Manufacturing accounts for more than 12 million jobs in the U.S1. It is a critical industry with an economic impact that goes far beyond the manufacturing sector. With higher than average employee wages and the “multiplier effect,” manufacturing is an economic game-changer.

In the second quarter of 2015, the average total annual compensation (including benefits, insurance and retirement) earned by a manufacturing employee was $76,8772, whereas, those employed in the private sector earned an average of $45,3693. Manufacturing employees’ higher wages open the doors to a higher standard of living and overall greater spending—money that is put back into the economy.

Manufacturing creates a cycle of growth that affects other sectors. As manufacturing grows, it requires more employees, resources and suppliers to support its output. Directly and indirectly, supporting sectors increase their activities, resources and create new jobs as well.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis summary provided by the Manufacturing Institute, every dollar input into final sales of manufactured products supports $1.33 in economic output from other sectors4. The effect manufacturing has on other sectors and the economy is called the multiplier effect. No other sector has a greater effect than manufacturing!

Manufacturers develop national wealth and power through innovation. The economic significance of the manufacturing industry is impressive while perhaps underestimated. Manufacturing is arguably the main driver of economic growth in the U.S.A. and we’re proud to be a part of its success.

Learn more about MME group contract manufacturing services.


1,2 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Manufacturing: NAICS 31-33

3 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Economic News Release. Sept. 9, 2015.

4 Manufacturing Institute – U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Annual Input-Output Tables

We are adding to our family and searching for a Development Project Coordinator. This is a unique position that with the right person will grow into a Program Manager.

This position assists MME Program Managers in all aspects of a customer program as needed as it moves from design & development through the production process by coordinating and maintaining internal and external communications to meet the customer’s deadlines. The Project Coordinator assures customer satisfaction through interpersonal communication skills, accurate data entry, proper pricing of orders, timely shipping and continuous follow-up.

Some of the responsibilities:

  • Successfully onboard new customers and programs delivered from the Sales and Account Management Departments.
  • Communicate client agendas/needs to colleagues and management – identify potential concerns with capabilities and customer requests.
  • Receives telephone requests for Development price quotations, purchase orders, order changes, adjustments, and cancellations directly from domestic & international customers, original equipment manufacturers, and distributors.
  • Maintain profitability during development by helping to drive budgets from conception of projects to completion. This includes employee hours spent on Jobs are tracked and logged (SFLH – Support Function Labor Hours.)
  • Handles troubleshooting of issues and needs for customers. When conflict becomes emotionally charged, the Project Coordinator works as the mediator to deflate the situation concerning both parties.
  • Keeps tabs on all Development Programs and notifies customer of activity such as scheduling changes, tool updates, budgets, and qualification status of product in the Bio-Gal as requested by the Program Managers.
  • Responds within 24hrs to customers’ requests via telephone, email or mail.
  • Personal performance measurements are largely based off of the performance of other individuals whereupon a firm & logical approach to emotional situations is greatly needed.

Skills Required:

  • High School Diploma;2+ years college or trade school
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates and drives MME’s culture.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in word processing, Video Conferencing, Excel spreadsheet, presentation software (preferably in Microsoft Suite) and CAD experience would be a plus.
  • Epicor or other MRP experience a plus.
  • The ability and wisdom to maintain strong customer relations during all types of circumstances.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and product life cycles.
  • Be self- disciplined in time management by prioritizing multiple tasks and carry them to timely completion.
  • Knowledge of medical devices, telecomm, automotive or electronics product development preferred.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 30lbs unaided.


MME group offers an outstanding work environment, flexible schedules, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package.

St. Paul, MN, October 2015 – Bob Archambault, president of MME group, Inc., was recognized as a finalist for the Minnesota Business magazine 2015 Minnesota Manufacturing Executive of the Year Award. The Awards were held on September 24, 2015 at Aria in downtown Minneapolis.

Minnesota Business magazine recognizes local small and midsize companies for their contributions to the Minnesota community. The 2015 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards specifically recognize companies and executives in the manufacturing industry.

The 2015 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards takes into account the nominee’s experience, career trajectory in the industry, and aspirations; leadership role and accomplishments within his or her current company; and, leadership role and accomplishments within the Minnesota manufacturing industry and the broader community.

“I feel fortunate to be recognized as a finalist for the Executive of the Year at the Minnesota Manufacturing Awards. I consider it an honor to lead MME group and owe its success to the employees who give their best day-in and day-out,” said Archambault.

To learn more about Bob Archambault, connect with him on LinkedIn. To learn more about MME group visit


About MME group

MME group is a leading contract manufacturer of small to medium-sized parts and products. Services include: Full product development, tooling, molding and assembly. We provide program, quality, supply chain and inventory management.

With some of the fastest turnaround times for contract manufacturing companies in the United States, MME group’s speed to market is unmatched providing you with a competitive advantage on low cost manufacturing.

MME group provides the best solutions to fit your needs with unmatched care, quality systems and technical expertise. Make MME group your contract manufacturing partner for short lead times, highest quality and cost competitiveness. Visit