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Alliant Castings, based in Winona, Minnesota, is a foundry manufacturing abrasion and impact resistant castings for a variety of heavy-duty industries including

Acting Fast to Slow Machinist Turnover

Although the company had been steadily growing and adding employees, it continued to experience high turnover, especially among entry-level employees. A.R.E

Words Should Matter to Leaders

In an exchange with a colleague the other day, I shared a phrase my grandmother often used to say, “nothing’s so bad it can’t get worse.” Throughout my life, I

Workforce Tips for Manufacturers

This blog post is part one of a two part series. As a manufacturer, you don’t want workers – you want company ambassadors. Workers are individuals who show

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Manufacturing Innovation, the blog of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), is a resource for manufacturers, industry experts and the public on key U.S. manufacturing topics. There are articles for those looking to dive into new strategies emerging in manufacturing as well as useful information on tools and opportunities for manufacturers.

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