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14
Nov

The Upside of Trade Groups

A few years ago, I thought it would be beneficial to join my local trade association, the Minnesota Precision Manufacturers Association (MPMA).  I had attended a few of their events as a guest of vendors and knew several people who were already involved in the organization. After joining and attending a few professional and social …

20
Sep

IMTS 2016 – International Manufacturing and Technology Show

2016 brought us another round of the International Manufacturing and Technology Show in Chicago, Illinois.  Every two years, the IMTS show brings together the big names in manufacturing, predominately representing the metal cutting industry.  It also attracts hundreds of thousands of business owners, machinists, distributors, and media to see the newest technology in manufacturing.  Needless …

10
Jun

Leading By Example

I recently read an article about the CEO of Minneapolis based Graco and their CEO Pat McHale.  The article did a great job introducing Mr. McHale and his dedication to the company, relationship with employees, and some of his philosophies on management, leadership, and business.  They include: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU START, ONLY THAT YOU …

2
Feb

Imagineering Machine Inc. adds 5-Axis Machine Tool

With the addition of the 5-axis machine tool, Imagineering Machine Inc. offers more than ever. Imagineering Machine Inc. is excited to announce the addition a new 5-Axis machine tool, the Quaser MF400C/U.  The new machine tool allows increased accuracy and reduced set-up time for both prototype and production orders giving us the ability to deliver accurate …

13
Oct

Imagineering Machine Inc. President nominated for Award

Congrats to Imagineering Machine Inc. President Jesse Schelitzche for his nomination in the ‘Emerging Leader’ category for the 2015 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards presented by Minnesota Business Magazine.  “It is an honor to be included with such a great group of peers and companies” commented Schelitzche.  “I love manufacturing and its impact on the Minnesota economy …

28
Jul

Precision Machining Magazine Who’s Who – Jesse Schelitzche – President of Imagineering Machine Inc.

Jesse Schelitzche, President of Imagineering Machine Inc, was featured in the July issue of Precision Manufacturing Magazine.  The article highlights his road to leading a manufacturing company, some of the experiences he’s encountered running a 2nd generation family business, and how he spends his free time.  Read more about Jesse, his family, Imagineering Machine Inc, …

8
Apr

Ethics > Experience: The Hiring Game

As the manufacturing industry grows, common headlines and news reports point to a lack of qualified and experienced workers who can fill open positions.  Employers across the country are struggling to find trained machinists and welders (among other skilled trades) who can step in to fill open positions. State and federal political figures have stepped up …

3
Feb

Imagineering Machine Inc. celebrates 30 years!

In October, Imagineering Machine Inc. celebrated its 30th year in business by inviting current and former employees, customers, and family to share memories of the past 30 years. The stories emphasized the incredible customers we’ve met, friends and colleagues we’ve lost through the years, and the dedicated employees who have been along for the ride …

1
Feb

Imagineering Machine Inc.

Imagineering Machine Inc. is excited to announce that a portion of our site will be dedicated to highlighting projects we have recently completed in our shop.  These projects will emphasize the intricate machining techniques used, tight tolerances requested by our customers, and unique metal finishes required to complete the job. We appreciate your support of …