Arrowhead Manufacturers & Fabricators Association
October 2019
AMFA feature article
Financial Assistance to relocate or expand a business in NE MN

Northeastern Minnesota has been at the heart of America’s mineral and forest productivity for more than a century. The region’s economy has diversified to also include a strong core of manufacturing industries, tourism and successful small businesses.
Companies have chosen to .... Read more
Congratulations to all our manufacturing members! We celebrate you this week!
MN Tour of Manufacturing
October 1 - 7
MN Manufacturers' Summit
 Wednesday, October 2 • 9:30 am
Minneapolis, MN
Hear the latest trends in manufacturing and delve deep into integral issues to growing jobs and prosperity in MN.
AMFA General Meeting
 Wednesday, October 9 • 12 pm
VIP Pizza
Superior, WI
Topic: AMFA and ET updates
Tour: Epicurean
Minnesota Manufacturing Conference
 October 16 - 17
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
25% off registration. Promo code
CEO and HR Business Law Seminar - FREE
 October 23 - 7:30am
Downtown Duluth Holiday Inn
AMFA General Meeting
 Wednesday, November 6 • 12 pm
(A week early due to FabTech)
Northern Divide Bar and Eatery
Presentation by Twin Metals
FabTech 2019
 Wednesday, Nov 11-14
Stop by our booth #A6155.

AMFA General Meeting
 Wednesday, December 11
New Breakfast Format
More information TBD

Latest AMFA news
AMFA Golf Social raises over $6800
Read more about the event .
Photos from the event.
Arrowhead Mfg Training Program featured
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New member corner
PO Box 3262• Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 393-4785
Hybrid IT solutions
4615 Grand Avenue• Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 725-3433
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MMA is hiring
• Executive Assistant
• Assistant Director
New MN DEED grant opportunity to train incumbent workers on new automation technology
The new Automation Training Incentive Pilot Program (ATIP) will offer grants up to $25,000 focused on MN manufacturing or skilled production industry with 100 or few employees. More.
Host a legislative tour
We recommend members host a legislative tour in 2019. The AMFA office will arrange it for free. Read more about legislative priorities.
Gunderson named AMFA 2019 Most Valuable Partners
Congrats to William C. Gunderson (left) on the award, presented by AMFA President Jim Petruga (NECO solutions). Read more.
MMA Gold Solutions Satisfaction
MMA is working with consultant Linda Mathiasen to determine member awareness and satisfaction of MMA Gold Solutions including;
  • Association Employer Health Program
  • PROduction Workforce Professionals
  • Trifac
  • EVO B2B
If you'd like to learn more about the preliminary findings, contact Sandy .
Web Marketing Minute
As a member of AMFA you have access to presentations given at AMFA, CMMA and TSMA meetings! Just log-in to your account through the Member Information Center (MIC).Click on the right column. Contact Becky, Communications Specialist, with questions.
BOD nomination time
Nominations are being accepted through November 8 for director positions on the AMFA Board of Directors. More .
What's New at the Iron Range Makerspace (IRM)
Reach all MMA members
Put your product or service in front of fellow AMFA, CMMA, and TSMA members nearly 245,000 times throughout the year. This program includes website banners that appear on all three websites. Three packages remaining on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact us.
Web leaderboard position
Get exposed to almost 17,000 site visitors with a leaderboard ad that appears on all pages of all three websites: AMFA, CMMA and TSMA. Only one ad left. More Info.
Workforce development
Grants will be awarded in October. Watch for details.

Upcoming grant application deadline: 1/31/20
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 .
Education sponsors 2020
AMFA is in the process of confirming education sponsors for 2020. More .
MMA information
Member directory and RFPs
Gold level support
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