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FABTECH 2022 Recap

FabTech 2022 Highlights Recap

FABTECH is the North American metal fabricating industry’s premier event every year. It is run in partnership by some of the biggest trade associations in

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Manufacturing Day with hard hat American flag and hand tools

Happy Manufacturing Day

Ten years ago, in 2012, the Fabricators and Manufacturers’ Association (FMA) founded Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). MFG Day is a national movement to show the

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Steven Bryan and Josh at IMTS 2022

IMTS 2022 Highlights and Recap

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) occurs in Chicago every two years. It is normally one of the biggest events worldwide in all of manufacturing

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American Business Women's Day Banner

American Business Women’s Day

Today, September 22nd, is American Businesswomen’s Day! This day was made to honor the women in our workforce and the impact that they have created.

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MAY 22 2019-NEW YORK: U.S. Navy Sailor from the USS New York stands at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station on the Military Island Plaza in Times Square during Fleet Week in Manhattan on May 22, 2019.

How It’s Made – USS New York

On September 11th, 2001, the unthinkable happened when four airplanes were hijacked by militants associated with the extremist group al Qaeda. Of the four planes,

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World Beard Day. Holiday concept. Template for background, banner, card, poster with text inscription. Vector EPS10 illustration.

World Beard Day

What Beard Are You?? September 3rd is World Beard Day! What is Beard Day? It occurs every year on the first Saturday in September. On

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Grief Awareness

National Grief Awareness Day

National Grief Awareness Day is August 30 this year. It began almost a decade ago. The intention of this day (and National Grief Awareness Month

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How Gasoline is Made Man at Pump

How It’s Made: Gasoline

The prices at the pumps have been higher than ever recently. In fact, US gas prices were the highest they’ve ever been which has many

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Manufacturing Day with hard hat American flag and hand tools

Happy Manufacturing Day

Ten years ago, in 2012, the Fabricators and Manufacturers’ Association (FMA) founded Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). MFG Day is a national movement to show the

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MAY 22 2019-NEW YORK: U.S. Navy Sailor from the USS New York stands at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station on the Military Island Plaza in Times Square during Fleet Week in Manhattan on May 22, 2019.

How It’s Made – USS New York

On September 11th, 2001, the unthinkable happened when four airplanes were hijacked by militants associated with the extremist group al Qaeda. Of the four planes,

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African American factory worker working with adept robotic arm in a workshop . Industry robot programming software for automated manufacturing technology .

Top 10: American Innovations

This week Americans celebrated the 246th birthday of our country. We wanted to pile on by celebrating the 10 greatest inventions our nation has contributed

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history of contract work

This History of Contract Work

The History of Contract Work For most, going to work means you’re an employee of a company, receive a salaried or hourly pay every week

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FABTECH 2022 Recap

FabTech 2022 Highlights Recap

FABTECH is the North American metal fabricating industry’s premier event every year. It is run in partnership by some of the biggest trade associations in

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Mastercam Logo

Mastercam in Manufacturing

If you are a CNC Programmer or would like to become a CNC Programmer, you’ve likely heard of or read about Mastercam. Mastercam is just

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CTE Month

CTE Month

PMG’s Monthly Manufacturing Calendar Highlight PMG supports the American manufacturing industry, directly and indirectly, in any way we can. That’s part of why we take

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manufacturing trends 2021

Manufacturing Trends in 2021

Manufacturing Trends in 2021 PMG works in the heart of manufacturing. We work with those doing the manufacturing (clients) and those who make the manufacturing

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MAY 22 2019-NEW YORK: U.S. Navy Sailor from the USS New York stands at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station on the Military Island Plaza in Times Square during Fleet Week in Manhattan on May 22, 2019.

