NCET helps you explore business and technology
By Dave Archer
What do external fixation devices, aerial imaging, robots, prisoner transport systems and over 4,000 hi-definition plasma displays have in common? They’re associated with products and services produced by companies that won the 2018 NCET Technology and EDAWN Entrepreneurial Support Awards.
One of the many things I love about working at NCET is getting to meet the incredible people and companies who drive our vibrant and diverse technology and entrepreneurial community, which is one of the nation’s most diverse. One of the ways I discover them is through the annual NCET and EDAWN Awards.
Now in its 11th year, the NCET Awards recognize people and companies in a variety of technology fields, as well as the people and organizations who support them; while the EDAWN Awards recognize the resources that play an integral part in contributing to the growth of our community. This year, we’ll recognize about thirty amazing companies, organizations and people!
Now, back to external fixation devices, aerial imaging, robots, prisoner transport systems and 4,000 flat-screens:
- Orthopaedic Implant Company works closely with hospitals and physicians to provides high quality implants at a fraction of current costs. Their products include external fixation devices, hip and tibia “nails”, plates and screws, cervical and lumbar cages and much, much more. (orthoimplantcompany.com)
- Strix Imaging provides aerial mapping and geospatial services integrating the latest technology into manned and long-endurance unmanned aircraft. Strix Imaging captures data using visual, infrared, hyper-spectral, magnetic and LIDAR sensors in industries ranging from survey and engineering to environmental monitoring, mineral exploration and oil and gas development. (striximaging.com)
- The TMCC William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center is a world-class facility providing technical training and education for a skilled workforce that fuels our local economy. The Center is a hub for training in technologies including automotive, construction management, renewable energy, machining, fabrication, HVAC/R, welding – and robotics! (www.tinyurl.com/tmcc-WNP)
- Quality Plastics began as a job shop in 1983 serving small local business and the gaming industry and is today an industry leader in innovative proprietary products for the hydroponics, aftermarket motorcycle, retail security and law enforcement industries. Their Prisoner Transport Systems provide after-market products that provide a totally secure environment for placing prisoners for transport in a wide variety of autos and SUVs. (qualityplastics.com)
- The Peppermill Resort Spa’s Windows of the World video art spans over 4,180 high-definition plasma screens throughout the resort and showcases video of exotic lands, local scenery, nature, and wildlife. The video art has become a mini-industry with more than a half- dozen full-time employees. (peppermillreno.com)
NCET and EDAWN will honor each of the winners at the NCET / EDAWN Awards Dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa’s Grand Ballroom. You can learn more about all the winners and purchase tickets for the Awards Dinner at NCETawards.com.
Dave Archer is President /CEO of NCET, a member-supported non-profit that produces educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology. www.NCET.org.