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Made in Minnesota: Summit Brewing Company

March 11, 2013 No Comments

 CRAFT BREWING AT MINNESOTA’S FINEST When Mark Stutrud founded Summit Brewing Company back in 1984, he never envisioned the company it has become today. His vision for the company was to rediscover the traditional brewing methods behind the great handcrafted beers that once flowed throughout the Midwest. Ever since, Stutrud painstakingly has been brewing beer […]

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Best Practices: A Practical Look at ASME Standards & Manufacturing Practices

Best Practices: A Practical Look at ASME Standards & Manufacturing Practices

March 11, 2013 No Comments

Standardization is common in our lives today. We take for granted that a lost nut or bolt easily can be replaced at the hardware store. But, prior to 1850, every workshop created its own particular thread design—interchangeable components between companies was largely unknown. Thread issues were, ultimately, behind the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, which […]

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Who’s Who: Steve Wise, Cass Screw Machine Products Company

Who’s Who: Steve Wise, Cass Screw Machine Products Company

March 8, 2013 No Comments

There is no mistaking Steve Wise as an extrovert. He’s outgoing, charismatic, and has a zest for life. He’s rarely home and loves being around people. If you met him on the street, you’d never guess he’s a chief financial officer, as he doesn’t fit the reserved and quiet stereotype. He’s a guy who’s always […]

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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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