THE SOUTH VALLEY INDUSTRIAL COLLABORATIVE
South San Joaquin Valley: A Growth Platform for Industries
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.
Industrial Summit, Friday, November 13, 2020
November 13,2020 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Virtual Event
The Industrial Summit will be virtual, and will allow for participants to gather good information and enjoy educational opportunities. The Summit will offer a choice of 10 different sessions and a closing session, and each presentation will be available online for later viewing at your convenience. Additional information on speakers and break-out sessions will be provided soon. Because the Summit is virtual, attendees may participate at no cost. To help cover the cost of the Summit, sponsorships are welcome! For details, contact Lowell Richardson, or Bruce Nicotero,
+ Lance Hastings
President | California Manufacturers & Technology Association
Lance Hastings is president of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association. Previously he served as Vice President of National Affairs for MillerCoors. Before his long career as a manufacturing executive, he was the Vice President and Director of Government Relations from 1992 to 2003 at the California Grocers Association.
+ Melanie Hellwig White
President | Hellwig Products
Melanie Hellwig White is the president of Hellwig Products. Founded in 1946, Hellwig Products manufactures forged steel suspension products for a variety of vehicles including recreational vehicles, trucks, and SUVs and is an OE supplier for Oshkosh, Freightliner, and the United States military. Family-owned and operated, Hellwig Products is based in Visalia, California and has been manufacturing in California’s Central Valley for nearly 60 years.
Human Resources Manager
Saputo Cheese USA Inc.
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.
Past President, Kings County Economic Development Corporation
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.
General Manager, JOANN Stores LLC Visalia Distribution Center
Chairman of the Industrial Advisory to the Workforce Investment Board of Tulare Co.
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.
South Valley Industrial Collaborative
#WorkingBetterTogether is the motto of the South Valley Industrial Collaborative (SVIC) and its partners embody the spirit of its motto and practice it 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.
Chair, South Valley Industrial Collaborative
2500 N. Plaza Drive
Visalia, CA 93291