Enterprise Minnesota Executive Manufacturing Forum

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February 11 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Great River Energy
12300 Elm Creek Blvd
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

next Executive Manufacturing Forum will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11 at Great River Energy, 12300 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove. The forum is exclusively for manufacturers and free of charge.

The keynote presentation will be given by Mark Haveman, executive director of the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, a Minnesota-based organization that provides well-respected policy analysis. He’ll set the stage for the event with a talk entitled, “Heaven or Hell: Will the Real Minnesota Business Climate Please Stand Up?”

Mark received his B.A. from Calvin College and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He has written widely on state and local tax policy apnd government finance. He was a member of Governor Pawlenty’s 21st Century Tax Reform Commission, served four years on the Board of Trustees of the Governmental Research Association, and has served on policy and project advisory boards for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, as well as for several state agencies, academic institutions and private foundations.

(Not for nothing, the Center’s website points out that Mark once wrote a technical guide on waste reduction and process improvement in the electroplating and metal finishing industries. That might not be a draw for many audiences, but for us it makes him something of a rock star!)

He’ll be followed by three business growth experts from Enterprise Minnesota who will discuss “Five Solutions for Growing Profitably.” Don’t let the plain title fool you. Their presentation has become one of the hottest presentations we’re giving these days, as they outline how market-leading manufacturers today are making great leaps with a holistic attitude that combines all of their productive processes into one strategic approach.

Following this, Bob Kill, Enterprise Minnesota’s president and CEO will facilitate a panel discussion entitled “Solutions to Manufacturers’ Challenges that Are Working!” Participants will include:

  • Tim Herold, president & CEO, Herold Precision Manufacturing;
  • Joe Mulford, president, Pine Technical and Community College;
  • Gregg Phelps, president & CEO, Control Assemblies Company; and
  • Joe Plunger, CEO/owner, Midwest Metal Products.

There will be lots of time for networking. It is a terrific opportunity to renew connections with your fellow manufacturers or to meet them for the first time. You never know, you might meet your next customer and/or supplier.

If you're a manufacturer and want to register, email us at events@enterpriseminnesota.org and we'll put you on the list