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Cutting Edge: Self-Driving Cars

Cutting Edge: Self-Driving Cars

January 16, 2017 No Comments

Putting The AUTO In Automobile By John Madsen Did you grow up in an era when you turned your vehicle headlights on yourself? Or when you paid extra for cruise control? Now with advancements in the AUTO-mation category, heavy doses of steroids have been applied to create a new breed of vehicles. As innovative self-driving […]

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Focus on Education: Working Together

Focus on Education: Working Together

January 16, 2017 No Comments

To Build A Robust Base Of Employees by John Johnston We are facing a crisis in manufacturing as there are not enough employees entering the workforce to fill all the projected future jobs. According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) there will be 205,000 new jobs created from 2016 to 2022 […]

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Who’s Who: Dick Walters

Who’s Who: Dick Walters

January 16, 2017 No Comments

Problem Solver At Hard Chrome Plating by Nancy Huddleston When eight co-workers decided to strike out on their own in 1970 and form Hard Chrome Plating, everyone warned them it wouldn’t work. “They said ‘you can’t do that’ because there would be too many owners,” Dick Walters recalled, “But we worked hard. Everyone did their […]

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Sales and Marketing: Integrated Marketing

Sales and Marketing: Integrated Marketing

November 11, 2016 No Comments

Does Social Media Fit Manufacturing? by Wayne Wilcox In today’s world, advertisers have more media options than ever before to get the word out about their company, services, products, and particulars. Print advertising in trade journals is great for those who want to communicate with targeted audiences. The internet provides a cavalcade of options, from […]

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