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Educator’s Corner: Creating New Programs and Technologies: Anoka Technical College

Educator’s Corner: Creating New Programs and Technologies: Anoka Technical College

March 8, 2013 No Comments

On a daily basis, the message we hear from Minnesota manufacturers is clear. An entire generation of highly-skilled craftspeople will “walk out that door” and there are no replacements ready to take their places. Their skills, their knowledge, their savvy, their work ethic, attained over 30 to 40 years, have to be replaced. They have […]

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Who’s Who: MRG Tool and Die: Next Generation

January 16, 2013 No Comments

Winner of Minnesota Business‘ 2012 Small Manufacturer of the Year, MRG Tool and Die Corp. has been headquartered in Faribault, Minn., since Mike Gramse founded the company in 1979. The company is developing its second generation of Gramse leadership, a process that is proving to be quite successful. Family Values Gramse family values were forged […]

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Made in Minnesota: J.W. Hulme Co.

Made in Minnesota: J.W. Hulme Co.

January 16, 2013 No Comments

We all know how difficult the recession of 2007-2008 has been on so many companies. However, J.W. Hulme Co. in Saint Paul, Minn., has taken that adversity and used it to recognize a need and niche to fill. They reinvented themselves into a growing and prospering company today. J.W. Hulme Co. specializes in fine leather […]

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Educator’s Corner: Advanced Manufacturing Education

Educator’s Corner: Advanced Manufacturing Education

January 16, 2013 No Comments

Hennepin Technical College (HTC) has played a critical role in providing skilled workers to the Minnesota manufacturing sector for over 40 years. Just as manufacturing systems and processes have been adapted for new markets to remain competitive, we recognize our classrooms and labs must reflect the changing face of manufacturing. To remain a leading educational […]

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