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April 2021
Hello TSMA members and friends,
As spring rolls into Minnesota and we look forward to warmer weather, we are also very much looking forward to meeting in person! Please makes plans to attend our IN PERSON general meeting on April 6 at 4:00 pm at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. All Covid-19 guidelines ... Read more
Marine Innovations
Assisting with accessibility since 1991
Marine Innovations, Inc. has been the North American industry leader in inclined elevators for 30 years.  Our roots are based in the residential lift market, but our expertise quickly brought us to add commercial inclined elevator systems to our portfolio.  A client-focused company is driven by research, development and continuous improvement. Our systems are engineered to meet or exceed...  Read more
TSMA Meeting - LIVE and In person
April 6 • 4:00 pm
Topic: Home office ergonomics
Speaker: Sara Wilkins, Kraus-Anderson Insuranece
Virtual tour: DCI, Inc.

New member orientation
April 20 • 11:00 am - Virtual
Orientation for all new AMFA, CMMA and TSMA members.

Session 10: How to outshine your competition in 2021
April 21 • 11:00 am
Join us to learn enhanced branding touchpoints, keeping track of your competition, and helping your sales team stay ahead
Presenter: OpGo Marketing

TSMA Axe Throwing Fundraiser
May 4 • 4:00 pm
Location: Long Lake Lodge near Brandon

NEW event. Axe throwing lessons included!

Mark your calendar!
Employer Health Plans webinar
May 17 • 11:00 am
If you have five or more employees and are in need of a change in your health plan, attend this short webinar and learn about Employer Health Plans in collaboration with Hahn Financial Group, Inc.

28th annual TSMA Golf Social
July 22 • 11:00 am
Join us for a day of fun out of the office. Invite suppliers, vendors, colleagues, etc. The event is open to everyone!

Webinar and meeting recordings
Career Dream Team is in demand
The TSMA Dream Team is actively engaging with tomorrow’s workforce about manufacturing careers in West Central Minnesota. Each Career Dream Team member has a unique education and career pathway, as well as a unique voice. Together, team members paint an exciting picture of the industry and the career opportunities it affords. The team consists of nine members, of which all have been approached for speaking opportunities. The team has been busy scheduling requested visits at West Central Area, New York Mills, Perham-Dent, and Ulen-Hitterdal schools. They also took part in Alexandria High School’s 9th Grade Career Exploration online event.
Educators: Expose your students to the manufacturing industry, careers, and opportunities. To schedule a dream team member to speak to your students live or virtually, please contact Amy Johnson, coordinator of the Manufacturing Career Dream Team.
Sponsorship packages
Get 8 months for the price of 6! As the central office serving TSMA, AMFA, and CMMA our job is to help your business succeed. We are still offering partial 2021 sponsorship packages. Learn more!
TSMA Snapshot
The TSMA 2020 annual report is here.
Web marketing minute
As you may know we launched a new TSMA website on January 1. The new 4-in-1 website was designed to help search engine optimization. Did you know that completing your presence on can enhance your SEO results even more? Contact Becky, Communications Director, with questions.
TSMA Manufacturer and Educator Solution Group update
The TSMA Manufacturer/ Educator Solutions Group, led by Troy Haugen of Lakes Country Service Cooperative, was established as a way to encourage relevant conversation between TSMA’s manufacturing and K-12 members. This group’s conversations thus far have made great influence at the policy and advocacy level. Some stars have started to align to lay the groundwork for potential change toward overcoming barriers identified. This group has been highly influential in bringing much needed attention to gaps in and around our region’s Career & Tech Ed Programs in the High Schools. To learn more, watch Troy Haugen speak in depth on these issues here.
Board profile - Tim Kindel
Tim Kindel is an account manager at Blackhawk Industrial... Read more
2021 Printed Membership Directory
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Burnsville, MN
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