This Oakdale Manufacturer is Hiring Workers Before It Has a Job for Them
This Oakdale Manufacturer is Hiring Workers Before It Has a Job for Them

During the training, the employees gain skills before transitioning into actual jobs when someone retires or quits, or if new positions are created.

Pentair Spin-off nVent’s Growth Potential is ‘Electrifying’, Says New CEO Beth Wozniak
Pentair Spin-off nVent’s Growth Potential is ‘Electrifying’, Says New CEO Beth Wozniak

Wozniak discussed some of the process toward separating nVent from Pentair, as well as the immediate market potential she sees for the company now that it is an independent business.

3M Stock Tumbles After Lowering of Earnings, Organic Sales Outlook
3M Stock Tumbles After Lowering of Earnings, Organic Sales Outlook

Some industry analysts believe the decreased forecast is a ploy to set incoming 3M CEO Michael Roman up for a positive first year.

Protolabs Buys Brooklyn Park Plant, Plans to Hire 150 Workers at Site By 2021
Protolabs Buys Brooklyn Park Plant, Plans to Hire 150 Workers at Site By 2021

The new facility will house its fast-growing CNC machining operations.

Michael Roman to Replace Inge Thulin as 3M CEO in July
Michael Roman to Replace Inge Thulin as 3M CEO in July

After more than six years as CEO of the company behind Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape, Thulin will move on to a new position on 3M's board.

How Trump's Metal Tariffs Stand to Impact U.S. (And Specifically Minnesota) Industries
How Trump's Metal Tariffs Stand to Impact U.S. (And Specifically Minnesota) Industries

A lot depends on how other nations react to the new taxes.

Ikonics Posts Record Sales Quarter, But Finishes in Red for Full-Year 2017
Ikonics Posts Record Sales Quarter, But Finishes in Red for Full-Year 2017

The imaging company reported nearly $5 million in sales in its fourth quarter, but capped the year with an overall loss of nearly a quarter-million dollars.

3M Reports Record Q4 Sales, Raises 2018 Outlook Citing New Tax Law
3M Reports Record Q4 Sales, Raises 2018 Outlook Citing New Tax Law

Fourth quarter sales jumped 9 percent year-over-year, the Maplewood-based maker of Scotch tape and Post-It Notes said, while its earnings significantly dropped.

Local Manufacturers Discuss Strategies to Overcome Labor Shortage, High Taxes
Local Manufacturers Discuss Strategies to Overcome Labor Shortage, High Taxes

Companies are using internships, apprenticeships and targeted strategies to identify and develop the talent pool they need.