How It’s Made – USS New York

On September 11th, 2001, the unthinkable happened when four airplanes were hijacked by militants associated with the extremist group al Qaeda. Of the four planes,

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How Gasoline is Made Man at Pump

How It’s Made: Gasoline

The prices at the pumps have been higher than ever recently. In fact, US gas prices were the highest they’ve ever been which has many

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static electricity energy

How It’s Made – Static Electricity

Manufacturing really is the culmination of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). So, let’s go back to the classroom and talking science. More specifically, the

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Grief Awareness

National Grief Awareness Day

National Grief Awareness Day is August 30 this year. It began almost a decade ago. The intention of this day (and National Grief Awareness Month

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Dock worker man wearing safety helmet drinking water at containers cargo

Tips & Tricks: Stay Hydrated

Did you know that FlexTrades has an entire behind the scenes safety team!? It’s called “Safety First”. FlexTrades’ #1 priority is to keep our people

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PTSD awareness month. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder health awareness for banner, poster, card and background design.

PTSD Awareness Month Checklist

June is National PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Month, but it started as just one day. In 2010, the US Senate declared June 27 to

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Sweet Potatoes

Lunchbox Hack – Holiday Leftovers

FlexTrades has lunchbox hacks because FlexTrades believes that those who eat better work better. This blog is our effort to improve the American workforce one

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World Mental Health Day 2021

October 10 was recognized as World Mental Health Day but it’s fair to say mental health is something we should be talking about every day,

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blood donor day

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) takes place on June 14th and is celebrated around the world to raise awareness for the need for safe blood

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Sunscreen

How It’s Made – Sunscreen

There is an old saying that here in Minnesota, we have 11 seasons rather than the typical four. Those are: Winter Fool’s Spring Second Winter

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Grill Food Options

Lunchbox Hack – Edition 10

After decades spent in fields,  shops, and at jobsites, I know that food options can be limited for those trying to fuel themselves through yet

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love yourself

Love Yourself

Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day To my children, Valentine’s Day means decorating boxes for school, filing out Valentine’s Day cards for each of their classmates,

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Lunchbox Hack Cookie

Lunchbox Hack – Edition 7

We’re on a mission to improve break time for the American workforce one lunchbox at a time. From the shop to the warehouse to the

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Winter Driving

Tips for Winter Driving

Winter and winter driving. We all have a little bit of a love/hate relationship with it. The movies make it look like a magical time

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Lunchbox hack

Lunchbox Hack – Edition 6

From the shop to the warehouse to the field, production is powered by people who are fueled by food. We want to help you work

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Lunchbox Hack – Edition 3

PMG wants to break up the bland monotony of the brown bag by improving break time for the American workforce one lunchbox at a time.

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Manufacturing Day with hard hat American flag and hand tools

Happy Manufacturing Day

Ten years ago, in 2012, the Fabricators and Manufacturers’ Association (FMA) founded Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). MFG Day is a national movement to show the

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Steven Bryan and Josh at IMTS 2022

IMTS 2022 Highlights and Recap

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) occurs in Chicago every two years. It is normally one of the biggest events worldwide in all of manufacturing

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MAY 22 2019-NEW YORK: U.S. Navy Sailor from the USS New York stands at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station on the Military Island Plaza in Times Square during Fleet Week in Manhattan on May 22, 2019.

How It’s Made – USS New York

On September 11th, 2001, the unthinkable happened when four airplanes were hijacked by militants associated with the extremist group al Qaeda. Of the four planes,

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World Beard Day. Holiday concept. Template for background, banner, card, poster with text inscription. Vector EPS10 illustration.

World Beard Day

What Beard Are You?? September 3rd is World Beard Day! What is Beard Day? It occurs every year on the first Saturday in September. On

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People vacation in aquapark. Family summer chill aquapark or swim hotel pool party, parents child entertainment sea extreme waterpark slide attraction, vector illustration of aquapark recreation

Happy National Waterpark Day!

Fun Fact: The world’s largest pool is 14 times larger than Gillette Stadium’s field…this saltwater pool in Chile is 19.77 acres long…that’s almost 15 football

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National postage stamp day

National Postage Stamp Day!

Happy National Postage Stamp Day! The first postage stamp was used in 1847. Before this, the U.S. mail traveled “postage due.” This meant that the

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Happy First Day of Summer!

Tuesday June 21, 2022  Happy first official day of summer 2022, this day is also known as Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice will occur at

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Steven & Wyatt Father and Son Time

What I’ll Teach My Son

Rejoice fathers everywhere! Father’s Day is a day to celebrate ourselves and our own fathers! It’s times like this that we take time to ask

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Things My Dad Taught Me

Growing up on farm, I often felt more like a hired hand than a child when spending time with my father. Whether he was at

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Flag Day US Flag

Happy Flag Day!

