The Weekly Report - April 18, 2017 - Hope for the skills gap

Pine Tech President Joe Mulford says the prospects are out there. Communities and manufacturers have to get to them earlier

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The Weekly Report - April 11, 2017 - Let the Buzz Begin

The 9th annual edition of our State of Manufacturing® survey revealed some surprising results. But you’ll have to wait for our rollout events to hear about them

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The Weekly Report - March 28, 2017 - Childcare as a Tactic

Manufacturers, especially in Greater Minnesota, are finding creative ways to retain their young employees

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The Weekly Report - March 20, 2017 - Man On a Mission

West Point grad Dalton Pierce uses military precision to put Polaris’s Roseau plant on an impressive lean journey

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The Weekly Report - March 13, 2017 - The Student Perspective

The State of Manufacturing’s focus groups this year will expand to include high school students.

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The Weekly Report - February 27, 2017 - All in the Family

Family-owned Western Spring Manufacturing plots another generation of success

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The Weekly Report - February 20, 2017 - Nonpartisan, Anyone?

The economic benefit manufacturers bring to their communities is something that defies a political party label.

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The Weekly Report - February 13, 2017 - Revenue Growth Starts with Vision

Expert Haarstad says planning is the best way to achieve better numbers

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The Weekly Report - January 30, 2017 - Serious Benefits of Continuous Improvement

Tolerance Masters’ RAT blades have been used to save lives

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The Weekly Report - January 23, 2017 - Know Your Customers (Also, Take a Walk)

Customers may share similarities, but recognition of their differences is where profitable long-term relationships are born

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The Weekly Report - January 16, 2017 - A Key to Solving the Skills Gap?

Keep the ones you have: Effective managers can help you do that

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The Weekly Report - December 20, 2016 - When Government Works Well

Minnesota’s GAP investment yields dazzling results

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The Weekly Report - December 12, 2016 - Want to Keep Your Skilled Employees?

Langfield says to keep them engaged

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The Weekly Report - December 5, 2016 - Minnesota’s Workforce Challenges

Everybody talks about it. Let’s share what’s being done about it

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The Weekly Report - November 28, 2016 - A Sunny Outlook

Kill paints a positive picture for solar executives

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The Weekly Report - November 21, 2016 - Rapid Ascent

Two years after she wrapped up her internship at IPS Worldwide, the company’s current CEO, Jackie O’Connell, was offered the keys to the company

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The Weekly Report - November 14, 2016 - ‘Near-House’ Health Care

Executives bet that Alexandria Industries’ company-owned clinic will produce healthier, happier employees and ultimately help contain the costs of health insurance

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The Weekly Report - October 31, 2016 - BestForce

WCI and Enterprise Minnesota renew collaboration to provide expertise to regional manufacturers

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The Weekly Report - October 25, 2016 - Giving Back

Mark Studniski plots a path to strategic growth in large measure so he can give back to his community

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The Weekly Report - October 18, 2016 - Chemical Reaction

Plymouth-based Seacole uses its ISO certification to grow at 10-12 percent per year in one of the country’s most regulated industries

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The Weekly Report - October 7, 2016 - Teaching the Teachers

The Winona Chamber uses an innovative new program to take on the skills gap

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The Weekly Report - September 23, 2016 - Business Priorities

The Minnesota Chamber’s new leader is well suited to lead a powerful and diverse coalition of pro-business legislative priorities

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The Weekly Report - September 16, 2016 - ISO Momentum

Enterprise Minnesota will host another event devoted entirely to ISO. But hurry. It’s this Wednesday, September 21st!

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The Weekly Report - August 23, 2016 - Serious Planning

Strategic planning must be an organic ongoing process

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The Weekly Report - August 16, 2016 - The Nexus Strategy

We love it when organizations work together to promote the contributions of manufacturers and their communities

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The Weekly Report - August 8, 2016 - Lean & Healthy

HealthEast reaches 100,000 ideas for continuous improvement

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The Weekly Report - July 25, 2016 - The New Face of Manufacturing?

