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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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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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