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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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Who’s Who: Laurent Deconinck

Who’s Who: Laurent Deconinck

November 11, 2016 No Comments

A Fresh Face At Machining Technology by Nancy Huddleston Laurent Deconinck’s love of manufacturing drives his family and friends “crazy,” and he wouldn’t have it any other way. When he’s not working hard as the CEO and owner of Machining Technology Inc. and MT Engineering Solutions, he’s busy planning for another business venture into a […]

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