South San Joaquin Valley: A Growth Platform for Industries.

Industrial Summit

November 14-15, 2018

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The South Valley Industrial Collaborative (SVIC) is a partnership for community excellence whose purpose is to provide a platform to build industry-led, industry-driven, and community-supported partnerships which strengthen economies in the South San Joaquin Valley.


The South Valley Industrial Collaborative provides a sub-regional platform for San Joaquin Valley industry and businesses to collaborate and connect with regional, state and national partner organizations to support the region's efforts of being a globally competitive location for manufacturing and industrial jobs.


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2nd Annual South Valley Industrial Summit

November 15, 2018  |  8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Energy Education Center - Tulare

4175 South Laspina Street

Tulare, CA 93274

The South Valley Industrial Collaborative welcomes you to the 2nd Annual South Valley Industrial Summit. The program for the summit is designed by industry and for industry to bring you the best value. This year, there will be five (5) pre-summit, all day workshops offered free of charge to industry partners to learn about new technologies.

Pre-Summit Workshops

November 14, 2018  |  8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Energy Education Center - Tulare

4175 South Laspina Street

Tulare, CA 93274

There are five (5) pre-summit workshops planned for Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The workshops will be FREE of charge.

Note: Lunch will be provided

​Pre-Summit Workshop Topics:

  • Safety Solutions: Introduction to Automation Safety

  • Robotics

  • Variable Frequency Drives

  • Vision Systems for Manufacturing

  • LEAN Principles


This is my second year participating in the South Valley Industrial Collaborative. I am passionate about providing career and professional development to our workforce and community. Being part of the SVIC provides me with the opportunity to collaborate with other business leaders, educators, economic and workforce development agencies; creating opportunities to improve the skill set of our local workforce, support local business talent gaps and attract new businesses to the South San Joaquin Valley.

Human Resources Manager

 Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

Carmen Herrera


Partnerships, whether local or regional, are critical in providing an effective and robust service to support business growth and expansion.

CEO, Kings County Economic Development Corporation

Lance Lippincott


It’s such a pleasure, and a necessity, to help the San Joaquin Valley communities and industries cooperate for the betterment of all, especially in the areas we share in common, like manufacturing and agriculture.

Senior Vice President of Human Resources , California Dairies Inc.

Lowell Richardson

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We always accomplish much more – much faster by working together to solve common problems. This Summit brings together the best minds in manufacturing, processing and the art of creating things. You are strongly encouraged to lend your expertise and to draw from other attendees.

Past President, Kings County Economic Development Corporation

John Lehn


The Southern San Joaquin Valley is a great place to do business.  Being a part of the South Valley Industrial Collaborative gives our industry partners an opportunity to take advantage of connections to local government, educators, Chambers of Commerce, the Workforce Investment Board and economic development organizations.  These connections give us a voice to address issues that impact our ability to stay competitive and to learn from each other - best practices and ways to improve our efficiencies and lower the cost of doing business.  Please join us as we grow this organization to work for industry in the South Valley.

General Manager, JOANN Stores LLC Visalia Distribution Center

Chairman of the Industrial Advisory to the Workforce Investment Board of Tulare Co.

Bruce Nicotero

Gurminder Sangha, SN - Advanced Mfg 2018

#WorkingBetterTogether is the motto of  the South Valley Industrial Collaborative (SVIC) and its partners embody the spirit of its motto and practice every day.  SVIC is a partnership for community excellence founded on the core principles of the Next Generation Sector Partnerships whose partners are committed to working collaboratively to grow businesses and prosperity in the region. 

Sector Navigator & Statewide Director

Advanced Manufacturing Industry Sector

California Community Colleges

Gurminder Sangha


2500 N, Plaza Drive

Visalia, CA 93291

Gurminder Sangha

Advisor, South Valley Industrial Collaborative



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