Sara Tickner travels a different path to solve the skills gap

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The Weekly Report - July 18, 2016 - A Klobuchar Moment

Von Ruden’s CEO grabs a last-minute invitation to make the case for manufacturing

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The Weekly Report - July 5, 2016 - Risk Averse

CARDSource President Tom Murphy endorses ISO’s new risk management priorities

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The Weekly Report - June 21, 2016 - A Security Blanket

Nationally renowned Cybersecurity expert Stine to keynote exclusive Manufacturing Peer Council event

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The Weekly Report - June 13, 2016 - Sharpen Your Strategic Edge

Strategy guru Mary Connor will give a manufacturers-only workshop on strategic vision

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The Weekly Report - June 6, 2016 - How About a 30-to-1 ROI

For a government program, no less

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The Weekly Report - May 31, 2016 - Kicking the Tires of ISO

Three top executives will share how the new ISO standard has improved their companies. Enterprise Minnesota will provide a comprehensive briefing

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The Weekly Report - May 24, 2016 - Capacity

One way to get capacity is to simply buy it

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The Weekly Report - May 17, 2016 - Lessons Learned

We’re already thinking about next year’s State of Manufacturing® survey

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The Weekly Report - April 26, 2016 - The Students Speak

This year’s State of Manufacturing survey results will be unveiled next week

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The Weekly Report - April 12, 2016 - All There But the Workforce

AAR’s Duluth plant is constrained only by shortage of qualified applicants

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The Weekly Report - April 4, 2016 - Up to Speed

Anne Hed steers her iconic bicycle company to record growth, despite the tragedy of losing her partner/husband.

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The Weekly Report - March 21, 2016 - Pretty Cheap Psychiatrist

Expanding peer councils exclusive to manufacturers become high level boards of advisors

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The Weekly Report - March 14, 2016 - Opportunities Lost

Focus groups probe students about technical education

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The Weekly Report - March 7, 2016 - Learning to Lead

A new series of workshops emphasizes the importance of working with managers to use communications to lead rather than just do what they’re told

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The Weekly Report - February 22, 2016 - Digital Security Is Not Just for Retailers

Most data is stolen because it is easy to steal

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The Weekly Report - February 8, 2016 - Just Ask Them

2016’s State of Manufacturing® project will include three focus groups devoted exclusively to students

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The Weekly Report - February 1, 2016 - It’s Not Just for Compliance Anymore

Chemical manufacturer Seacole uses ISO to help ramp up to $35 million in revenue

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The Weekly Report - January 18, 2016 - Double Down on Process Development

Improving output is a combination of art and science

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The Weekly Report - January 11, 2016 - Fixing the Skills Gap

The path starts with strategic planning

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The Weekly Report - December 28, 2015 - Leaders Don’t Just Happen

Leadership has evolved beyond the traditional command-and-control model

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The Weekly Report - December 14, 2015 - No Zappa in Front of Customers

Lakeshirts has used a disciplined sense of their marketplace, well-timed acquisitions, and a sense of irreverence to create an apparel company that does $60 million in sales.

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The Weekly Report - December 7, 2015 - A Diamond in Our Midst

Consultant Mary Connor brings great experience and abundant passion to her work at Enterprise Minnesota.

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The Weekly Report - November 23, 2015 - All in the Family

Harmony Enterprises plans an in-house day care, then expands it for the whole town

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The Weekly Report - November 9, 2015 - Don’t Doubt It

House Speaker Kurt Daudt spends 90 minutes touring local manufacturer

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The Weekly Report - October 19, 2015 - Exclusive Engagement

One week to go until Enterprise Minnesota’s annual Statewide CEO council gathering

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The Weekly Report - October 9, 2015 - Good as Gould

Consultant Sam Gould is beloved by clients and colleagues alike

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The Weekly Report - October 2, 2015 - The Students Are Coming

White Bear Lake inaugurates an exciting new commitment to manufacturing education

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The Weekly Report - September 25, 2015 - Climbing the Summit

South Central College and Enterprise Minnesota team up for another Lean Enterprise Summit.

