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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.
  3. 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?
  5. 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.
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    Why You Should Obtain Your ISO Certification
    Quality weighs heavily on a supplier’s purchasing decision. Manufacturers who can demonstrate quality have a powerful selling advantage because if a buyer perceives value, he or she can be persuaded to purchase a product, spend more, or repurchase from the seller.
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    Meet Henri Carrette!
    We are excited to welcome Henri Carrette to the team as our summer engineering intern!
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    Welcome Trevor Weinrich
    On today's blog we hear from MTS' newest employee Trevor Weinrich! He is ready to help organizations develop sustainable lean processes and create a strong culture of problem solvers!
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    What’s The Kentucky Lean Mission Trip All About?
    Our Annual Kentucky Lean Mission Trip was developed to expose manufacturing leaders in South Dakota to highly effective Lean strategies at some of the nation's leading manufacturing companies.