Letter from Les
First off, we’re happy to report that our group continues to provide meaningful resources for the growth and development of manufacturing in central Minnesota. Our gatherings are well attended and our presenters and tour hosts consistently deliver valuable knowledge and insight as reported ... Read more
CMF - Delivering Structural Steel Packaging
Imagine standing on top of steel beams over 100 feet in the air with the wind blowing and your hands freezing in the late Minnesota fall. You are under pressure to get this structural steel package assembled, so the contractor can stay on schedule, getting the building enclosed before the snow comes and .... Read more
Aug 6 • 4:30pm
Beaver Island Brewing, St. Cloud
A networking event
September 13 • 9:30am
Louis Industries, Paynesville, MN
Sept 26 • 7:15am
CMMA General Meeting
Tour: Virnig Manufacturing, Rice
Speaker: TBD
Oct 1-7 • Hosts needed
Tour: Your business
Oct 16-17
2019 MN Manufacturing Conference
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
CMMA is a partner in the conference
Member recognition:
10 years of membership
Board bio:
Lance Barthel
Commercial Sales Manager at Batteries Plus Bulbs.

Workforce development
Golf social raises nearly $11,000 for scholarships and youth mfg programs
The CMMA Golf Social once again raised significant funds in support of scholarships and youth manufacturing programs. Held at Wapicada Golf Club in St. Cloud on June 11, the seventh annual event netted $10,900 in profits. As the only fundraiser. ..   Read more.

Grants awarded recently: May 2019- Becker High School and Rocori High School both for $750 for FIRST Worlds .
CMMA news & happenings
CMMA members participate in State of Manufacturing event
The perceptions and opinions of local MN manufacturers were released at the State of Manufacturing event in Buffalo, MN on June 13. This is the most comprehensive survey of Minnesota's manufacturers and is completed by Enterprise Minnesota.
The panel of local experts included CMMA members (L to R) Mark Lee of Wright Technical Center, Amy Lord of ISD 728 , Randy Pelletier of Pellco Machine. Thank you for representing our industry and our members!
CMMA year in review Recent events
See a report of all the 2018 CMMA activities here .
CMMA had booths at the following events:

Granite Equity Stakeholder Tradeshow
Granite Days
May 22

Central McGowan's
Manufacturing Summit 4.0
May 14 & 15
Featured gold program
EVO B2B is a business unit of EVO Payments International and provides cutting edge electronic payment processing services and solutions to B2B (Business-to-Business) merchants and corporations. Why did CMMA choose to add EVO B2B as a partner? Read more.