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Winter 2022
Greetings to TSMA members, associates, and friends!
First, I’d like to announce the hiring of our new Executive Director Rachel Lolmasteymaugh! Rachel comes to us with a sales and events background and lives in Sartell, MN. We know great things are in store for TSMA under Rachel’s leadership. At the same time, it is with great admiration and appreciation we recognize Sandy Kashmark, who has been our Executive Director nearly since day one of TSMA’s inception. Sandy’s last day in the Executive Director position is February 25. Check out the photos from Sandy’s Appreciation night and our holiday social in this newsletter.
Second, I’d like to invite you to register and attend our annual meeting and membership drive on January 11 in Alexandria... Read more.
Featured member
3M Alexandria
Manufacturing industrial abrasives

3M Alexandria was established in 1967 and operated that first year from a 3,000 sq ft leased space while our current site was under construction. Over the years there have been five major additions to the... Read more.
TSMA general meeting
January 11 • Alexandria • 11:30 am
Annual meeting and membership drive! Kick off the year by building TSMA membership. Bring a guest! Learn how to make the most of your TSMA membership.
New digital marketing trends and how manufacturers can leverage them
January 19 • virtual • 11 am
Join us to learn about:
  • Including image extensions
  • Adding pre-roll to campaigns
  • Target CPA's as part of bid strategy
  • Alternatives to 3rd party cookies.

Upcoming dates: February 16, March 16.
Manufacturing Money webinar
January 25 • virtual • 11 am
Join us to learn the "why, what and how" of manufacturing funding, delivered by a recognized expert and author in the manufacturing grant space.
TSMA general meeting
February 1 • Fergus Falls • 3 pm
Tour: PAYDAC Plastics
Presentation: Implementing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy in a Manufacturing Environment
Meeting: Fergus Falls Eagles Club
New member orientation
February 22 • 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
Lolmasteymaugh named new executive director
TSMA would like to introduce you to the new Executive Director Rachel Lolmasteymaugh of Sartell, MN... Read more.
Board of directors election results
TSMA Board of Director election results were determined when voting ended on November 15, 2021. Seven nominees were ... Read more
MMA names officers for 2022
Ed Bolas was recently named 2022 President of Midwest Manufacturers’ Association (MMA). Bolas is the Controller at Dycast Specialties Corporation ... Read more 
TSMA board updates
Web marketing minute
Videos will continue to grow as a marketing strategy in 2022. Covid-19 variants are continuing to threaten in-person events like trade shows. For sales efficiency your videos should include people explaining your showcased product or production, with respect to not only features and functions but how it may benefit your prospect. This method of using B2B video marketing content is what reps do in person at trade shows. Remember: 95% of a message is retained when a viewer watches a video versus only 10% when reading text. Contact Becky, Communications Director, with questions.
2022 Sponsorship packages
$100 off on remaining 2022 packages! As the central office serving TSMA, CMMA, and AMFA our job is to help your business succeed. Take advantage of 2022 sponsorship packages NOW! Learn more!
Sandy Kashmark appreciation night and holiday social - Dec 7, 2021
Manufacturers optimistic in economic outlook
The National Association of Manufacturers released its Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey for the fourth quarter of 2021, showing manufacturers remain mostly optimistic in their economic outlook (86.8%, down from 87.5% in Q3) but are significantly concerned with issues like inflation, hiring, and potential tax increases on manufacturers. Download full report.
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710 1st ST NE, Perham, MN
(218) 346-3975
Custom coating and protective finishing.
550 9th Ave NE, West Fargo, ND
(701) 281-8575
Assembly for many industries including transportation, construction, on-highway, ag, military, recreational and business.
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Responding to your needs, we have carefully selected 5 partners —
vetted by our board and endorsed by fellow members— to provide
a cost savings to your operation, including...
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

Learn more about the program in this video.