Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding, Inc. Wins Image Award in the 2015 Manufacturing Awards by Minnesota Business Magazine

HUTCHINSON, MN – September 28, 2015

Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding, Inc. (MITGI) has received the Image Award in the Minnesota Business Magazine 2015 Manufacturing Awards.  A two-time recipient, MITGI is recognized for work done to enhance the industry’s image and the appeal of careers in manufacturing.

“Some of the most important work that we do is to help to promote manufacturing and careers in the industry,” explains Sheila Murphy, Director of HR and Safety.  “By collaborating with area businesses and school partners, we’re working to help students find the connection between their interests and talents to good-paying, readily available jobs in manufacturing.”

Eric Lipke, MITGI President, adds, “Manufacturing is an essential component to the success of our local and statewide economy.  By connecting students, parents, and schools to the greater manufacturing community, we can help show what modern manufacturing looks like and explore the kinds of careers that exist in the industry.  We find that early exposure to manufacturing as a career path helps students to formulate plans for a productive future that benefits the whole community.”

MITGI promotes manufacturing through tours that help students and parents explore career opportunities, MITGI-sponsored scholarships, paid job shadowing and internships, executive level participation in advisory boards, and by providing leadership in regional manufacturing initiatives.  “At MITGI, these initiatives are led by dedicated, talented employees,” describes Jennie Nelson, Director of Sales and Marketing.  “We are grateful for the hard work they do each day; and are proud to support and promote manufacturing innovation in our community.”

The winners in each category were announced at the 2015 Manufacturing Awards event, held on September 24, 2015 at Aria in Downtown Minneapolis.  Each category winner will be featured in the October 2015 issue of Minnesota Business Magazine.

Located in Hutchinson, MN, MITGI manufactures and markets standard and custom cutting tools. Combining innovation with quality and repeatability, MITGI tools have become the product of choice in many R&D departments and manufacturing facilities that serve the medical, automotive, computer, and aerospace industries. MITGI is the recipient of the Image Award (2014 & 2015, Minnesota Business Magazine Manufacturing Award), 100 Best Companies to Work for Award (2015, Minnesota Business Magazine), and the Top 150 Workplaces Award (2015, Star Tribune).

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