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Shop Profile: American Flexible Products

Shop Profile: American Flexible Products

March 19, 2012 No Comments

Manufacturing from the Cloud with Epicor There was a time when only large manufacturers and OEMs could afford enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. That’s no longer the case. Today, even small job shops can track inventory, processes, costs and other aspects of the shop floor—all without an IT department. American Flexible Products is one of […]

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Shop Profile: Closing the Talent Gap with MPS Technical

Shop Profile: Closing the Talent Gap with MPS Technical

March 19, 2012 No Comments

One in three manufacturers plan to hire more workers in 2012. Yet the competition for skilled applicants is tighter than ever. To remain competitive, a growing percentage of manufacturers are looking beyond traditional classified ads to recruit high-tech workers. Last year more than half of manufacturers turned to recruitment agencies to help them identify people […]

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Cover Story: Modern Manufacturing – How People Make Things

Cover Story: Modern Manufacturing – How People Make Things

March 19, 2012 No Comments

Before the days of Dora the Explorer and Thomas the Tank Engine, the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood television series was the “must-see” children’s television program of the day. Viewers of the popular television series can recall fondly that some of the most memorable segments of the Mister Rogers’ show were the factory tours, where colorful Crayola […]

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Feature: Minnesota’s Legislative Review: Who Really Wins?

Feature: Minnesota’s Legislative Review: Who Really Wins?

January 12, 2012 No Comments

by Louis Jambois and Bill Blazar A look back at 2011 – It Ain’t Easy By Louis Jambois By now, only those among us who live under a rock don’t know how Minnesota’s 2011 legislative session ended. Even after a 3-week state government shutdown, the state’s revenue and expenditure imbalance was not structurally addressed. Through […]

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