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MMEC Manufacturing Sector Growth Workshop, 2/15, Bozeman, Montana:


Connecting and Leveraging Gallatin Valley Manufacturing Companies and Resources What would it look like if the Gallatin Valley were a regional center of manufacturing excellence? What's ...


Lean Enterprise 10 Week Certification Program, 3/1-5/3, Bozeman, Montana:


SME Lean Bronze Cultivate Lean Experts Within Your Organization! 10- week Lean Bronze training course, utilizing both in-classroom and on-site instruction and exercises, and culminating ...


MMEC announces 100 percent first time pass rate on rigorous Lean manufacturing certification exam:


The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center's entire fall class of manufacturing professionals has passed the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Lean Bronze Certification exam on the first attempt. Lean ...


MPIA Strategic DoingTM Training And Implementation Workshop, 2/17, Bozeman, Montana:


The Montana Photonics Industry Alliance serves as a hub for Montana's optics and photonics companies, entrepreneurs, laboratories, and universities to commercialize, grow and sustain globally leading ...


MMEC and Cascadia Business Development Partner to offer Capacity Building Roundtables:


The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) has partnered with Colleen Rudio, Chief Strategist and founder of Cascadia Business Development to deliver a comprehensive "Capacity Building Roundtable" ...


MMEC hires manufacturing specialist Rob Cook for central Montana:


Rob Cook has joined the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center http://www.mtmanufacturingcenter.com/ (MMEC) as the central Montana manufacturing specialist serving Helena, Great Falls and north central ...


Successful Montana Firms, CM Manufacturing Inc., Northwest Factory Finishes and Paradise Dental Technologies (PDT) Say, "It's the People.":


Three Montana manufacturers, presenting at the Compete Smart Conference in Missoula, struck upon a theme in talking about their companies and why they have been successful. "It's the people," they ...


Can We Bring Back the "Industrial Commons" for Manufacturing?:


A new book by two Harvard Business School faculty argue that America can't innovate without first undergoing a a manufacturing renaissance. Can America's industrial leadership be maintained? James ...


Still Time to Register - Compete Smart - 10 more days - great lineup!:


If you have been on the fence about joining us Oct. 11-12 for the Compete Smart Manufacturing Conference, please take another look at the lineup of sessions and speakers. We know you'll find something ...


October manufacturing conference in Missoula to offer local, national perspectives :


Retired Montana State University Professor Mike Reilly will head the lineup of speakers at this fall's "Compete Smart" Manufacturing Conference http://www.etouches.com/42020 to be held Oct. 11 and ...


Manufacturing Renaissance? Exports, Reshoring Could Bring 5M Jobs to U.S. :


An expected surge in exports could help create up to five million U.S. jobs by 2020, according to a report released Friday by the Boston Consulting Group. U.S.-born exports are expected to surge, with ...


Compete Smart Montana Manufacturing Conference, 10/11-12, Missoula, Montana:


MMEC's premier conference for MONTANA MANUFACTURERS PLAN TO ATTEND & PROPEL YOUR BUSINESS! Missoula -- Hilton Garden Inn Oct. 11-12, 2012 hosted by Montana Manufacturing Extension Center & ...


"Preparing for 21st Century Risks: Revitalizing American Manufacturing to Protect, Respond and Recover" :


The United States is at risk of being dangerously unprepared for serious emergencies because of the offshoring of critical manufacturing sectors and a reliance on foreign suppliers for products needed ...


Mentoring Montana manufacturers: Five minutes with Dale Detrick, field engineer for the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center:


Some blame corporate greed. Others say it's an inevitable fact of doing business in an increasingly globalized economy. Whatever the cause, many Americans worry that the American manufacturing sector ...


MMEC field engineer wins Lifetime Achievement Award:


Dale Detrick, field engineer for the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) http://www.mtmanufacturingcenter.com/ , was recently presented a Lifetime Achievement Award at the national Manufacturing ...
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Bozeman Firm Enriching the Research Experience for Students:


Key Points Montana high tech firm enhancing the student lab experience across the nation. Lasting partnerships advance innovations and capabilities. Thorough understanding of customer ...


Making something of it - An MSU-based program helps Montanans manufacture success - Montana Manufacturing Extension Center :


Surrounded by miles of wide-open Montana prairie, there is a house on the road north into tiny Opheim where the UPS truck stops nearly every day during the winter months. From the small factory ...


Entrepreneur Alex Philp to keynote Kalispell tour event on Oct. 5:


How do small companies combine technology, software and manufacturing or other core competencies to get the "Big Bang" of larger firms in Montana? Montana businessman and entrepreneur Alex Philp, ...


MMEC Forward Focus - MMEC Helps AdvR Visualize the Move from Development to Production:


When Montana-based AdvR, Inc. http://www.advr-inc.com/ - a developer of laser optic technologies - was moving one of their technologies from development toward production, company leaders asked what ...


SEEING TO LEARN, A Day Of Plant Tours, Learnings & Fun, 10/5, Kalispell, Montana:


Come Celebrate Vistas, Vision & Vitality in the heart of the Northern Rockies in this full day of quality interaction and manufacturing plant tours in the Kalispell area. EXPLORE advances & ...


MMEC July e-Newsletter Now Available:


Read about Bozeman's high-tech photonics company, Montana Instruments, and how its owner, a young entrpreneur, has created new vistas for cold science research with an instrument considered the "best ...


MMEC's "Compete Smart Conference" highlights Powr-Grip and Big Sky Woodcrafters of Laurel, Montana:


Laurel business Wood's Powr-Grip Co. is featured on the front page of the summer issue of ForwardFocus http://matr.net/article-41173.html , published by the Montana Manufacturing Center. Wood's Powr-Grip ...


MMEC Forward Focus Newsletter:


Greetings from MMEC. We hope you take time to celebrate your employees, your accomplishments and your community contributions during Manufacturing Week October 2 through 9. Why not continue the celebration ...


Two weeks left to register for Compete Smart Conference:


Register Today! October 7-8, 2010 Holiday Inn Grand MT - Billings Click here http://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=13110 for more information. Just two weeks left to register for ...


Sometimes Innovating Is Knowing When to Make a Change:


Laurel firm exports to 50 countries. Laurel firm exports to 50 countries Wood’s Powr-Grip Co., Inc., has had a firm hold on innovation for three generations. In fact, it was good old Montana ingenuity ...


"Opportunity - Change The Game" MMEC's Premier Conference For Montana Manufacturers, 10/7-8, Billings, Montana:


Come, hear how this courageous company leader stepped off the edge for new opportunity to lift his company above the morass of foreign competition in "A Time To Be Bold" http://www.matr.net/click.php?id=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eiseverywhere.com%2Fehome%2Findex.php%3Feventid%3D13110 Compete ...

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