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Voice of Precision Manufacturing

The Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association is the leading the voice for the precision manufacturing industry in our state. We are committed to promoting manufacturing as the backbone of the state's economy and working with our members, industry partners, and policy makers to solve the challenges facing our industry - at both the state and national level.

The MPMA's Mission is to Drive Success in
Minnesota Precision Manufacturing by Strengthening the Skilled Workforce

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Advocacy and Government Relations

This committee is responsible for monitoring legislative activities that impact members and notifying members through legislative updates. Members of this committee understand the advocacy needs of MPMA members to ascertain the major external and internal challenges facing manufacturers.

Strategic Plan Pillar #1

To be the leading voice for Minnesota’s precision manufacturing industry,
through our advocacy, to strengthen the skilled workforce.

Career Pathways and Opportunities

This committee leads the MPMA's efforts to reach students, parents, educators and community leaders to bridge the skills gap with meaningful partnerships with educational organizations.

Strategic Plan Pillar #2

To develop and coordinate integrated and progressive pathway activities
within manufacturing for parents, students, and educators from elementary school to post high school.

Workforce Training (Incumbent Skills)

This committee works to establish MPMA as the one-stop shop to coordinate training resources for members, set up member training programs, and improve business for members through networking and collaboration with other manufacturing and local business groups.

Strategic Plan Pillar #3

Provide training support for the machinists, emerging leaders, and owners of MPMA member companies.


The Communications Committee of the MPMA is made of members who volunteer their time to help guide overall communications initiatives for the association:
  • Publications – Precision Manufacturing Journal - published 6 times per year - the only authorized publication of the MPMA
  • Newsletter – Cycle Times – an electronic newsletter sent out on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
  • Website –
  • Social Media –  Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Video

The magazine has been recognized for excellence in magazine publishing with the following awards: Association TRENDS 2009, 2010; American Graphic Design Award 2010, 2014; MMPA Publishing Excellence Award 2014, 2015, 2016; and MSAE Award of Excellence 2008, 2010.