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Manufacturing Day - October 5, 2018

Governor Burgum has declared Friday, October 5, 2018, as Manufacturing Day in North Dakota!

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Why Join NPMA?
September 10, 2018

Why Join NPMA?

NPMA will negotiate deals with suppliers of the products and services that their members will utilize or use on a regular basis. One important example is group health insurance. NPMA is creating an Association Group Health Insurance Plan that will be available to NPMA members on January 1, 2019.

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Impact Dakota is scheduling the next round of LECP sessions

The Impact Dakota LEAN Enterprise Certification Program (LECP) helps businesses achieve higher profitability by building internal capability and capacity to improve QUALITY, COST, and DELIVERY.

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DFARS Compliance for SMBs: Lights, Camera, Solution

If you're a prime or sub-contractor of the DoD in North Dakota, South Dakota or Minnesota, you likely know that DFARS / NIST SP 800-171 compliance is a daunting task. The Government's fiscal year is October 1st, which means contracts after that date will require PROOF of DFARS compliance...and it's not too late!

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Grant Writing Webinar Series: All  You Need to Succeed

Beginning October 10, 2018, this series includes seven 60-minute webinars, delivered once a month in the convenience of your home or office and addressing issues commonly encountered in the grants process.

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Intense Innovation Workshop
September 10, 2018

Intense Innovation Workshop

Business profitability and sustainability can be dramatically improved through innovation. This workshop teaches personal innovation skills, innovative idea creation, and a process for implementation

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Northern Plains Manufacturers Association

Manufacturing companies in North Dakota are a significant contributor to the state’s economy. We employ over 24,500 people and contribute $3.71 billion of output. It is important for manufacturers in North Dakota to have a voice in our state and federal government and to work with regulatory agencies to ensure fair treatment.

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Impact Dakota is presenting this half-day learning opportunity that is developed to further its services to manufacturing clients helping them to improve their production and operations. This seminar presents a macro-level approach to production subsystems and practical considerations for production planning and scheduling.

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Impact Dakota is scheduling the next round of LECP sessions

The Impact Dakota LEAN Enterprise Certification Program (LECP) helps businesses achieve higher profitability by building internal capability and capacity to improve QUALITY, COST, and DELIVERY.

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PCQI Food Safety Course
August 9, 2018

PCQI Food Safety Course

One of the most significant new rules is the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule. This rule (mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)) states that every human food manufacturer, except for the very smallest who will have modified requirements, must have somebody on staff who has completed a Preventive Controls for Human Food class.

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Let's Get You Certified!
August 7, 2018

Let's Get You Certified!

Are you a past LECP participant and haven't completed your Lean Bronze Certification? We can help! Certification can help you become a high-value commodity to your employer and be among the most sought-after individuals in your industry.

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An extremely critical product that can provide benefit for you and your employees

The Northern Plains Manufacturing Association (NPMA) is proud to introduce to you to the launch of an extremely critical product that can provide benefit for you and your employees for years to come. We are offering a Group Health Plan designed specifically for North Dakota manufacturers, regardless of size or number of employees. This plan is designed with you in mind, and gives a money saving opportunity with several options to meet your specific operational requirements.

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Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Training — June 18-20 • Bismarck

If you manufacture, process, pack or hold food in the USA, you may need PCQI! Those who need to direct, manage or perform the duties of a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual, including executives such as VP Regulatory, Director of Food Safety, Plant Managers, Maintenance Managers, Production Supervisors, Quality Assurance personnel, and Training personnel. Bringing key leaders and cross functional team members to the course can be instrumental in building or strengthening your food safety culture.

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Discover first-hand what is at the heart of the lean business model through a series of plant tours, talks, and peer networking. You will see the tools and systems of operational excellence in action as you tour companies demonstrating excellence in the fundamentals such as 5S, visual management, problem solving, standardized work, quality at the source, safety, continuous flow, intelligent automation and much more.

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