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  1. Meet Chad Goldammer!
    Everyone, meet our newest business advisor, Chad Goldammer! We are happy to have him join forces with the MTS team. We thought we would ask him a few questions to give people a chance to get to know him better. Let’s dive into the conversation we
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    A Solution to Workforce Woes
    With the strong demand for services and a tight job market, many employers are wondering how they will continue to fill their current positions and retain employees.
  3. The Often Overlooked Tool
    Do you do this in your organization? If not you could be missing out on some major cost savings.
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    10 Reasons to Become ISO Certified in 2021
    If you’re not familiar with the ISO 9001 standard, the main purpose is to provide a quality benchmark for companies. Having an ISO 9001 certification demonstrates a company's ability to meet the needs and expectations of its customers and suppliers.
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    How Legalized Marijuana May Impact Your Workforce
    Two words becoming top-of-mind for many manufacturing executives today are "marijuana" and "workforce." With the recent legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in South Dakota, new questions arise about how business leaders can keep
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    Local Manufacturing Resources You Didn't Know You Had
    Powerful words spoken by Benjamin Franklin years ago still ring true today. “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” As we have witnessed this year, manufacturers need to remain nimble to change and willing to progress.
  7. How to Cross the Threshold into Manufacturing Automation
    Low-cost options like machine vision systems or part feeders can introduce automation into a single production cell. These small steps can be a proving ground for operations and staff. Yet many small and medium-sized manufacturers have been reluctant to cross the automation threshold.
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    What is South Dakota Doing to Close the Skills Gap?
    Without adequate workers, manufacturers are limited in their ability to enter into new markets and develop new products. What are we doing to combat the shortage?
  9. The Manufacturing Sweet Spot for Collaborative Robots
    Thanks to Andrew Peterson, a partner of ours at the NIST MEP National Network, for authoring this article about collaborative robots. Collaborative robots are increasingly attractive to manufacturers who require flexible solutions for their growing
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    Buy with Confidence Using this Equipment Pre-Purchase Guide
    Before you purchase or otherwise acquire a piece of equipment, whether it be a CNC machine or a cell phone, there are a lot of things to consider.