NMC Working Group Descriptions

All working groups are optional and are only open to NMC members and community partners. To join the NMC, click here.


Business Development Working Group - Monthly, 2nd Tuesday at 10 am

Intended audience: Any NMC Member Company Contact who wants to meet others within the NMC
Format: GoToMeeting
Open to: NMC Members only

NMC members meet virtually to discuss how to expand their business, increase revenue, and gain new work with companies working in the undersea, maritime, and offshore wind space. While we as NMC staff share opportunities with you during this meeting, our goal for each meeting is to give you time to:

  • Introduce yourself to the group and share a description of your business.
    • It's great exposure to folks who may not be familiar with your company, capabilities, and what products/services you provide.
  • Share knowledge of industry events or webinars you are hosting or plan to attend.
    • There's a lot happening out there, and it's not easy to catch it all. This group is often a great source for hearing about events that may well be a helpful piece of the puzzle for your company.
  • Relay any industry or company-specific news you have affecting the industry.
  • Discuss areas where you are doing well and areas that are presenting challenges now or on the horizon.
    • More than likely, there are others in the group who are experiencing similar issues or have been there and found solutions.

This is an opportunity to share experiences and tap into the collective experience of the NMC network to expand your business and drive growth, and we want to provide a meaningful and productive forum that will be of real value to your company. Several of our members have developed great working relationships through this group and have teamed up on projects or shared resources as a result of this meeting. We look forward to building upon that foundation.

This is your meeting, and we encourage all of you to be vocal, share your experiences, and establish a feedback loop that capitalizes on the enormous reservoir of intellectual capital, experience and knowledge that makes the NMC what it is.


Thames River Working Group - Monthly, 3rd Friday at 10 am (Live, in-person in March, May, September, and December)

Intended audience: Stakeholders of companies performing work within and around the Thames River
Format: GoToMeeting, Live in NL once a quarter
Open to: NMC Members and Community Partners, guests of NMC community during live meetings.

This is a forum for stakeholders to collaborate and raise awareness of issues relating to work in and around the Thames River. In past meetings, we've seen connections between construction companies and engineering firms as well as consultants and community organizations. 

This meeting has an open-floor format during which members and community partners can discuss concerns in an effort to find those willing to collaborate on solutions. While we do not take notes and will not assign collaboration tasks, it is a platform that brings together NMC Community Partners and Members for open discussion and idea sharing. 

As often as possible, we have presenters from the community who would like to share their knowledge about a specific topic or about their services that could be of use to you. Past presenters have included CT PTAC, Mystic Seaport Museum, US Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, UConn School of Engineering, NIVUT, and the Marine Machinery Association.


Integrated Manufacturing Working Group - Monthly, Varies based upon Tour dates

Intended audience: Manufacturers
Format: GoToMeeting, live at members' facility every other month; virtual every other month as agenda warrants
Open to: NMC Members only, must be registered.

To collectively innovate and drive business growth as manufacturers, we invite our manufacturing members to partake in our Integrated Manufacturing Working Group. This agenda-driven working group meets formally once per month, and will focus on the following goals:

  • Establish a core NMC network of manufacturing members to better align supplier capabilities with the needs of the OEM.
  • Catalog manufacturing and manufacturing support capabilities into member database.
  • Promote development, compliance, and readiness to alleviate OEM backlog and absorb manufacturing offload.
  • Promote collaboration and industry exposure to OEMs and sub-tier opportunities.
  • Improve communication between suppliers and with the OEM.
  • Identify and pursue funding opportunities for supply chain development initiatives.

Every other month, members will have the option to tour and meet at one of the members' facilities if a member has offered to provide a tour. Share with Shell if you are interested and share the number of people you can accommodate. During the months with live tours, there will be NO virtual meeting.


Offshore Wind Working Group - 2nd Month of Each Quarter, 3rd Tuesday at 1 pm 

Intended audience: Companies interested in working within the Offshore Wind industry
Format: GoToMeeting 
Open to: NMC Members and Community Partners

All NMC companies are invited to partake in our Offshore Wind Working Group, which will meet quarterly to network and communicate on industry news and updates. We will keep our finger on the pulse of the industry and stay involved in the State and local conversations regarding supply chain resources so that we can best position the NMC and our members to answer the call for work in offshore wind.


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