Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence is the leader in engaging industry, enhancing education, and inspiring students. We accomplish this through our Minnesota Manufactured™ program.


Engaging industry.
Enhancing education.
Inspiring students.

We strive to bridge the gap between manufacturers and employees by engaging manufacturers, enhancing educational and training opportunities for current manufacturing employees, and inspiring students to explore a career pathway in advanced manufacturing.

Statewide Tour of Manufacturing 2022 Sponsors

Otter Tail County

https://ottertailcountymn.us/ Otter Tail County’s Youth Workforce Navigation Program supports youth workforce development by building relationships between school districts, students, and employers in the county. This program is part of the County’s OTC Works workforce initiative to promote job opportunities, provide training to recruit and retain workers, and create connections for future workforce needs. The goal of these youth workforce efforts is to provide work-based learning and career exploration opportunities to students in Otter Tail County as they plan for their future.

Mars Supply

https://www.marssupply.com/ Established in 1924, Mars Supply is an independent, family-owned company offering a wide variety of industrial supplies to industries throughout the Upper Midwest. We carry over 25,000 SKUs of brand-name supplies at two distribution centers, providing local delivery and same-day shipment to foundries, machine shops, mining companies, railroads, power companies and manufacturers throughout the region.y use on a daily basis.

Rotation Engineering

https://rotationengineering.com/ Rotation Engineering & Manufacturing is an industry-leading metal stamping company based in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. For nearly 50 years, we have been manufacturing metal parts for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and quality manufacturers throughout the United States and beyond. You can find our parts in the world’s finest snowmobiles, ATVs, camping equipment, bridges, and equipment you may use on a daily basis.

Metal Craft

https://mcandrs.com/ Metal Craft and Riverside are a service provider in custom precision manufacturing, dedicated to quality, service, innovation and people. For more than 40 years, our clients have trusted us to craft the components that build the medical devices that save lives. They’ve counted on us to create the aeronautical equipment that protects our war-fighters. They’ve depended on us to defend the tiniest details. And we have not failed them.

We work with all Minnesota State colleges and universities to enhance educational programs and inspire youth to pursue exciting careers in manufacturing.