St. Paul, MN, January 2015 – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded MME group a $50,000 grant through the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program.

The MJSP program works strategically with businesses and educational institutions to train or retrain workers, expand work opportunities, and keep high-quality jobs in the state.

MME group has partnered with Century College in White Bear Lake, Minn., to develop customized technical training for its production, engineering, quality systems and human resources employees.

MME group is in the process of internally revamping much of its training documentation and working to build a web-based training application that will serve as a repository for training documents and presenters.

Customized courses will include: lean manufacturing principals; machine and assembly operator advancement; setup and process engineering; CAD/CAM software training and inspection; and, CMM training and certifications. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded.

“We place a tremendous amount of value in workforce training and professional growth,” said Bob Archambault, president of MME group. “Working with Century College to develop innovative manufacturing skills training will expand opportunities for current and future employees.”

The project will run through Feb. 2016 and will benefit more than 60 MME group employees.

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About MME group
MME group is a leading ISO 13485:2012 certified custom plastic injection molding company offering end-to-end integrated manufacturing solutions for simple to complex individual components and electro mechanical assemblies of small to medium-sized parts. Services include: Full product development, tooling design, in-house tool construction, production molding, electro-mechanical assembly, program management, 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.

The MME group uses the latest technologies, quality processes, and skilled professionals—always striving to find the best solutions to fit your needs. Make MME group your contract-manufacturing partner for short lead times, highest quality and cost competitiveness.

MME group added a 700-ton molding machine and upgraded Visual Display Unit controller for precision molding of larger parts.

The MME group 700-ton Sumitomo Demag injection molding machine with VDU Control® is unmatched in the industry. A machine of this caliber outperforms machines of similar capacity because of its ability to manufacture high precision molding with shot-to-shot repeatability and optimized cycle times for larger parts.

The 700-ton Demag delivers 700 tons of clamping force and injection capacity of up to 80 oz. GPPS, which is suitable for molding large parts.

The press is a start-of-the-art injection molding machine utilizing a field-proven responsive controller Visual Display Unit, the VDU® Control by Von Dorn. The VDU’s upgraded settings, controls and graphics are ultra-fast and able to complete system scans in less than half a millisecond.

“Standard VDUs have served the plastics manufacturing industry well,” said Brian Bussmann, vice president at MME group. “However, MME group promises to deliver large, high quality parts under the most challenging time constraints. Our 700-ton machine’s optimizing capability helps us deliver on that promise.”

The machine is equally impressive with high precision molding.

High precision molding gives greater control over flash and waste. It provides a quicker curing time and is an optimal manufacturing method for many large plastic components.

The 700-ton press is the ideal solution for engineers and technical professionals who have high quality standards as the machine provides more precise and repeatable outcomes at every run. MME group also holds certifications in quality management systems.

MME group holds general ISO certifications for quality management systems (ISO 9002:2008); a specialized certification for medical component manufacturing (ISO 13485:2012); and is ITAR registration for adhering to U.S. export laws for government projects.

Learn more about MME group’s services. If you have questions about MME group’s large parts manufacturing services, please email or call (651) 483-0965.