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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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Who’s Who: Luann Bartley

Who’s Who: Luann Bartley

September 8, 2015 No Comments

Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association by Molly Barrett “I’m living and working in the dessert phase of my career,” Luann Bartley said, with a smile. Luann’s “dessert phase” is well deserved—after more than 30 years in the manufacturing industry, Luann’s comprehensive knowledge of the industry and her commitment to what she does is extremely evident. After […]

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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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