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Membership Forum: Business Day at the Capitol

Membership Forum: Business Day at the Capitol

July 23, 2014 No Comments

by Luke Bame Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA). Minimum wage and B2B taxes still were being debated at the start of the day, among other pending items on the docket to discuss. […]

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Educator’s Corner: Savvy Solutions for Minnesota Manufacturers

Educator’s Corner: Savvy Solutions for Minnesota Manufacturers

July 23, 2014 No Comments

South Central College by Shelly Megaw With manufacturing in southern Minnesota booming, businesses have a strong need for work-ready employees trained in a variety of technical fields. One particular area of high need is Computer Integrated Machining (CIM). “There is such a high demand that many manufacturers are hiring our students even before they get […]

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Best Practices: So, How do you Know?

Best Practices: So, How do you Know?

July 23, 2014 No Comments

Producing Results by Keith Summers So, how do you know? It does not take long, in almost any manufacturing job, to be in the situation where someone is providing an answer on the quality of your parts that will make you happy—or the opposite of happy. If you get the happy answer, you’ll likely move […]

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Made in Minnesota: RockTenn Company

Made in Minnesota: RockTenn Company

May 8, 2014 No Comments

by Bill Remes Paperboard Manufacturing in Saint Paul Have you ever driven along Interstate 94, in Saint Paul (near the Cretin/Vandalia exit), during the cold winter months, and seen a plume of smoke—or what appeared to be a cloud—rising just north of the freeway? No, it is not smoke or a cloud, it is merely […]

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E-Clusive: Teaser: Five Fundamentals for Sales Collateral

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