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Focus on Education: Supermileage, VEX Robotics, and SkillsUSA

Focus on Education: Supermileage, VEX Robotics, and SkillsUSA

November 3, 2015 No Comments

Programs Supported by the MPMA by Keith Anderson, Jaimee Meyer, Luann Bartley As an association, the MPMA provides funding for activities at the secondary and post-secondary education level for Supermileage, VEX Robotics, and SkillsUSA programs. They are part of the workforce development-focused initiatives in career and technical education in Minnesota. These programs provide great opportunities […]

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Quality Matters: More Alphabet Soup

Quality Matters: More Alphabet Soup

November 3, 2015 No Comments

IQ, OQ, and PQ by Keith Summers Validation is always an agenda item whenever a new process is being developed for a medical device component. Validation requirements can be addressed with as little as a few summary pages to a bookshelf of documents. Some equipment suppliers offer “validation kits” or may even claim some aspect […]

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Sales & Marketing: Contract Liability and Damage Clauses

Sales & Marketing: Contract Liability and Damage Clauses

November 3, 2015 No Comments

by Ian Nemerov In the last issue, we looked at warranty clauses that are commonly included in contracts in long-term manufacturing agreements, provided by buyers for the purpose of holding manufacturers responsible for various risks. In this issue, we will look at liability protection clauses that often are NOT in these contracts. We also will […]

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Membership Forum: Cass Screw Machine Products

Membership Forum: Cass Screw Machine Products

November 3, 2015 No Comments

Hosts Scott Walker by Tim Swanson Note: The views and opinions in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA). Cass Screw Machine recently hosted Wisconsin governor and presidential candidate [at the time of his visit] Scott Walker, along with approximately 100 […]

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