The Altoz assembly line

This year has been an unusually busy one at the manufacturing plant in north Minnesota where Central Boiler has produced wood- Read More

Students from Hutchinson Middle School and High School learn about jobs in manufacturing on a tour at MITGI

Last year, Minnesota’s manufacturing industry contributed over $43 billion to the state's economy and employed over 300,000 workers. So it’s no wonder Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Oct. 19-25 Manufacturers Week. Read More

Richard Wagner

Minnesota manufacturing leaders recently gathered at the 2014 Manufacturing Awards to celebrate industry accomplishments. Read More

Dunwoody graduates walk across the stage during the 2014 commencement ceremony. Photo via Dunwoody College of Technology Facebook page

In celebration of its 100th year, Dunwoody College of Technology will host a gala event at the Minneapolis Hilton on Oct. 4. The event is open to the public and will be complete with a live auction, music, exhibits, and a video presentation that will show the history of the school. Read More

A tour of Uponor led by Rusty Callier, director of operations

Manufacturing facilities across the state open their doors to the public this month for the annual Statewide Tour of Manufacturing, part of the national “Dream It, Do It” initiative. Read More

Robert Musgrove (with scissors) at the incubator’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, with state leaders looking on

Launching a startup is difficult in any industry, but it’s particularly challenging in manufacturing, where equipment costs alone can spook entrepreneurs. But what if from day one a manufacturing venture had ready access to workspace facilities, conference rooms, mentors, and business consultants?
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Photo via The Makers Coalition Facebook page

The cut-and-sew industry is experiencing a boon thanks to the rise in popularity of handcrafted products. But a shortage of skilled industrial sewers — essential for the production of apparel, textiles, leather goods, consumer products, and even medical devices — means manufacturers might face plateaus in their growth. Read More

Dynamic duo: President Susan Shields with CEO Mike Miller at the Airtex Design facilities in Minneapolis 


"You can either come into a company with an MBA or you can learn the business,” says Susan Shields, president of Airtex Design Group. Read More

Jon Holt, chairman; Rob Holt, president and CEO


Chaska’s Super Radiator Coils (SRC) will add 30 jobs with the help of a $287,500 grant from the  Read More