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Closing the Skills Gap is a Matter of Partnership

November 25, 2013 No Comments

Businesses, two-year schools can work together to build a modern workforce. One of us owns an innovative advanced metal forming company based in Fridley; the other is a U.S. senator. Both of us share a strong belief that the United States must address the “skills gap” that has left more than 3 million good-paying jobs […]

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MnSCU’s challenges, and plans to meet them: A Q&A with Chancellor Rosenstone

November 21, 2013 No Comments

Talk about your economic engines: An eye-popping 58 percent of Minnesota undergraduates attend one of the 31 member institutions of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU). After receiving a degree or certificate on one of its 54 campuses, 80 percent stay in Minnesota. Arguably, it’s the most powerful implement in the state’s work-force preparation […]

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NewsBytes: November / December 2013

NewsBytes: November / December 2013

November 19, 2013 No Comments

Check out some of the latest news and events happening around MPMA and the manufacturing industry. If you have something you would like to submit for publishing to our news section, please email newsbytes@pm-mn.com. For more news and events be sure to check out www.pm-mn.com. Minnesota Manufacturing Awards   Presented by Minnesota Business, with association […]

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Manufacturers look to schools to supply future workforce

October 23, 2013 No Comments

Paul Mooty, CFO and president of the Faribault Woolen Mill, knows that bringing the mill back to life couldn’t have happened without the dedicated employees who knew the trade and were willing to come back and rebuild the company. “This is a craft as much as a manufacturing business — this is a process, and […]

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It’s Minnesota Manufacturers Week: North suburbs are on rebound, in need of workers

October 23, 2013 No Comments

More jobs are cropping up in manufacturing, but there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill them, say a number of those in the sector. That’s one of the messages being conveyed this week — Minnesota Manufacturers Week, an annual event that runs through Sunday. It aims to bring attention to manufacturing by offering tours of […]

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MN Manufacturers Week: Celebrate local innovation Oct. 20-26

October 22, 2013 No Comments

McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – “Dream it! Do it!” The slogan for the statewide tour of manufacturing is a fitting representation of local manufacturing companies – many of which began generations ago with a dream and determination. In 1933, for example, brothers Carl and Paul Millerbernd opened a welding and repair business in Winsted. From […]

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Manufacturers in the Spotlight

October 22, 2013 No Comments

Successful local businesses will add to the pomp and circumstance of Minnesota Manufacturer’s Week in Elk River. Designed to showcase Minnesota’s diverse manufacturing industry, organizers of the weeklong event do it to increase legislative awareness of the importance in providing  high-wage, high-skill jobs for our communities and to drum up interest in the various lines […]

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The Real Reason Why Washington Should Care About Manufacturing

October 16, 2013 No Comments

Manufacturing matters because it’s simply impossible to have a vibrant national economy without a healthy globally traded sector, and manufacturing is America’s most important traded sector. Manufacturing has been the focus of much attention lately — a key theme of President Barack Obama’s Inauguration and State of the Union addresses and the subject of numerous […]

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Thoughts on Today’s PR Offensive and Our Brand Challenge

October 15, 2013 No Comments

“Curious about how the broader World Out There is absorbing and processing today’s Manufacturing Day events—this “charm offensive” as one wag tagged it—I did a little digging around. Here’s a sampling of what I found. Suggested new industry tagline: “Earn seventy-seven grand a year—in a lab, not a cave.” San Jose Mercury News columnist Mike […]

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Working around The Skills Gap: Southern Minnesota Manufacturers Look For Strong Employees

October 7, 2013 No Comments

Studies show that the demand for skilled workers is growing throughout Minnesota — especially in rural areas and small towns where manufacturing is an integral part of the local economy. But stiff competition for those workers and the impending retirement of thousands of Baby Boomers, could short-circuit the manufacturing industry’s ability to grow, according to […]

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