Local area high school students and MME group recently participated in the Manufacturing Pathways Career Day. As an active member in the community, we support opportunities to elevate our community and the manufacturing industry.

Students took a tour of MME group and spoke with toolmakers, development engineers, quality engineers and program managers. Employees shared experiences, spoke about mastering their manufacturing skills, and discussed the opportunities that the manufacturing industry has afforded them.


MME group along with another local manufacturer and the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation participated in Manufacturing Pathways Career Day. The experience allowed students to explore real world career opportunities in manufacturing. “Opening our doors was as rewarding for us as it was the students,” said Brian Bussmann, vice president at MME group.

St. Paul, MN, November 2015 –

The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) honored MME group with the 2015 VHEDC Business Achievement Award for the ability to thrive and support the local economy, and for excellent in our industry.

The VHEDC is a private non-profit organization made up of investing businesses since 1984. Its mission is to enhance economic development in the City of Vadnais Heights and the surrounding areas through the attraction, retention, and expansion of existing businesses and industries.

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, MME group and other nominees attended a prestigious dinner and awards ceremony at the Vadnais Heights Commons. To be eligible for the award, the VHEDC requires businesses to demonstrate a strong commitment to social responsibility and exemplify strong community involvement. We demonstrated our efforts by supporting volunteerism and investing in our employees.

During the past few years, we’ve weaved community engagement and employees success into the company’s strategic plans. We invest in our employees’ professional development for their long-term success; employees are provided continuing education to enhance their skills. We provide internal training opportunities, as well as industry-specific education in partnership with a local community college. Community involvement is encourage through paid time off volunteering – employees have logged more than 100 hours in 2015.

“We’re honored to have earned the award. We owe much of our success to all 100-plus employees who drive the business forward each day,” said Brian Bussmann, vice president at MME group. He continued, “Our commitment to employees and the community is the foundation for our past and future success.”