’s arrest, he was found in possession of a small clear plastic baggie of Heroin.Andrew RomeroDuring a search of the residence, Officers located a handgun and white bandana believed to have been used during the robbery inside Quintana’s bedroom. Officers also learned, Romero and Shemayme were both involved in the armed robbery. Both were arrested and taken into custody without further incident. All three were transported and booked into the Taos County Detention Center.Charges against Terance Quintana:Armed RobberyConspiracy to Commit Armed RobberyAssault with Intent to Commit a Violent FelonyAttempt to Commit a Felony-Abuse of a Child Tampering with EvidenceNegligent Use of a FirearmPossession of a Controlled Substance Possession of Drug ParaphernaliaCharges against Andrew Romero:Armed RobberyConspiracy to Commit Armed Robberylast_img read more