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Read about recent events, essential information, legislative initiatives, and the latest community news. Check here often to stay up to date on information about the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association.

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MPMA News
Friday, April 20, 2018
Legislative Update: April 20 »
KEY UPDATES ON MPMA’S LEGISLATIVE AGENDA Youth Skills Training (YST) Expansion Bill ( SF 3157   – An...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Darlene Miller Elected Director of Federated Insurance Companies »
Darlene Miller, of Prior Lake, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Federated Insurance Companies. The electi...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
$3.7M in New Grants Available for Dual-Training Program Creation, Expansion »
A new round of $3.7 million in grants became available this week to help Minnesota employers create or expand dual-trainin...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Manufacturing Compensation & Benefits Survey© is Available »
The 2018 Manufacturing Compensation & Benefits Survey© will be available for purchase starting April 12. The Manuf...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Distracted Driving: Reinforcing the Importance of Driving S.A.F.E. »
Distracted Driving awareness month occurs each April with companies, large and small, using this as an opportunity to rein...
Friday, April 6, 2018
Dotson Iron Castings Recognized at 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Awards »
The Manufacturing Leadership Council recently announced that Dotson Iron Castings has been recognized as a Manufacturing L...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
State of Manufacturing Survey Release »
The State of Manufacturing ® , now in its 10th year, is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota's manufacturers. I...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Learn About Entity Structuring Post Tax Cuts & Jobs Act »
Entity structuring is—and always has been—an important topic of consideration for businesses. As a business evolves and ma...
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Legislative Update: Week of April 2 »
KEY UPDATES ON MPMA’S LEGISLATIVE AGENDA MPMA’s Youth Skills Training (YST) bill (SF 3157) was heard in the Sen...
Monday, April 2, 2018
Nominations Sought for Made in MN Manufacturing Awards »
From circuit boards in space to snowmobiles on the tundra, products made in Minnesota have been changing how we view the w...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Legislative Update: Week of March 26 »
Key Updates on MPMA’s Legislative Agenda   We have just received confirmation that our Youth Sk...
Monday, March 26, 2018
Symposium on 'New' Apprenticeship Model & Initiatives »
The Germanic-American Institute of St. Paul and German American Chamber of Commerce, MN Chapter invites MPMA members to at...
Monday, March 26, 2018
April 24 Workforce Forum: The Future Can't Wait »
MPMA members are encouraged to attend the an April 24 workforce forum about how to solve Minnesota's workforce development...
Monday, March 19, 2018
Legislative Update: Week of March 19 »
GENERAL UPDATE Gov. Mark Dayton delivered his final State of the State address on March 14. In the speech, he d...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Students Sign on for Manufacturing Careers at Anoka Tech »
Students from area high schools visited Anoka Technical College last month to express their interest in manufacturing care...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Openings Available on MPMA Leadership Council »
It’s lonely at the top, but you don’t have to shoulder the leadership of your precision manufacturing company all by yours...
Thursday, March 8, 2018
MPMA Board Of Directors Approves 2018 Legislative Priorities »
The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) has approved the following legislative...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Legislators Recognized as Manufacturing Workforce Champions »
The Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association recently honored two Manufacturing Workforce Champions – Sen. Paul Ander...
Monday, February 26, 2018
Supplier Match Roundtable is March 7 »
The Manufacturers' Coalition of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce invites MPMA members to the kickoff event of  MN S...
Monday, February 26, 2018
Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit is March 7 »
The Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit is Wednesday, March 7, from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Earle Brown Heritage Center...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Thank You 2018 Sponsors »
The Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) would like to thank our 2018 sponsors. Platinum: Be...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Youth Skills Training Program Pilot Grant Funding Available »
Letters of intent from partnerships interested in applying for YST@DLI grant funding are now being accepted. Complete...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
STEP-UP Achieve Partners Breakfast »
Join Minneapolis-St. Paul business leaders at the 2018 STEP-UP Achieve Partners Breakfast on Thursday, February 8, at th...
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
MPMA Education Foundation Contributes $30,000 for Scholarships »
The Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) Education Foundation presented Minnesota State with a contributio...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Lube-Tech Announces Merger With Mighty Auto Parts »
MPMA Member, Lube-Tech & Partners, has announced a merger between Lube-Tech Auto Parts, LLC (a division of Lube-Tech &...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Matsuura Machinery Expands Territory with Yamazen »
MPMA member, Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., has announced a territory expansion with Yamazen, Inc. Yamazen, Inc. now re...
Monday, January 8, 2018
Anoka Tech Offers Precision Sheet Metal Classes »
Anoka Technical College is offering winter and spring Precision Sheet Metal (PSM) classes from February 5 - March 28, or A...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
MPMA and Golden Gloves - Unlikely Combination Lasts 42 Years »
What do manufacturing and boxing have in common? The Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association’s 42nd Annual Upper Mid...
Friday, December 22, 2017
Federal Tax Bill Passes Congress »
Last week, the U.S. Congress passed the most significant federal tax reform legislation since 1986. The new tax framework...
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Year-End Giving - Education Foundation »
As we finish up those end-of-year deliveries, celebrate the holidays with our co-workers and families, and take a deep bre...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Participate in Manufacturing Compensation & Benefits Survey »
Help attract and retain employees in this tight labor market and ensure your wages are competitive by participating in the...
Friday, December 8, 2017
2018 Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities »
Do you know about the wide variety opportunities for marketing and sponsorship with MPMA? From Golden Gloves to Shoot f...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Section 179 - Deadline is December 31 »
What is Section 179? Section 179 allows companies to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment or software...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Join an MPMA Committee! »
Your trade association works best when YOU are in the middle of the action. You contribute to the success of our work and...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
2016 - 2017 Year in Review Video »
Here's a look back at 2016-2017 with a video that was shown at the 2017 Annual Meeting.  

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