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MPMA News
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.  
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Power of Giving Video »
This “Power of Giving” video, sponsored by Bell Bank and Lube-Tech, gives an inspirational look at the philanthropic progr...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Members Elect 2017-2018 Officers and Directors »
As part of the 2017 Annual Meeting, MPMA members elected a new slate of officers and directors. Welcome to the  2017-...
Friday, October 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Advertise in 2018 Buyer's Guide »
Would you like your company to be included in the most comprehensive and trusted purchasing resource&n...
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...

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