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Month: November, 2018

Everything Old is New Again – A resurgence in Training Within Industry

Friday, November 30, 2018
Just as Training Within Industry (TWI) was crucial to workforce needs in the 1940’s, TWI is seeing a resurgence in companies across the United States to overcome a different kind of workforce shortfall. The demographics of the workforce is changing. The high turnover rates, low unemployment and the ....
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Mastel Success Story: Rock Solid Standards

Monday, November 26, 2018
Mastel Precision is a Rapid City-based manufacturer with top-notch employees specializing in diamond scalpels for corneal and cataract surgery. While they concentrate on manufacturing, repairing and evaluating diamond scalpels; they also provide services for repairing, cleaning and servicing other e....
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Is the ISO 9001:2015 Standard Right for Your Business?

Monday, November 12, 2018
Quality is key when it comes to making a purchasing decision. It is what makes your business competitive, and is often a justifying factor for spending more.
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Why Your School Need a Manufacturing Career Awareness Program

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
South Dakota's Dream it. Do it. "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" contest is aimed at closing the manufacturing skills gap by engaging, educating and exciting middle school students about careers in manufacturing. Jack Pfunder, president of of the Manufacturers Resource Center stated, "the goal ....
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Lean Office Review Results in Quick Savings for Applied Engineering

Saturday, November 3, 2018
[Applied Engineering] successfully implemented most of the changes within two months, saving thousands of dollars in the first 90 to 100 days. "The Lean Office review was a great way to review the overall process and improve production flow," said customer service manager Richard Stark. The improved....
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Horizontal Machining and Manufacturing Embraces Change

Friday, November 2, 2018
"MTS provided a fresh set of eyes into many issues." As part of the comprehensive plan, MTS initiated multiple Value Stream Mapping projects at the plant. The projects integrated plant layout and Quality at the Source (QAS) methodologies, creating a system that could effectively meet the growing and....
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Spotlight: Brad Fischer

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Representing the western side of the state is Business Advisor Brad Fischer. Brad is full of manufacturing wisdom as he comes with a background in metallurgical engineering and management experience. He is dedicated to South Dakota manufacturers by delivering them the training services they need to....
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Technology Grant Benefits LATI Students and Manufacturing Employers

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Thanks to a $1 million NIST MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) Competitive Awards Program grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Lake Area Technical Institute will be part of a collaborative effort to increase competiveness and efficiency in regional manufacturi....
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