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Fall 2022
Greetings to TSMA members, associates, and friends!
It is Manufacturing Month in Minnesota and that means it’s time to celebrate! Congratulations to all our manufacturers for your contribution to the creation of incredible products and an amazing quality of life in our state. You can be proud of the following stats:
  • Manufacturers in Minnesota account for 13.55% of the total output in the state, employing 11.36% of the workforce.
  • Total output from manufacturing was $52.01 billion in 2019.
  • There was an average of 310,000 manufacturing employees in Minnesota in 2020, with an average annual compensation of $80,899.60 in 2019.
I’d like to implore you to... Read more.
Advanced Machine Guarding Solutions
COVID helped create the company

The company was founded during the Covid pandemic in 2021. Jason Wobbema, President, founded the company to offer customers better service in the safety industry. AMGS manufactures steel perimeter guarding used in the robotic and automation industry. The product consists of standard and custom doors, panels and posts. The wire mesh guarding protects employee operators and equipment from hazards in machine areas and is mandated by OSHA’s safety standards.... Read more.
Celebrate in October:
Minnesota Manufacturing Month
and Statewide Tour of Manufacturing
TSMA luncheon meeting
October 13 • Glenwood • 11:45 am

Topic: What to do when OSHA knocks
Presenter: Tim Peterson, OECS
Meeting: Lakeside Ballroom
Tour: Massman Automation Designs
Employer health plans
October 14 • Online • 9 am

Learn more on lowering your company's health plan costs.

Workforce development series
October 26 • Online • 11:00 am
Speaker: Clare Richards, Impacks
Topic: Cracking the Code to Rising Stars: How to Find, Motivate, and Create Engaged Young Leaders

New member orientation
November 29 • virtual • 11 am
Join us to learn more about:
  • the relationship between AMFA, CMMA, TSMA, and MMA
  • the staff
  • the Member Information Center
  • the four central pillars
  • promotional options
  • and more
Webinar and meeting recordings
Board nominations deadline Nov. 4
Nominations for TSMA Board positions is happening NOW. Please send in your nominations by November 4. Voting will take place in late November.
TSMA golf social followup
TSMA held its 29th annual golf social on July 20, 2022, at the Geneva Golf Course in Alexandria. A total of 123 golfers participated in the event raising over $10,000 to benefit youth manufacturing programs....Read more.
TSMA Manufacturing Career Dream Team update
The TSMA Dream Team is connecting with youth this school year in the TSMA area. They are starting off by having a booth and leading breakout sessions that focus on all the careers and educational paths in manufacturing at the... Read more. 
Web marketing minute
Every company wants new customers. The reality is, 74% of buyers will choose the sales professional or company that adds value or insight first in the buying process, regardless of sales cycle length. Those who aren’t adding value lose out to their competitors. Cue content marketing. The idea behind content marketing is that it’s natural. It doesn’t feel like a sales pitch and the content that you create will have legitimate value to your customers. Content can come in the form of white papers, infographics, case studies, videos, blog posts, checklist, and much more. Remember your content should add value and provide insight to your prospects and customers. Contact Becky, Communications Director, with questions.
New manufacturers and engineers association forming in Greater Fargo- Moorhead area
Midwest Manufacturers Association, the home office of TSMA, is excited to announce the creation of a manufacturers and engineers association that will be based in the Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth area. The first meeting will be held in January 2023. Welcome RRMEA!
Save the date! Midwest Manufacturers Conference coming in April
Midwest Manufacturers Association’s first ever Midwest Manufacturers Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2023, at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud, Minnesota. 
Some of Central Minnesota’s largest and most admired manufacturers will.... Read more.
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TSMA 2021 Snapshot
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2023 Sponsorship packages
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Lower your health insurance costs

MMA began offering health insurance plans to TSMA members in 2017. The plans are totally customizable and have provided significant savings to fellow TSMA, CMMA and AMFA members. We partner with Hahn Financial Group, Inc., in Sioux Falls, SD, to offer Employer Health Plans. Minimum of five participating employees.
Contact us to learn more: 800-654-5773 or
Thank you to our valued sponsors!