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Made in Minnesota: Moventas

Made in Minnesota: Moventas

September 8, 2015 No Comments

Gearing Up for Wind Power in Saint Paul by Melissa DeBilzan Through thousands of wind turbines spiraling over Minnesota fields, wind power consistently is “made” in Minnesota. Regarded as an epicenter of wind growth, the state is home to at least 22 wind energy manufacturers. Now, it is also home to a gearbox assembly and […]

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Focus on Education: Minnesota PIPELINE Project

Focus on Education: Minnesota PIPELINE Project

September 8, 2015 No Comments

Expanding Dual Training, Apprenticeship by Heather McGannon In 2014, the Minnesota Legislature created the PIPELINE Project (Private Investment/ Public Education Labor-Industry Experience)  to expand dual-training and registered apprenticeship in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, and information industries. The PIPELINE Project is managed by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) in collaboration with […]

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Quality Matters: Automating

Quality Matters: Automating

September 8, 2015 No Comments

Gage Calibration Records by Keith Summers A scheduled customer audit at a manufacturing facility almost always brings a groan of acknowledgement from the person responsible for organizing and hosting the auditor during his or her visit. Even the possession of a well-organized quality system still allows for a seemingly unlimited range of questions from the […]

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Sales & Marketing: Contract Review Issues

Sales & Marketing: Contract Review Issues

September 8, 2015 No Comments

by Ian Nemerov After a lengthy sales cycle, you’ve convinced a major sales prospect of your value proposition, sourced your raw materials, identified your staffing plan, and proven your manufacturing process. You’re itching to get started and may have even daydreamed about how this long-term deal could change everything for you. Now, after all that, […]

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E-Clusive: NIMS Credentialing a “Win-Win,” Minnesota Manufacturers Say

Credentialed employees need less training. They become productive faster, cut employer costs and risk. A college-industry partnership makes it...

E-Clusive: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

Part 1 Interview by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Business Technology In the next few years, thousands of Baby...