Lunch and Learn: Manufacturing Roundtable, “From Recruitment To Onboarding To Success,” 3/19/2014

Join Prospera on March 19 to learn about recruitment and onboarding best practices for manufacturing facilities.

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Manufacturing Roundtable:
From Recruitment to Onboarding to Success

Kaye Ellen Ford, PHR, HR Generalist
Bryant Harley, Continuous Improvement Specialist
ATK Blackhawk

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
12:00-1:00 Presentation & Lunch
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
2310 University Way, Bldg 2
From Kagy turn south onto 7th Ave, which will end in a parking lot.
Follow signs to Bldg 2.

$15 for Members | $25 for Non-Members
Cost includes catered lunch and materials
Registration required by Monday, March 17.

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Attendees will learn how to Identify, Drive, Implement and Strategize recruitment and onboarding for manufacturing success.


Kaye Ellen Ford, PHR, has a career in Human Resources encompassing 18 years of experience in small business, academic and corporate arenas including the past 1 ½ years with ATK Blackhawk as an HR Generalist. Her current goal is to support production by recreating a stable workforce through recruitment and other processes. Away from work, Kaye Ellen spends as much time as possible in the great outdoors with family, friends and her horses.

Bryant Harley, or “Harley” – has 10 years of manufacturing experience, 4 of them with ATK Blackhawk. Harley has training experience over a few facets of his career…not just manufacturing but also law enforcement, the military and business. He is passionate about his work, family, football and golf. Wyoming grown – Montanan for life!

Blackhawk is a leading US manufacturer of tactical, military, shooting sports and law enforcement equipment headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Blackhawk was founded by a Navy SEAL and now manufactures tactical gear, body armor, law enforcement duty gear, holsters, hydration systems, protective gloves and gear, apparel and footwear, knives, illumination tools, breaching tools and recoil reducing stocks. Blackhawk! is part of ATK Sporting, with US manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Montana and Idaho.

Prospera Business Network is a private, non-profit member supported economic development organization in southwestern Montana. Prospera is dedicated to encouraging and supporting business expansion, retention and relocation by providing business consulting, financing, professional development, and economic research. For more information, call 406.587.3113 or visit