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Who’s Who: Paul Huot, Huot Manufacturing Company

Who’s Who: Paul Huot, Huot Manufacturing Company

November 2, 2011 No Comments

by: B Kyle A quiet guy. Decent. Thoughtful. Committed. Smart. And MPMA’s next president. These are the words that come to mind when I think of Paul Huot. Husband, father, bicycle enthusiast, and partner in a third generation, family-owned manufacturing operation in Saint Paul. Like so many of his colleagues within the manufacturing community, Paul […]

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Made in Minnesota: Wipaire, Inc.

September 6, 2011 No Comments

by: Bill Remes Did you ever wonder who first thought of landing an airplane on a body of water? The Float In South St. Paul, Wipaire, Inc. is a firm that is truly an expert in this field. Wipaire has been in business since 1960 and is now a third generation “Made in Minnesota” business. […]

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Who’s Who: Mike Reuter – Chuck’s Grinding, Inc.

Who’s Who: Mike Reuter – Chuck’s Grinding, Inc.

September 5, 2011 No Comments

by: Rachel England   Mike Reuter describes his company, Chuck’s Grinding, Inc., as “the shop nobody wants in their back room.” Precision grinding, said Reuter, is a skill that is not taught in schools. It’s a feel for the wheel, the machine and the part, learned over time. And, when it comes to running “the […]

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WOW Factor: The One-Legged Stool

WOW Factor: The One-Legged Stool

September 2, 2011 No Comments

by: Jim Benson Fooled by the Stool Stools are an extension of ourselves. Stools can extend your reach, they can take weight off your legs, or they provide balance for a particular task. Life in the manufacturing sector has many of the same characteristics, whether it is applying new technology, increasing throughput, improving processes, increasing […]

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