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Manufacturing Links

Use these resources to find out more about manufacturing.

There are a variety of great websites available as you explore manufacturing careers, education, and jobs. Both local and national websites are listed.

Minnesota Resources for Career Explorers and Job Seekers

360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence
Prepares students for careers in manufacturing and applied engineering. Includes information on wages, education, and job openings in the manufacturing and engineering industries. 360° is a collaboration between nine Minnesota educational institutions.

Green Jobs in Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Dream It. Do It.
Minnesota Project Lead the Way
Skills USA Minnesota
The Works: A Hands-on Museum

Minnesota Resources, Other

Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (MNCEME)
Serves industry as a first-contact resource for continuing education, emerging technology, and the development of future workers by promoting opportunities for students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math career fields. MNCEME is a collaboration between 11 Minnesota educational institutions.

BlueGreen Alliance
Minnesota Manufacturers Directory

National Resources

Career ME: Your Career in Advanced Manufacturing
Careers in Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Discover Engineering
Engineer Girl
International Manufacturing Technology Show
Manufacturing Industry Guide, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Manufacturing is Cool
Modern Machine Shop
National Engineers Week Foundation
National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.
The Futures Channel (Videos)
The Machining Journal

Business and Professional Associations

Minnesota Associations

Central Minnesota Manufacturing Association (CMMA)
CMMA is a unified, cooperative resource for manufacturers in Central Minnesota. It provides a forum for sharing ideas and information and will assist in a dialog regarding the economic and social value of manufacturing to the public, educational institutions, and government entities.

Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association (AMFA)
Association of Operations Management (APICS)
BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota
Manufacturers Alliance
Midwest Manufacturers Association (MMA)
Minnesota Manufacturers' Coalition, Committee of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA)

A comprehensive list of business and professional associations (262KB, .pdf) within Minnesota is also available, including many associations in manufacturing.

National Associations

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
NAM is the nation's largest industrial trade association representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.

American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA)
American Mold Builders Association (AMBA)
Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI)
National Council for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM)
NorthEast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance
Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA)
Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Tooling and Manufacturing Association (TMA)
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association (TSMA)

An extensive list of business and professional associations across the nation is also available.