Manufacturing

Law

Local 3D-Printing Firm Denies Patent Infringement Claims

Afinia is pushing back against 3D-printing giant Stratasys, which claims in a lawsuit that Afinia is infringing on four of Stratasys’ patents.

January 06, 2014

M&A

Graco Expands Products With Two Acquisitions

Graco, Inc., bought QED Environmental Systems and EcoQuip in December for an undisclosed sum.

January 02, 2014

Herb Zien

LiquidCool Solutions Is Heating Up

The financing efforts of Rochester firm LiquidCool are helping it gain the attention of data centers.

December 20, 2013

Tim Herbert

This Med-Tech Firm Is An Inspired Endeavor

After raising nearly $60 million, Inspire CEO Tim Herbert is feeling confident about his company’s 2014 commercial launch of a sleep apnea product

December 20, 2013

Canadian Co. Picks MN For $2M R&D Facility, Adding MN Jobs

Maple Grove has been chosen as the site for Price Mechanical’s new design center, which will also serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters and bring 40 new jobs.

December 19, 2013

Taconite production on Iron Range: 'Good this year; better next year'

Taconite production on Minnesota’s Iron Range dipped by 2 percent in 2013, but experts think next year could bring the highest output in more than a decade. A state revenue official tells the...

December 17, 2013

Brazil And South Korea Chosen For MN’s New Trade Offices

In addition to the newly announced offices, Minnesota also has plans for a foreign trade office in Germany and has already established an office in China.

December 17, 2013

3M HQ

3M Stock Jumps On Earnings, Dividend, And Spending Plans

3M released its 2014 earnings outlook and said it plans to spend between $5 billion and $10 billion on acquisitions over the next five years.

December 17, 2013

Senator Amy Klobuchar

Klobuchar Pushes Policies She Says Will Boost Manufacturing

A recent report from Senator Amy Klobuchar and other lawmakers provides advice for increasing U.S. manufacturing production and jobs.

December 17, 2013

Groups ask feds to study mining's impact on Lake Superior

A coalition of more than 50 groups from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to study the cumulative effects of existing and proposed mining projects on...

December 16, 2013

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