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South Dakota Manufacturing and Technology Solutions

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The South Dakota Manufacturing and Technology Solutions’ mission is “To provide solutions which will assist all of South Dakota manufacturers to prosper and grow”. We support industry and business in the workplace—whether that's in the office, on the factory floor, at a hospital, in a bank, or on the job site. With our manufacturing experts and network of industry resources, we provide the change that makes the significant difference between surviving and thriving. Our tailored solutions, university and community connections, and engineering know-how can help your company stay abreast of the latest technologies and best practices in engineering and business management. Ultimately, our aim is to help you increase productivity, efficiency, safety and quality. As a result, your profits rise and your business thrives. Our vision is “To be the first choice of South Dakota manufacturers, as a trusted partner, to advance their economic prosperity and become best in their markets”. Backed by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), South Dakota Manufacturing and Technology Solutions has access to a vast number of both public and private resources and certified trainers with experience in business and industry. 

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Success Stories

Picture Perfect Inspecting

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Leadership at ESI reached out to MTS for help with identifying and integrating technology that would assist with their inspection process. ESI felt confident collaborating with MTS because of the center’s automation expertise, programming abilities, and a strong past working relationship. Together they decided on building an automated inspection

Concrete Success with Lean Transformation

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Familiar with South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solution (MTS) through completing his lean certification and traveling to Kentucky to see robust lean practices in action, President Carl Carlson knew the importance of educating his employees on Lean manufacturing, so he decided to enroll his 25 employees in Lean 101 Training.While everyone

Robotic Technology Helps Offset Workforce Shortage

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Even with all their workforce efforts, the tight labor market and economic expansion required Applied Engineering, Inc. & The Freeman Company to look for innovative solutions to combat the workforce shortage they faced. The company decided to contact South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solutions (MTS), a NIST MEP affiliate, who they viewed as a

"The knowledge and training that SDMTS offers has truly helped ESI to secure a Lean culture, which has had a great impact on the company’s growth and ability to meet the ever changing needs of our customers."

—Fred Ledwell, Director of Manufacturing

Created March 18, 2019, Updated June 2, 2020