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Launch Day: South Valley Industrial Collaborative (SVIC)

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JOANNS Stores LLC., West Coast Distribution Center

2500 N Plaza Drive

Visalia, CA 93291

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Launching the South Valley Industrial Collaborative

As leaders in our region’s industrial sector, we know firsthand how fast the landscape of business is changing. Every day we are faced with a myriad of pressing questions and issues, including the ever-increasing costs of doing business, staffing issues, hiring and retaining a skilled workforce, technology innovations, and government regulations among a myriad of other topics. It is clear that no single organization can do this work well alone. We must work with each other and with community partners to navigate these new challenges and ensure mutual success. That is why we, manufacturers, food processors, service providers and distributors have come together to jointly invite you to participate in the launch of the South Valley Industrial Collaborative. Please join us on September 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the JOANN Stores LLC West Coast Distribution Center in the Visalia Industrial Park.

Industry sectors in other regions of the country have seen great success in creating these “sector partnerships”, and we must follow suit if we are to continue thriving. These partnerships are a way for multiple industry segments in a shared labor market region to come together around important issues. They are a place for us to collectively address issues related to shared vitality: a single table at which to work with multiple public programs in education, workforce development and economic development; and an opportunity to help create solutions to shared pressing issues. We expect to come out of the meeting ready to collaborate on a set of clear priorities and next steps.

The meeting will be professionally facilitated to ensure no time is wasted. We will identify opportunities for industry stability and vitality in the South Valley region, and will define specific areas for action. This will be the beginning of a robust, ongoing partnership with industry leaders in our region. Community partners such as workforce development, education, economic development, and others will be there too. They will be in “listening” mode in order to better understand how they can help. They will be a critical piece to acting on the priorities we define going forward.

The September 20, 2019 meeting will be a 2-hour commitment, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. (JOANN Distribution Center, 2500 N. Plaza Drive, Visalia CA, 93291).

We realize this is a new mindset. We think this is a big opportunity. We hope you join us.

Contact us directly to discuss further. We can be reached at (559) 713-3408.

We look forward to seeing you on September 20. Let us work together, listen to each other, learn from each other, and keep our local economy Valley strong!

RSVP by: September 13th, 2019.

Thank you,

Bruce Nicotero, General Manager, JOANN Stores, LLC

Rodney Wilson, Branch Manager, Electric Motor Shop

Lowell Richardson, SVP, HR California Dairies

Carmen Herrera, HR Manager, Saputo Cheese USA, Inc.

Dax Brott, President & CEO, BMI Mechanical Inc.

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