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The Weekly Report - September 18, 2015 - Google-Like Creativity in Manufacturing

Miller Ingenuity's Creation Station encourages out-of-the-box resourcefulness

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The Weekly Report - September 11, 2015 - Walking the Talk

Enterprise Minnesota achieves ISO certification

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The Weekly Report - August 28, 2015 - A Community Effort

Fergus Falls manufacturers help give a $350,000 manufacturing lab to the high school

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The Weekly Report - August 21, 2015 - NextGen Leaners

September’s Lean Enterprise Summit will provide insights on keeping the lean journey on track

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The Weekly Report - August 14, 2015 - When the Tortoise Becomes the Hare

After years of gradual, incremental growth, Cross-Tech Manufacturing is poised to explode

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The Weekly Report - July 31, 2015 - Another ISO Milestone

Fraisa’s chairman flew in from Switzerland to help his USA affiliate celebrate its certification.

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The Weekly Report - July 17, 2015 - Get Ready, Pine Tech

MnSCU selects Joe Mulford as the new president of Pine Technical and Community College in Pine City. All we can say is, great choice!

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The Weekly Report - July 10, 2015 - No-Name No Longer

Employee development is key to J&B’s growth.

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The Weekly Report - June 19, 2015 - A Missed Opportunity

Communities lose out when manufacturers can’t use GAP.

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The Weekly Report - June 5, 2015 - A Road Worth Taking

Some visits that explain why we care so much about manufacturers.

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The Weekly Report - May 15, 2015 - Strength in Information

This year’s State of Manufacturing® rollout shows that past performance can indicate future success.

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The Weekly Report - May 8, 2015 - Drumroll, please.

Next week’s State of Manufacturing® survey release has become a magnet for Minnesota’s manufacturing coalition

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The Weekly Report - May 1, 2015 - Flame Out

Fast-growing Clow Stamping unhindered by factory fire.

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The Weekly Report - April 24, 2015 - Baxter Comes to Donnelly

The Alexandria-based manufacturer takes delivery on two new robots

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The Weekly Report - April 17, 2015 - Filling the Gaps

Doherty Staffing celebrates 35 very successful years helping employers find the right employees – never more important for today’s manufacturers

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The Weekly Report - April 10, 2015 - Bring Back the Apprenticeship

Albert Lea may be rediscovering that sometimes the old ideas really are the best.

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The Weekly Report - March 20, 2015 - Surly Opinions

Our 12th focus group’s unusual venue

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The Weekly Report - February 13, 2015 - Digging Deeper

The 2015 version of The State of Manufacturing® will regionalize its results.

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The Weekly Report - February 6, 2015 - Help Us Grow

NAM’s president and CEO uses a local appearance to advocate how Congress can help manufacturers contribute even more to the U.S. economy

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The Weekly Report - January 30, 2015 - Getting the People Right

Hibbing-based L&M Radiator uses a down-market to retool its employee procedures

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The Weekly Report - January 16, 2015 - A-W-E-S-O-M-E

Awesome is the only was to describe Enterprise Minnesota’s most recent business event held this past week in Alexandria for area manufacturers.

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The Weekly Report - January 9, 2015 - The Value of Forethought

Our annual survey questionnaire gets tweaked to ensure relevant, cutting edge results

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The Weekly Report - December 12, 2014 - Jobs Jobs Jobs

Minnesota State Senator David Tomassoni and Representative Jason Metsa witness the job-creating power of GAP

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The Weekly Report - December 5, 2014 - Expanding Opportunities

A huge new downtown facility enables Lake Superior College to increase opportunities for manufacturing students

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The Weekly Report - November 21, 2014 - The Language of Continuous Improvement

How Bayer Interior Woods meshes a four-generation culture that meshes World War II vets with employees who sport green hair

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The Weekly Report - November 14, 2014 - First Step: Engagement

Expert says that management buy-in is a key to TWI’s success.

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The Weekly Report - November 7, 2014 - Mighty as a Redwood

A diverse and thriving manufacturing sector drives the prosperous community of Redwood Falls, MN

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