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Manufacturers Alliance recognizes MITGI

Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding, Inc., (MITGI) of Hutchinson has been named Manufacturer of the Year (small company category) by the Manufacturers Alliance, a Minnesota association that promotes education and peer-to-peer mentoring in the Minnesota manufacturing industry. MITGI was selected for efforts to help promote manufacturing through articles, work with schools, business partnerships, tours, presentations and industry outreach.
“As a company, MITGI believes that it is part of our responsibility to help promote manufacturing, economic growth, innovation, and skilled workforce development,” said Eric Lipke, MITGI president. “We’re fortunate to be part of a thriving manufacturing community that includes engaged and involved business leaders, educators, legislators and industry associations.”
In partnership with area schools and businesses in the region, MITGI has joined together to raise the visibility of manufacturing. These efforts help to build the foundation for a thriving community and well-prepared workforce.  Over the past year, MITGI has:
• Provided tours to showcase different types of facilities, work environments, and career opportunities.
• Participated in advisory boards to ensure that opportunities in education and business exist for students when they are ready to work. Local education partners include Dassel-Cokato High School, Hutchinson High School, Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, Ridgewater College, and SCTCC.
• Hosted meetings and tours with legislative leaders and staff, including U.S. Senators Klobuchar and Franken.
• Participated in manufacturing-related education seminars through organizations such as Manufacturers Alliance, IMTS, Made in McLeod, Crow River HR Group, Minnesota DEED, Hutchinson Chamber, and Ridgewater College.
• Promoted activities and events to draw local, regional, statewide, and national exposure to the successes of these unprecedented local partnerships.
MITGI will be recognized at an awards presentation on April 13 in Golden Valley.  The event will be attended by nearly 400 manufacturing leaders from throughout the state.