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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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November Newsletter

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Our November newsletter archived here!
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Spotlight: Automation Expert Travis Thiex

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Our newest team member, Travis Thiex (pronounced "Takes"), has a unique background that allows him to fulfill his duties as our go-to automation expert here at MTS. There’s no doubt that Travis’ work is exceptional, but his love for the community of people he works with and his passion for helping S....
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Spotlight: Jackie Runge

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Some may know Jackie as the business operations administrator for MTS, but she is so much more! Jackie is our go-to-gal for helping with events and catering. Her friendly demeanor, attention to detail, and strong work ethic make her a powerful player on the MTS team. Get to know Jackie below.
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Spotlight: Marketing Specialist Sara Byre

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Sara heads up the Dream it. Do it. South Dakota initiative to engage, educate, and excite local youth about careers in manufacturing through the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” contest. She is passionate about exposing more students to technical career paths and mitigating the workforce gap see....
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