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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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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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Masaba Success Story

Monday, November 5, 2018
Masaba LogoMasaba designs and builds rugged equipment for the world. “Built Masaba tough” is the standard of quality the manufacturer of bulk material handling solutions in Vermillion, South Dakota work by. The third generation, family-owned business designs, builds, and sells durable equipment strong enough....
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Horizontal Machining and Manufacturing Embraces Change

Friday, November 2, 2018
Horizontal Machining & Manufacturing Inc."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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