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Changing Perceptions One Contest at a Time

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
This program allows us to introduce middle school students to the manufacturing industry in a fun and engaging way. Every September we partner schools with a local manufacturer to research, film and edit a two minute video on why thing they think manufacturing is cool. We upload all the videos to....
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Four More Marketing Action Items for Manufacturers

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Are you frustrated with the number of leads in your pipeline? Are you unsatisfied with the lack of brand awareness for your organization? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you have opportunities to leverage your marketing efforts.
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RMS Roller Grinder Recognized for Innovative and Effective Workplace Practices

Thursday, June 1, 2017
The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible workplaces. The award recognizes empl....
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Way to Go Keith!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


The Foundation of Manufacturing Excellence has announced one of our own as a finalist for the 2017 Practitioner of the Year Award.  We couldn't be more proud of Keith and all the work he does for manufacturers across the state. He truly cares about the success of each and every manufacturer and always looks for new ways to innovate. We are lucky to have him! Congratulations, Keith! 

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4 Carrot Sticks to Help Attract Millennials to Manufacturing Jobs

Monday, April 24, 2017
We’ve been batting around manufacturing skill gap projections for years. But while the numbers can vary depending on who did the survey and how it was done, there is no doubt about it: there are not going to be enough people to fill the number of manufacturing jobs available by 2025. In fact, one re....
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Surprise: Robots Aren't Replacing Humans In Key Areas Of Manufacturing

Thursday, March 16, 2017
For workers, it’s intimidating to hear of industrial digitization plans that envision handing over anywhere from 60 to 80 percent of processes to robots and other programmable machines in the not too distant future. But while there are certainly highly repetitive jobs bots would perform more efficie....
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Winners in student video contest will be recongized Monday, Feb. 13

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
​Winners in the first “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” video contest for middle-schoolers in the Sioux Falls region will be recognized Feb. 13. Representatives of the news media are welcome to join students, parents, teachers and manufacturing leaders for the Student Video Contest Awards Cere....
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What's so cool about manufacturing? Students in the Sioux Falls area are finding out

Monday, February 27, 2017
Innovative products, good companies and satisfying jobs that pay well are making manufacturing cool again. South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solutions is spreading the word about all the employment opportunities in the reinvigorated field. One of the tools MTS is using is a new video contes....
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Five Technological Applications Impacting Manufacturing Innovation

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
A manufacturer can be innovative in various ways beyond the use of technology. Innovation can include the utilization of new business models, the development of new processes and services, and the enhancement of existing products too. Technology does support and drive innovation. Technological ad....
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What We Leave Behind - moves us forward

Thursday, October 27, 2016
When I start working with new clients, we often want to identify what is most important to their success and the success of their company. To help with this discussion, one of the exercises I will ask them to do is to track their activities for one day – from the time they get up until they go to be....
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