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Our History

In 1955 the Minnesota Tool & Die Association was founded by DeWitt Bills of World Aerospace. He gathered a group of peers whose mission it was to "elevate the contract manufacturing industry in Minnesota to a high level of endeavor and accomplishment for the mutual benefit of all concerned."


Our Initiatives and Vision

Today, we continue to seek new ways to accomplish that mission for the benefit of our members and our industry.

  • We have built upon our achievements the past 60 years and are the leading voice of the precision manufacturing industry in Minnesota.
  • As an association we have introduced, led, and supported initiatives that keep manufacturing in Minnesota a strong and vital component of the state's economy.

It is our vision that Minnesota will be the recognized world leader in precision manufacturing and related technologies. We are committing to "drive success in Minnesota precision manufacturing," by being a leader in the conversations surrounding workforce development, legislative changes that impact manufacturers, and with other associations to have a positive impact on the image and importance of manufacturing.


Our Membership

MPMA is 325+ member companies strong, consisting of:

  • Precision and advanced manufacturing companies
  • Associate member companies who support areas such as steel, industrial supply, machine tool dealers, heat treaters, platers, etc.
  • Affiliate member companies who provide financial, banking, insurance, and consultant services
  • Schools, colleges, and universities

As we continue to serve the precision manufacturing industry in Minnesota, MPMA invites you to become an active member. Help us create the next 60 years of growth and success for our association and the manufacturing industry in Minnesota.


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