 Flag Day is a day reserved for honoring the national flag of our country. It is celebrated on June 14th each year in the United

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Group graduate.University graduates line up hold degree award in graduation ceremony rear view

Congrats, Grad!

FlexTrades wants to take the time to acknowledge and congratulate all the high school and college seniors that are graduating this year!   I (Bailey)

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Q4 Charitable Initiative

Spreading Joy this Holiday Season   ‘Giving is not just about making a donation.  It is about making a difference.’ ~ Kathy Calvin, President &

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PMG Volunteers at TCKINRC!

  As part of our commitment to community involvement, in Q3 PMG directed an internal school supply drive to collect donations for the Twin Cities

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polar plunge 2020

PMG Polar Plunge

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? How about the most charitable? Here at PMG, we like to combine the two answers every year when

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PMG Gives Back

PMG makes it a top priority to give back to the community whenever possible. At least once per quarter, the PMG team picks a foundation

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KINMN – PMG Charitable Event

On August 1, PMG partnered with a non-profit organization called Kids in Need Minnesota (KINMN) to help support their annual 24 Hours to Empower event. 

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charity day

International Day of Charity

On Saturday, September 5, we celebrate International Day of Charity.  This celebration began in Hungary to commemorate Mother Theresa’s death in 1997. It was declared

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Fourth Quarter Charitable Results

While PMG chooses a charitable organization each quarter to donate either time or money to, the fourth quarter initiative felt extra special this year.  It

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december calendar

December Charitable Calendar

New Traditions at PMG The Backstory Years ago, my sister started a tradition for my nieces and nephews, as well as my kids, where she

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2019 Polar Plunge

Every year, across snow-country in America, do-gooders and thrill-seekers choose to jump into freezing water to warm hearts. If you’re thinking that sounds crazy, you’re

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Dock worker man wearing safety helmet drinking water at containers cargo

Tips & Tricks: Stay Hydrated

Did you know that FlexTrades has an entire behind the scenes safety team!? It’s called “Safety First”. FlexTrades’ #1 priority is to keep our people

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Working From Home

Working from home – What could go wrong? No commute, no uncomfortable work clothes, no annoying cube mate – the idea of working from home

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Work-life Balance

With an increase in technology accessibility, our work days have extended so much longer than ever before. Checking email before bed and first thing in

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What to Avoid on Your Resume

On average, the amount of time hiring managers spend looking at a resume is just a few seconds. You have very limited amount of time

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Welding Tour at DCTC

PMG ReTool toured Dakota County Technical School’s Welding program in September. While there, we were able to shoot footage and learn why pursing a welding

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The 30-day LinkedIn Challenge

I challenge you to a daily, deliberate use of 10 minutes that should check three boxes for those trying to improve their soft skills: Each

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PMG Webinar

When: Oct 19, 2018 1:00 PM Central Time Topic: About PMG – Company Background & Opportunities Join us to learn more about PMG and the

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PMG Webinar

When: Nov 1, 2018 1:00 PM Central Time Topic: Soft skills: What are they and how do they impact the modern workforce? Having a strong technical

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PMG Webinar

When: January 23, 2019 1:00 PM Central Time Topic: Manufacturing in the future: the changes yet to come Every third Wednesday of the month, PMG will

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PMG Webinar

Topic: How to best prepare for a career in manufacturing When: March 8, 2019 at 1pm, CST Whether you’re in a technical program today, considering

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PMG Technician Spotlights

PMG Technician Spotlights Three You Should See PMG proudly supports American Manufacturing. We care deeply about the people in this industry and love sharing their

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PMG ReTool Youtube Channel

PMG ReTool YouTube Channel

When it comes to industry-specific knowledge, there’s no replacement for experience. We all know that experience takes time to build. At PMG ReTool, we’re big

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healthcare and medical laboratories

PMG Enters the Healthcare Space

Proudly serving the Healthcare Industry PMG has more than 30 years of experience providing project labor solutions to manufacturers and crisis labor solutions to health

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