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MPMA News
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...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
PIPELINE Program Speaker Series IV: Creating Effective On-the-Job- Training »
Creating effective on-the-job-training is a key component to having successful employment-based dual-training programs....
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Manufacturers Alliance: Manufacturer of the Year Award Ceremony »
The Manufacturers Alliance’s annual Manufacturer of the Year Award ceremony brings local manufacturers together on Wednesd...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Federated Hosts Family Succession Planning Webinar »
Federated Insurance is offering a complimentary webinar, "Family Succession Planning" on Tuesday, February 19 , at 1:00 p...
Friday, February 8, 2019
Rod Gramse Named President of MRG Tool and Die »
MRG Tool and Die is proud to announce that Rodney Gramse has been named president.   Rod has “officially” bee...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Deadline Extended to Feb. 15 To Participate in Wage Survey »
The deadline to participate in the 2019 Manufacturing Compensation & Benefits Survey© has been extended until Friday,...
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)....

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