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February 11, 2016
MPMA Member Tour – Tennant

Breakfast Time:
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Location:
Good Day Cafe
5410 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Tour Time:
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Tour Location:
Tennant Company
701 Lilac Dr N
Minneapolis, MN 55422


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With a vision to become a global leader in sustainable cleaning innovation that empowers our customers to create a cleaner, safer and healthier world, Tennant creates solutions that are changing the way the world cleans. Tennant products include equipment used to maintain indoor and outdoor surfaces, as well as TennantTrue® financing solutions, equipment parts, service, and maintenance to help ensure superior cleaning performance from your Tennant machines.

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February 18, 2016
MPMA Member Program

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

DoubleTree Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Join us for an informative presentation on safety grants by Breca Tschida, Ergonomist and Industrial Hygienist for MNOSHA’s Consultative Group Workplace Safety Consultation and Margie Mohr, Safety Grant Specialist for the Safety Grant Program. Learn more about The Safety Grant Program, administered by MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation and award funds up to $10,000 that are available for qualifying employers for projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers. This session will cover what the requirements are to apply for the grant, how to apply, what information is required, and who to call for help with your application. Be sure to attend to learn more about what types of projects are approved in manufacturing!

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February 24, 2016
Enterprise Minnesota’s 2016 State of Manufacturing® Focus Group

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

MPMA Offices
5353 Wayzata Blvd. #350
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Now in its 8th year, The 2016 State of Manufacturing® is the most comprehensive annual survey of Minnesota’s manufacturers that reveals their perceptions and opinions on the economy and other major issues impacting business. Meeting Street Research, Enterprise Minnesota’s pollster, will conduct a telephone survey of 400 Minnesota-based manufacturers beginning February 15 through March 1, and to complement the survey data, 17 focus groups will be held throughout the state. We must limit the group to 12 manufacturers, so the sooner you RSVP the better!

Please RSVP to Angela Petersen @


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New Membership Benefit:



Save 15-35% on business supplies and services with your MPMA membership!

  • - Uniforms
  • - Office supplies
  • - Merchant card fees
  • - Corrugated packaging supplies
  • - More!

There is no fee, and you order directly from contracted suppliers in the quantities you need!

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Save on Business Services Through CBIZ!

  • - CBIZ provides expertise in financial & tax services, employee benefits consulting, payroll and more
    - Receive a 20% discount off payroll standard fees
    - Preferred pricing, up to a 10% discount, on financial, tax & consulting services
    - MPMA receives a referral fee

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Industry Happenings

DEED Made In Minnesota Directory

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