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Made in Minnesota: 3M and MPMA

Made in Minnesota: 3M and MPMA

November 11, 2016 No Comments

Working Together To Make A Difference by Bobby Grandas The larger, more recognizable manufacturing companies like 3M often are seen as impenetrable fortresses that operate autonomously from our colleagues in the industry. The truth of the matter is, 3M is a “Made in Minnesota” company invested in helping to sustain manufacturing’s reputation as a strong […]

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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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E-clusives: The Skills Gap and Why We Need A Modern Rosie

By: Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net Women make up half of the U.S. population and almost half of the workforce,...

E-clusive: A Focused Program Recruits Veterans, and Benefits All

By Erick Ajax Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant Jose Chavarria had a very serious assignment: keep his Boeing CH-46 helicopters...