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Feature Story: Southeast Minnesota

Feature Story: Southeast Minnesota

September 10, 2014 No Comments

Seeds of Growth Sprout New Opportunities by Melissa DeBilzan People from all over the world travel to Southeast Minnesota to visit the Mayo Clinic each year, but healthcare is not the only dominant industry in the region.  According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), manufacturing is the second-largest employment sector in […]

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Feature Story: Influencing Manufacturing Careers

Feature Story: Influencing Manufacturing Careers

September 10, 2014 No Comments

  at Alexandria AREA High School by Keith Summers In 2011, the voters of Alexandria, Minnesota, passed a 65 million dollar referendum to build a new high school. As the floor plan was being developed, local manufacturing leaders learned that the space allocated to industrial technology labs and classrooms was limited. A meeting was set […]

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Industry Spotlight: Epicor

Industry Spotlight: Epicor

September 3, 2014 No Comments

Moving at the Speed of Business: Epicor ERP version 10 Until recently, most Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems served only one purpose: to reduce costs by managing processes and materials. They were built for narrowly defined business needs, such as order management, account payables, and inventory control—neglecting other key aspects of a business. Today’s manufacturers […]

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Cover Story: Falling from the Cloud

Cover Story: Falling from the Cloud

September 3, 2014 No Comments

Is the sky the limit for this new way of doing business? by Melissa DeBilzan Farid Currimbhoy travels the world for Millerbernd Laser, based in Winsted, Minnesota, but he’s never far from the shop. That’s because the 85-person company operates and communicates almost entirely through the cloud, allowing him to access any program or file […]

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E-Clusive: “Magic Material” Provides an Invisible Barrier to Ward Off Metal Corrosion

Researchers have discovered a material that you probably hold in your hand every day could be a solution to...

E-Clusive: Teaser: Five Fundamentals for Sales Collateral

by Marjorie Clayman Sales collateral can incorporate brochures, catalogs, sell sheets, and more. While other facets of business communication...