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Workforce Development: Manufacturing Partners

Workforce Development: Manufacturing Partners

November 10, 2016 No Comments

Training Tomorrow’s Workforce by Jessica Lipa If the future of the economy is dependent upon an educated, skilled workforce, then improving the skills, knowledge, and credential attainment of our workforce is critical. In order for that to happen, intentional collaboration and partnerships are needed with local school districts, workforce agencies, and industries. The Anoka-Hennepin School […]

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Quality Matters: Machine Coolant Management

Quality Matters: Machine Coolant Management

November 10, 2016 No Comments

Sump Maintenance Is A Top Priority by Scott Wright In the world of production, efficiency is key to success; and in the world of metalworking, proper machine coolant management is key to achieving efficiency. When it comes to machine coolant, everything from product quality, tool life, employee health, shop morale, and your bottom line hinge […]

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Made in Minnesota: U.S. Bank Stadium

Made in Minnesota: U.S. Bank Stadium

September 12, 2016 No Comments

Manufacturers Play A Big Role by Nancy Huddleston Appreciate the view through the windows of the five pivoting glass doors at the west end of U.S. Bank stadium? Thank the workers at Viracon in Owatonna, Minn. Worried about snow building up on the roof during the winter months? Never fear, a snowmelt system using PEX […]

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Who’s Who: Mike McGee

Who’s Who: Mike McGee

September 12, 2016 No Comments

Connecting The Dots by Molly Holper  If you tried to connect the dots, you’d get lost along the way, but that’s the beauty of Mike McGee’s journey. His career path is unique, with experience in various sectors of employment from being a prison guard, to being a college dean, to working with manufacturing industries and […]

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