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Dayton Proclaims Minnesota Manufacturers Week

To highlight the importance of manufacturing, Gov. Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring the week of October 1-10 to be Minnesota Manufacturers Week. Manufacturing supports more than 311,000 Minnesota jobs, while contributing $43.7 billion ...

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Tina Smith

To highlight the importance of manufacturing, Gov. Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring the week of October 1-10 to be Minnesota Manufacturers Week. Manufacturing supports more than 311,000 Minnesota jobs, while contributing $43.7 billion to the state's economy. This output represents 16 percent of Minnesota's gross domestic product and accounted for nearly $20 billion in state exports in 2013.

"Minnesota's strong manufacturing sector makes a significant contribution to our economy. Manufacturing supports thousands of well-paying jobs," said Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, in a news release. "Manufacturing week reminds us of the economic power of Minnesota's manufacturers and the workforce that powers them."

Plant tours of manufacturing facilities around the state and speakers and educational activities are planned throughout www.tourofmanufacturingmn.com/ October in recognition of Minnesota Manufacturers Week.

"Manufacturing accounts for one in nine jobs in the state, and supports nearly two additional jobs elsewhere in the economy," said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. "Manufacturers are key to the overall health and growth of Minnesota, and educational events happening throughout the state this week will inform potential workers of exciting careers in the industry that pay family sustaining wages."

The Department of Employment and Economic Development is joins the manufacturing industry collaborative Dream It, Do It in sponsoring Minnesota Manufacturers Week. Go to www.tourofmanufacturingmn.com for a full list of tours available.

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Manufacturing in Minnesota

More than 311,000 people work in manufacturing in Minnesota, primarily in foods, computer and electronic products, fabricated metal products and machinery. Salaries in the sector are much higher than most other industries in the state because many manufacturing jobs require high-tech skills to operate advanced technology and computer-controlled equipment. The average manufacturing position in the state paid $61,048 last year. This is roughly $10,000 more than the typical job in Minnesota.

Many of Minnesota's Fortune 500 companies are manufacturers, including General Mills, Medtronic, 3M, Ecolab and Hormel.

Local tours for manufacturing week

At Central Lakes College in Brainerd personalized VIP tours are available to the public Monday through Friday of manufacturing week. Call David Otto at 221-885-5808 for more information.

Tours are also available at Clow Stamping from 5-7 pm. Thursday, 23103 County Road 3

Merrifield. Contact Twyla Flaws. Park in the parking lot to the East side.

Student only tours are planned at Stern Companies, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, 1100 Industrial Park Road in Brainerd. Contact is Jenny Ahonen.

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Tours at The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, 7942 College Road No. 105, Baxter. Contact Don Booth. The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing offers training for careers in the field of nondestructive testing.

Graduates are placed into careers with major inspection companies throughout the United States. Their certificate program includes four months of online training followed by 24 days of hands-on training at the Baxter facility.

Tours the facility and see how nondestructive inspections are done with ultrasonic, magnetic particle and X-Ray equipment. Go to trainingndt.com for more information. Students are invited to bring a welded plate from Central Lakes College with them and have one of instructors examine it for quality and soundness.

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October 7, 201500 am - 2:00 pm

WHERE:

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Stern Companies, Inc.

1100 Industrial Park Road

Brainerd, MN 56401

USA

COST:

Free

CONTACT:

Jenny Ahonen

218-824-8924

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October 9, 201500 am - 3:00 pm

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American Institute of Nondestructive Testing

7942 College Road #105

Baxter, MN 56425

USA

COST:

Free

CONTACT:

Don Booth

(218) 428-5633

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"The American Institute of Nondestructive Testing offers training for careers in the field of nondestructive testing.

Our graduates are placed into great careers with major inspection companies throughout the United States. Our certificate program includes 4 months of online training followed by 24 days of hands-on training at our Baxter, MN facility.

Come tour our facility and see how nondestructive inspections are done with ultrasonic, magnetic particle and X-Ray equipment. Bring a welded plate from Central Lakes College with you and have one of instructors examine it for quality and soundness.

Learn more about us at trainingndt.com"

Parking available in front of school

Public Tours will be held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on:

Saturday, October 3

Monday through Friday, October 5 through October 9

Related Topics: MANUFACTURING
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