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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.

Members can submit information to Nancy Huddleston, Communications Specialist, at nancy@mpma.com.

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MPMA News
Monday, November 18, 2019
CorTrust Bank Finalizes Acquisition of First Minnesota Bank »
CorTrust Bank, N.A. announced the acquisition of First Minnesota Bank was finalized on August 16. The acquisition was firs...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Federated Insurance Winter Driving Safety Webinar is Nov. 19 »
Federated Insurance Risk Management Academy What: Winter Driving Safety When: Tuesday, November 19...
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Higher Education Committee Chair Visits Education/Business Partnerships »
State Sen. Paul Anderson, Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, and other members of the Minnesota Senate vis...
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Amy Walstien Accepts New Role at Minnesota Business Partnership »
MPMA's Director of Government Relations, Amy Walstien, has recently accepted a full-time position as the Education and Wor...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
PIPELINE Manufacturing Forum is Oct. 22 »
MPMA members are invited to attend a PIPELINE Program Manufacturing Industry Forum Tuesday, Oct. 22, to learn about the la...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Fidelity Bank Names Chief Credit Officer »
Fidelity Bank , an independent, privately-owned business bank serving small to medium-sized businesses in the Twin C...
Friday, September 6, 2019
OECS Kicks Off Safety Seminar on October 3 »
OECS Workplace Safety Experts is playing host to "Safety as Your Secret Weapon," a series of seminars to help employers cr...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
UMC Gears Up for Expansion »
Ultra Machining Company (UMC) has   entered into a Letter of Intent with the city of Monticello Economic Development...
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Productivity's Oktoberfest is Sept. 24-26 »
Productivity’s 20th Biennial Oktoberfest Tool Show is 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day from Tuesday – Thursday, September 24...
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Open House & Steakfest 2019 is Sept. 24 - 26 at Concept Machine »
Concept Machine Tool Sales, Inc.’s biennial Open House & SteakFest is Tuesday – Thursday, September 24 – 26, from 10:0...
Friday, July 12, 2019
MPMA Will Use MJSP Grant For Member Training Program »
MPMA is partnering with Hennepin Technical College, Imagineering Machine, Cass Precision Machining, and Machining Technolo...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
UMC Awards Annual Scholarships »
Ultra Machining Company (UMC) has announced the recipients of the 2019 UMC Scholarship Awards. UMC awarded 11, $500 sc...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
New Wage Theft Law Goes Into Effect »
Minnesota recently enacted a new Wage Theft Law, which amends existing state labor laws and adds new wage and hour require...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Seven MPMA Members Earn PIPELINE Grants »
Seven MPMA members are among 60 companies that will benefit from nearly $2.9 million in state grants to fund employment-ba...
Friday, June 21, 2019
Fluid-Aire Dynamics Welcomes Trevor Kendall as Sales Engineer & Location Manager »
Fluid-Aire Dynamics is announces the addition of Trevor Kendall as a Sales Engineer for the state of Minnesota. He will be...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Registration Open for Federated's Risk Management Academy »
Federated Insurance is offering complimentary risk management training for all industries on August 6 - 8, 2019. Through t...
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
PIPELINE Program All-Industry Forum is June 11 »
Join the Minnesota PIPELINE program Tuesday, June 11 for a recap of the year in dual training. There will be an overview...
Monday, May 20, 2019
Come to June 4 Symposium on Workforce Management »
MPMA member Ballard Spahr LLP is partnering with Baker Tilly at a June 4 manufacturing and distribution symposium ser...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Attend Speed Networking Event About Apprenticeships »
Apprenticeship Minnesota at the Department of Labor and Industry and the Department of Human Services invite business owne...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Alexandria Industries To Increase Aluminum Extrusion Capabilities »
MPMA member, Alexandria Industries has invested in a new aluminum extrusion press that will be used to make aluminum compo...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Defense Alliance Hosts Program About Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) »
Join the Defense Alliance on Wednesday, May 8, to hear from the Navy’s Program Manager for Contract Support to the U.S. Na...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Cecelia Stanton Adams is PIPELINE Program Speaker »
Cecilia Stanton Adams will speak about “Leading the Development of an Inclusive Workplace” Thursday, May 16, during the...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Federated Insurance - Risk Management Corner: It's Spring, Protect What Matters Most »
Winter has passed, along with its associated hazards. Even though the sun has started shining longer and the birds are chi...
Monday, April 8, 2019
11th Annual State of Manufacturing® Survey Released May 14 »
The State of Manufacturing ® , now in its 11th year, is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota's manufacturers....
Friday, April 5, 2019
UMC’s Jaci Dukowitz Helps Cast Net at 2019 Shark Tank Open »
Representing the business sector as a panelist during this year’s annual Minnesota State Shark Tank Open, Ultra Machining...
Friday, March 29, 2019
Matsuura USA Open House is April 23 – 24 »
Matsuura USA will feature two H.Plus Series Machines, the H.Plus-504 and the H.Plus-630 Horizontal Machining Centers, at t...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Sponsor Spotlight: Hales Machine Tool Open House is April 23 - 26, 2019 »
By Charlie Hales Hales Machine Tool (HMT) opened their doors in October of 1983. President Chuck Hales had already beg...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
St. Francis High School Students Fabricate Snowplow Components for MnDOT »
When the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) needed parts to build snowplows in fall 2018, one of the vendors t...
Monday, March 11, 2019
Join SPPA's 'Minnesota Made' Podcasts »
The Saint Paul Port Authority is looking for MPMA members who are interested in being a part of its second season of "Minn...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Alexandria Industries’ Fishing For the Cure Raises $60,000 to Fight Cancer »
The employees of MPMA member, Alexandria Industries, raised $60,000 at its 13th annual Fishing For the Cure Ice Fishing Ch...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Nominations Sought for TCB's 2019 Manufacturing Excellence Awards »
Twin Cities Business Magazine (TCB) is seeking nominations for the 2019 Manufacturing Excellence Awards. The awards see...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Expand Youth Skills Training Program »
ST. PAUL, MN – Sen. Paul Anderson (R-Plymouth) and Rep. Jim Davnie (DFL-Minneapolis) introduced bipartisan legislation (SF...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Applications Available for MPMA Education Foundation Scholarships »
The MPMA's Education Foundation is offering scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 - $1,000 to help motivated students...
Friday, February 22, 2019
Alexandria Industries Names Jonathan D. Olson Chief Financial Officer »
Alexandria Industries   announced that Jonathan D. Olson, joined the company as its chief financial officer (CFO)...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Die Technology, Inc. Announces New Business Entity »
  Die Technology, Inc., an innovative machining services and tooling manufacturer, has announced the creation of its...

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