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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
Monday, January 14, 2019
DEED: Minn. Manufacturers Expect Stable Conditions in 2019 »
Minnesota manufacturers reported mostly unchanged or improved conditions during 2018, according to an annual joint survey...
Monday, January 7, 2019
Five Partnerships Awarded Youth Skills Training Grants »
Five partnerships have each been awarded $95,000 Youth Skills Training (YST) grants to develop and implement paid-learning...
Friday, December 21, 2018
Wilson Tool Adds New Division: Wilson Tool Additive »
Wilson Tool International has announced a new division: Wilson Tool Additive, with additive-manufacturing (AM) capabilitie...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Year-End Giving: MPMA Education Foundation »
If you're looking to make a year-end donation with a lasting impact, why not donate to MPMA's Education Foundation? Don...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
KLC Financial Celebrates 31st year »
MPMA member, KLC Financial, is celebrating its 31st year in business. A premier finance company, KLC Financial, Inc. w...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Mark Scharmer Retires from Federated Insurance »
Federated Mutual Insurance Company® announces the retirement of Mark Scharmer, Executive Vice President – Director of Insu...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Participate in 2019 Manufacturing Compensation & Benefits Survey »
MPMA members are invited to participate in the 2019 Manufacturing Compensation & Benefits Survey©, offered by the Man...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Two MPMA members earn MJSP Grants »
Congratulations to MPMA members, The Specialty Manufacturing Co. and Wilson Tool International, for earning workforce...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Lube-Tech Launches Engine Testing Facility, Test-Tech »
For more than 20 years Lube-Tech has offered engine testing and fluid validation services to its customers. These capabi...
Monday, November 12, 2018
UMC Hosts Open House During Apprenticeship Week »
Ultra Machining Company’s annual Career Fair and Open House will take place during National Apprenticeship Week on Novembe...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Dec. 6 PIPELINE Program: Leveraging Inclusion »
Join the Minnesota Department of Labor (DLI) PIPELINE team on Thursday, December 6, from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. for “Big Change...
Friday, November 9, 2018
Modern Manufacturing Event is December 3 »
As part of the “Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree” project, "Modern Manufacturing in Minnesota - Innovative Ways of At...
Thursday, November 1, 2018
$100,000 Available From DLI to Fund Career Exploration Programs »
As part of its ongoing APEX Apprenticeship Initiative, Apprenticeship Minnesota at the Department of Labor and Industry (D...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Productivity is Celebrating 50 Years »
This October, Productivity Inc., a leading machine tool distributor serving the upper Midwest, will mark its 50th annive...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
ZTECH Precision Earns SpaceX EDM Certification »
MPMA member, ZTECH Precision, announces that it has been certified by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) with a...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
YST@DLI Grants Available to Manufacturers »
More grants are available for the Youth Skills Training program. Youth Skills Training at the Department of Labor and In...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Titan Gilroy is Keynote Speaker at ManufacturingNEXT »
Titan Gilroy, of Titans of CNC and the revolutionary CNC Academy, will be the keynote speaker Thursday, October 25, at Man...
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Talent Symposium is Sept. 19 »
Twin West Chamber of Commerce is playing host to a Talent Symposium on Wednesday, September 19, from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. at...
Monday, August 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sign Up for Dream It. Do It. Minnesota's 2018 Tour of Manufacturing »
Now is the time to make plans to be part of the 2018 Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing and be a...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Alexandria Industries Named Top Relay for Life Fundraising Team in Minnesota »
Amid many large, global and Fortune 500 companies located in Minnesota, the employees of innovative contract manufacturer...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Steve Kalina Selected as MPMA's New Executive Director »
Steve Kalina has been selected as the new executive director of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA)....
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
MPMA Members are Finalists for Made in MN Awards »
The following MPMA members and companies that are finalists for the Minnesota Business m agazine's 2018 Made in Minneso...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Redpath & Co. Presents: 'Is an ESOP the RIght Exit Strategy for You?' »
MPMA member and sponsor, Redpath and Company is playing host to a manufacturing program, "Is an ESOP the Right Exit Strate...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Mars Supply Acquires T.C. Clipper Company »
MPMA member, Mars Supply, has announced that it has completed the purchase of the T.C. Clipper Company, a distributor of&n...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
President Trump Signs New Perkins Law »
On July 31, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century...
Monday, July 16, 2018
Federated Insurance: Cyber Risk Management Webinar is July 17 »
Federated Insurance is offering a free 45-minute webinar on July 17: "Cyber Risk Management" at 1:00 p.m. Hardly a day...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Nominations Sought for MPMA Awards »
Each year, MPMA honors its members with a variety of awards designed to recognize the outstanding achievements, contributi...
Monday, July 2, 2018
MPMA Members Earn PIPELINE Dual-Training Grants »
Forty-one Minnesota companies – including many MPMA members - will share more than $2.1 million in state funding to begi...
Friday, June 22, 2018
Star Tribune names Federated Insurance a 2018 Top 150 Workplace »
MPMA sponsor, Federated Insurance,  has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune....
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Hales Machine Tool Earns Top Dollar Performance Award »
Hales Machine Tool, Inc. in Plymouth has received the Top Dollar Performance in the U.S. market from INDEX Corporation in...
Friday, June 8, 2018
Five Partnerships Awarded New Youth Skills Training Grants »
Five partnerships have each been awarded $95,000 Youth Skills Training (YST) grants to develop and implement paid-learning...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Webinar: Hidden Dangers of Workplace Confrontation »
The Hidden Dangers of Workplace Confrontation is a complimentary webinar hosted by Enquiron®, and provided by Federated In...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Veterans Career Fair is July 18 »
The 12th annual Veterans Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn C...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Risk Management Corner: The Temperature is Rising »
From MPMA Sponsor, Federated Insurance: Risk Management Corner - The Temperature is Rising This is the time of ye...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Legislative Update: May 23 »
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the 2018 tax bill and the omnibus supplemental budget bill on May 23. All spending items were...

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