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Cover Story: Hot Topics In Environmental and Safety Compliance

Cover Story: Hot Topics In Environmental and Safety Compliance

November 19, 2013 No Comments

Operating a manufacturing facility in Minnesota—or any other state, for that matter—can be a daunting task in the current world of environmental and safety regulations.  Understanding the regulations applicable to your facility, keeping up with changes in regulatory requirements, and identifying those government entity(ies) with the authority to enforce these regulations, are just a few […]

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Cover Story: Heat Treating

Cover Story: Heat Treating

September 10, 2013 No Comments

An Artistic Balance by B Kyle Hardness is the nearly universal measure of heat treat performance, because it has been found that a selected material processed to the required hardness performs well under certain loads. Steel in its natural state is somewhat soft and easy to shape—as soft as it’s going to get, anyway. Once […]

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Cover Story: When  Disaster Strikes

Cover Story: When Disaster Strikes

July 12, 2013 No Comments

Click here to view Part Two (Sept / Oct 2013 Issue) Click here to view Part Three (Nov / Dec 2013 Issue) Part One: Risk Management Series by Melissa DeBilzan November 8, 2011, started out as just another ordinary day at Kurt Manufacturing’s die casting facility in Fridley. The shop was busy, machines were humming, […]

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Cover Story: Saint Paul – Building on Manufacturing

Cover Story: Saint Paul – Building on Manufacturing

April 22, 2013 No Comments

It isn’t every day—indeed, it isn’t every year—that an international company establishes its U.S. headquarters in Minnesota. It is even more celebrated when said company chooses to locate along the great Mississippi River in Saint Paul, our capital city. The past few years of real estate development have been lean; so it has been especially […]

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Cover Story: The ABCs of Employee Certification  and Credentials

Cover Story: The ABCs of Employee Certification and Credentials

March 12, 2013 No Comments

They appear on email signatures, business cards and resumes—two or three letters at the end of someone’s name. Without spelling a word, they communicate a powerful message about that person’s education and experience. Yet some manufacturers have been slow to recognize the value of competency-based employee credentials—and the doors they can open for their organizations. […]

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Cover Story: Minnesota Exports: Growing or Slowing?

Cover Story: Minnesota Exports: Growing or Slowing?

January 16, 2013 No Comments

Though Minnesota’s export levels are at record highs, the pace of growth may be slowing due to the European debt crisis and other factors. Minnesota exports are at an all-time high; yet, some manufacturers are cautiously optimistic about future international sales. Exports reached $5.1 billion in the third quarter of 2012, marking the eighth straight […]

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Cover Story: Taking Your Business Into Open Water

Cover Story: Taking Your Business Into Open Water

November 19, 2012 No Comments

by B Klye An entrepreneurial, talented machinist who, perhaps, grew up working in his dad’s job shop, decides to break out on his own and start a new company. He certainly knows how to run a machine and make excellent parts. So he leases maybe 5,000 square feet in a nearby warehouse, finds a couple […]

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Cover Story: Dream !t Do !t Initiative

Cover Story: Dream !t Do !t Initiative

September 12, 2012 No Comments

Changing Perceptions. Increasing Workforce Quality. Minnesota manufacturers continually have expressed concern about their industry’s image. Despite offering over 3,300 clean, high-paying new jobs to the Minnesota market every year, parents and teachers are not encouraging young people to consider manufacturing careers. The Dream It. Do It. promotional campaign is the industry’s immediate response to manufacturers’ […]

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Cover Story: Be There – IMTS 2012

Cover Story: Be There – IMTS 2012

July 20, 2012 No Comments

In preparation for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) sat down for an in-depth interview with Peter Eelman, vice president of exhibitions and communications with The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). PM: Welcome back! It’s always a pleasure to invite you to talk about IMTS. First things first: What will […]

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Cover Story: Sustainability The Triple Bottom Line

Cover Story: Sustainability The Triple Bottom Line

May 1, 2012 No Comments

by B Kyle As eager as some people are to embrace—even enforce—the concepts of sustainability at home and within industry, the reality is that there has to be a moral imperative and/or economic incentive to engage business leaders. The good news: there is. Domestically, industry is held to a standard of care that invites trusted […]

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