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MPMA News
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Deon Clark is Keynote Speaker for Annual Meeting »
Deon Clark, CEO of TCI Solutions, LLC, and creator of the education program Legacy I-3, will be the keynote speaker at MP...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Register for 2017 Manufacturing Awards »
Each year,   Minnesota Business Magazine   recognizes the outstanding achievements of this vital, though o...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Nominations Sought for 2017 MPMA Member Awards »
We would like to recognize the outstanding achievements, contributions, and service of our members and associates to MPMA...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Sign Up for Dream It. Do It. Statewide Tour of Manufacturing »
Now is the time to make plans to be part of the 2017 Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing and be a...
Monday, August 21, 2017
Youth Skills Training: Kick-Off Meeting With DLI Well Attended »
Over 50 employers, educators, and community partners met at the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) August 15, to learn...
Monday, August 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oktoberfest 2017 is Sept. 26 - 28 »
Productivity’s 19th Biennial Oktoberfest Tool Show is Tuesday – Friday, September 26 – 28, from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each...
Monday, August 21, 2017
SteakFest 2017 is Sept. 26 – 28 »
Concept Machine Tool’s Open House & SteakFest is Tuesday – Friday, September 26 - 28, from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at 1...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
'Power of Giving' - Highlight Your Business »
For many MPMA member companies, helping others in need is at the core of all they do. At this year’s Annual Meeting, we ar...
Monday, August 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amy Walstien Chosen to Lead MPMA »
Amy Walstien has been selected as the new executive director of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA)....
Monday, July 24, 2017
Rep. Tom Emmer's Skills Gap Summit is August 2 »
MPMA members are encouraged to attend U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer’s “Addressing the Skills Gap Summit” on Wednesday, August 2, fro...
Monday, July 24, 2017
Learn About New Youth Skills Training Program »
The 2017 Legislature passed a law, spearheaded by the MPMA, to enable more high school students to participate in skills-...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
$10,000 Raised for Education Foundation at Golf Event »
The generosity of MPMA members was evident during the 33 rd annual Open Golf Classic when a little over $10,000 was raise...
Monday, July 10, 2017
Get Involved in MPMA's Legislative Advocacy »
MPMA members are invited to get involved in the legislative issues that are important to their businesses and Minnesota’s...
Thursday, July 6, 2017
B Kyle Selected to Lead Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce »
MPMA President, B Kyle, has been selected by the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce (SPACC) its new President and Chief E...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
MPMA Remembers Dale Greenwald »
It is with great sadness that the MPMA shares the news that Dale Greenwald, former president of Cass Screw Machine Product...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Youth Skills Training Program Approved »
Gov. Mark Dayton signed the omnibus Jobs and Energy bill Tuesday afternoon (May 30) that includes MPMA’s Youth Skills Trai...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Chaos at End of Legislative Session »
Although MPMA’s Youth Skills Training Program bill made it through the chaos that marked the end of the 2017 Legislative S...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Registration Open & Sponsorships Available for MPMA Golf Classic on July 11 »
Registration is open and sponsorship opportunities are available for MPMA’s 33rd annual Open Golf Classic on Tuesday, July...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Budget Negotiations Continue »
With less than a week to go, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are hard at work on a final budget deal. While subst...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Finding Qualified Workers »
Finding qualified workers was one of the top concerns among manufacturing executives who participated in the annual State...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Youth Skills Training Program Included in New Jobs Omnibus Bill »
The conference committee working on the Jobs and Energy omnibus bill met again on Monday, May 1, to adopt amended provisio...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Conference Committee Work Begins »
This week, the Jobs Conference Committee will begin meeting to "walk-through" the bill and start adopting "same and simila...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Sen. Franken Announces ‘Advancing Career Pathways Innovation Act’ »
Sen. Al Franken said he isn’t suggesting that first graders should work on the factory floor, but he did advocate at his...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Search Begins for New MPMA Director »
The search has begun to find a new executive director of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association. The Executi...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Jobs Bills Pass House and Senate »
The House and Senate completed voting on all omnibus budget bills last week, and members are now on Passover/Easter break...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Molex Job Fair Opportunity »
Molex in Saint Paul is a manufacturing facility that made flexible circuits, but due to decreased demand, employees were n...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Join Sen. Al Franken for the Advancing Career Pathways Summit »
Sen. Al Franken, who helps head up the Senate Employment Subcommittee, has heard from businesses throughout Minnesota that...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Mid-Session Update »
Workforce issues have gained a lot of attention at the Capitol again this year – employers throughout Minnesota are having...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: March Madness at the State Capitol »
During March, legislative committees finish hearing individual bills and combine them into “omnibus” bills that include po...
Monday, March 20, 2017
MPMA's Educational Opportunities Foundation Awards $28,000 »
The Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association’s (MPMA) Educational Opportunities Foundation recently approved funding...
Friday, March 17, 2017
Call to Action: Contact Legislators About Youth Skills Training Bill »
Now that MPMA’s youth skills training bill has been heard by the state's House and Senate Jobs and Education Committees, i...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Strengthening the PIPELINE Legislation »
MPMA’s youth skills training bills (HF 631/SF 474) continue to await inclusion in yet-to-be-drafted omnibus bills. As legi...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Business Day at the Capitol »
MPMA members are joining their peers today (Wednesday, March 8) to advance the association’s priorities with state legisla...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Youth Skills Training Bill Moving Through House »
The MPMA’s Youth Skills Training bill (SF 474/HF 631) has been moving through the legislative process. The bill is bein...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Workforce Wednesday: Behind the Scenes »
As MPMA's youth skills training bill continues to move through the legislative process, there has been significant "behind...

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