NewsBytes: May / June 2017

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Ctoc_departments50pxheck 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

Educational Opportunities Foundation Awards $28,000

MPMA’s Educational Opportunities Foundation recently approved funding that will address the shortage of people entering the manufacturing field by supporting students, school technical programs, and educational institutions.

The following programs will receive funding from the MPMA:

  • SkillsUSA – $12,000 – which will be awarded to individual recipients.
  • South Central College – Faribault campus – $2,500 for machining and welding scholarships.
  • South Central College – North Mankato campus – $2,500 for machining scholarship and $1,500 in emergency needs funding.
  • Westonka School District – $3,000 in equipment funding to support the Engineering and Fabrication Lab.
  • Apollo High School – $2,500 in equipment funding to support high school’s manufacturing program.
  • Dunwoody College of Technology – $2,500 for manufacturing scholarships; and $1,500 in emergency needs funding.

With their generous donations to the Educational Opportunities Foundation, members of the MPMA are having a direct impact on the future of precision manufacturing in the state of Minnesota. The MPMA Educational Opportunities Foundation is a 501c3 charitable nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible. To learn more about how to donate to the Foundation, call 952-564-3041.

Sponsorships Available for 33rd Annual Golf Classic

Don’t miss out on the chance to be a sponsor at MPMA’s 33rd annual Open Golf Classic on Tuesday, July 11. Available options include: Lunch sponsor, beer cart ride-along, hole sponsor, hole-in-one sponsor, golf ball sponsor, and more!

Sponsorship opportunities vary in price and package. Contact Shelly Losinski at 952-564-3041 or for more details, or go to our website,

This great day of golf takes place at Bunker Hills Golf Course, a premier golf destination nestled in beautiful Bunker Hills Regional Park, 12800 Bunker Prairie Road, N.W., in Coon Rapids. It has been recognized as one of the top 25 public courses in the country by Golf Digest. This challenging course is characterized by large greens, tree-lined fairways and the unique character of 75 bunkers. There is competition for every skill level, from beginner to pro.

Cost: $175/Person.pm_endmarkgrn-e1320337194716

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