Arrowhead Manufacturers & Fabricators Association
January 2019
Upcoming events
General Meeting
 Wednesday, January 9
New Time! 2:00-4:00 pm
Blacklist Artisan Ales, Duluth
Speaker: Suzanne Cormie of the Canadian Consulate
MN Supplier Match Roundtable
Tuesday, January 22
General Mills • Golden Valley, MN
General Meeting
 Thursday, February 13
Watch your email for time, location and speaker details.
Remaining Meeting Dates in 2019 - Mark your calendar
February 13, March Beer Social, April 10, May 8, June-Golf, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
Latest AMFA news
AMFA will again represent the region’s manufacturing industry at the 22nd annual Duluth and St. Louis County Day at the Capitol on February 21 & 22 at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel.
AMFA volunteers will be the “voice of manufacturing” to an audience of Minnesota senators and representatives on legislation that is a priority to manufacturers in the region, including:
  • Streamlining regulatory and permitting processes
  • Supporting efficient tax code reform to reduce the burden on business
  • Investing in workforce development and talent recruitment
  • Maintaining critical multi-modal transportation infrastructure.
Manufacturers – what are your “hot button” legislative issues this year?  If you would like to add to the list above, please contact the AMFA office.
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Website campaign coming - Feb
AMFA membership includes a free web presence on You will have an opportunity to upgrade your web presence during a campaign in February through our database and website provider GrowthZone. Watch for details!
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  • AFMA
  • CMMA
  • TSMA.
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Board election reminder
Click on the link below to cast your vote for the AMFA/ET board of director election by Friday, January 4, 2019.

Web Marketing Minute
Have you reviewed your company's information on AMFA's website? You will be required to do this for the 2019 printed directory. Go here to create a Login Account (User Name and Password). Once you have a login please review the accuracy of your company listing and update inaccurate or incomplete information. You also can use the MIC to post jobs, add events to the calendar, and more. Contact Becky, Communications Specialist, with questions.
Thank you to presenter Tim Peterson of OECS for speaking at the December OSHA at the Door Workshop in Duluth. Attendees learned important details on how to be prepared for an inspection!
New MMA Officers
Midwest Manufacturer's Association, the parent organization to AMFA, elected new officers for 2019. Read more.
2019 MMA directory
Watch for an email in January with data renewal and ad rates. Read more

Free additional copies of 2018 directory available from the office. Contact .
What's New at IRM
Workforce development
Webinar: Advanced Career
Wednesday, January 16 • 2:00-3:00 pm

Learn about a high school, project-based program developed and currently running in southern US states as a way to address workforce shortages. This curriculum encourages industry engagement while working on real-world projects, focused on high skill, high demand careers. This can also be a great pipeline into local post-secondary schools seeking enrollment in hard to fill, technical careers. Contact.
Next grant application deadline: 1/31/19
You must be a 501(C)3, school, or other public entity to qualify, with a focus on one of three priority areas. More information and applications here.
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