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Feature Story: We Need to Address The Skills Gap – Now

Feature Story: We Need to Address The Skills Gap – Now

March 15, 2016 No Comments

by U.S. Sen Al Franken As a U.S. senator from Minnesota, my top priority always has been to advocate on behalf of the people, communities, and businesses in my home state.  And it should be no surprise that my Senate colleagues from other states do the same for their constituents.   While our differing priorities […]

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Feature Story: A Look Back at Manufacturing in the 1960s

Feature Story: A Look Back at Manufacturing in the 1960s

March 15, 2016 No Comments

by Melissa DeBilzan It was a decade marked by sharp contrasts, wild protests, social gains, and technological leaps. At the dawn of the decade, in 1960, a charismatic young senator from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy took control of the nation’s highest office; women and African-American citizens began demanding equal rights; gas cost 31 cents […]

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Cover Story: Press Brake Guarding and Safety Technology

Cover Story: Press Brake Guarding and Safety Technology

March 15, 2016 No Comments

By: Dayton Rogers Dayton Rogers of Minnesota is the first in the country to upgrade their press brake guarding with advanced Sentinel Plus technology. Dayton Rogers of Minnesota, LLC, a contract manufacturer since 1929, saw the unique opportunity to advance the guarding of our Amada HDS Press Brake machine. As Dayton Rogers advances, our offering […]

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Feature Story: EPA Update: Chlorinated Paraffins

Feature Story: EPA Update: Chlorinated Paraffins

January 14, 2016 No Comments

by Luke Bame and Tom Bjellos of Lube-Tech Chlorinated Paraffins (CLPs) currently are in a lot of fluids used in the manufacturing world for machining, metal removal, and various other process fluids. CLPs have been heavily discussed for a long time in terms of their effects on the environment and potential issues with their disposal. […]

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E-Clusive: NIMS Credentialing a “Win-Win,” Minnesota Manufacturers Say

Credentialed employees need less training. They become productive faster, cut employer costs and risk. A college-industry partnership makes it...

E-Clusive: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow

Part 1 Interview by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Business Technology In the next few years, thousands of Baby...