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Focus on Education: Hot Jobs Cool Companies

Focus on Education: Hot Jobs Cool Companies

March 8, 2017 No Comments

by Della Schmidt Go anywhere in the world and you are likely to encounter something that has been touched by Winona. In every industry, on every corner of the globe, products that originated here are part of people’s daily lives. From the soothing liniments of Watkins to the innovative plastics of RTP, from the rugged […]

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Sales and Marketing: 5 Things to Consider

Sales and Marketing: 5 Things to Consider

January 16, 2017 No Comments

Before Buying Or Leasing Property by Jon Yanta, Jason Meyer, Kris Smeltzer, Brent Masica, and Hudson Brothen The Twin Cities industrial real estate market is the hottest it’s been since 2005,* meaning manufacturers and distributors are seeing a tightening of industrial space supply and a lack of new building sites in sought-after areas. If your […]

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Membership Forum: Leading the Way

Membership Forum: Leading the Way

January 16, 2017 No Comments

Youth Workforce Advocacy Initiative by Angela Petersen Many efforts are underway at the MPMA to create opportunities for students to learn about the manufacturing industry, but more must be done to increase readiness for jobs through modernized youth experiential training programs. Youth apprenticeship, work-based learning, and other experiential learning programs offer students the opportunity to […]

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Workforce Development: PIPELINE Project

Workforce Development: PIPELINE Project

January 16, 2017 No Comments

Training The Next Generation by Nancy Huddleston Over the next decade nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and of those, 2 million will likely go unfilled due to the skills gap. So how can manufacturers nip that trend in the bud and find prospective machinists/CNC […]

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Neel Kashkari’s Take on Economy is Worth a Listen

By B Kyle Earlier this week, I was listening to Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve, 9th District,...

E-clusives: Disrupting the 3D Printing World

Stratasys Unveils Two New Machines By Nancy Huddleston Stratasys Ltd. of Eden Prairie is planning to turn the 3D...