NewsBytes: May / June 2014

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Check out some of the latest news and events happening around MPMA and the manufacturing industry. If you have something you would like to submit for publishing to our news section, please email For more news and events be sure to check out

Made in Minnesota Directory

List your Business Today!
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has a free database listing of products and supplies manufactured in the state.  This directory assists Minnesota companies find—and be found by home—state suppliers.
Businesses can use the database to find Minnesota manufacturers who make everything from food products to textiles, fabricated metals, machinery, and computers and electronics. Get your company listed at no cost by visiting the directory at Approximately 800 businesses have been included in the directory and that number is growing – don’t miss out on this great opportunity. For more in information about the directory, contact, also at DEED.

Mark your Calendar!

September 8-13
Join MPMA for the 30th edition of IMTS, the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. More than 1,900 exhibitors from the metalworking industry will occupy 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Ill. Network with a community of your industry peers and explore fresh ideas to enhance your business. The MPMA IMTS packages dates are September 9-10, 2014. Reserve your IMTS package today by visiting


Support Manufacturing, Share Your Time and Talents

The Precision Manufacturing journal is looking for manufacturers to join the Publications Committee. Manufacturers always have been the backbone of this committee and we are looking to add the strength and knowledge base that manufacturers can bring to the table. Please consider joining us or having one of your colleagues join us as we continue to publish an award-winning magazine that is mailed to 8,000+ readers, six times per year.

Are you an associate member and feeling left out? We would welcome you to the committee also. You would bring a different skill set that would be of great value.

Are you located outside the metro area? Not a problem—video conferencing is available for you to “attend” the meetings.

Do you have any interest in writing for the Journal? We always are looking for industry people who can write articles for us.

If you have an interest in any of the above, please contact Amy Slettum at

Recently in the News

Congratulations to Anoka-Ramsey Community College …
for being awarded a $49,475 grant by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) under it’s Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 35 employees of Alliance Machine in Elk River.

Congratulations to M. Vincent & Associates …
who was awarded certification to ISO 13485 with zero nonconformities.

Permac Industries was awarded a certification …
to ISO AS9100 along with ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008. This significant business achievement demonstrates a commitment to a superior quality management system, extraordinary customer satisfaction, and continual improvement.

Jet Edge, Inc., is celebrating its 30th anniversary …
in 2014. Founded in 1984, Jet Edge entered the waterjet industry during the industry’s infancy and has grown to become one of the largest manufacturers of ultra-high pressure waterjet technology in the world. Jet Edge’s extensive product line includes precision waterjet cutting systems, waterjet pumps, and mobile waterjet cutting and surface preparation systems.

Do you have a story to tell? Contact Amy Slettum at and see your story in the next online issue of Precision Manufacturing.

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