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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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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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FlexTrades Your Custom Labor Solutions Partners

News Release – Rebrand

Personnel Management Group Inc. 7/25/2022 PMG, Inc. Announces Rebrand to FlexTrades PMG built our reputation on the flexibility of our skilled trades technicians and the

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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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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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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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Earth seasons diagram. winter and summer solstices concepts. First day of summer June 21

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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Dad and Chris for father's Day post

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

Congrats, Grad!

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

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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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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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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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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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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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lunch tips

Lunchbox Hack – Edition 2

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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Beat the Heat!

Heat-related illnesses are a real thing and a big concern both on a personal level and a professional level. If you find yourself working in

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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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Earth seasons diagram. winter and summer solstices concepts. First day of summer June 21

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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Dad and Chris for father's Day post

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!

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

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Marathon running race, people feet on city road, runners run urban marathon in the the city

Happy National Running Day!

We know that running is not always everyone’s favorite activity but if you choose to hit the trails, track, or treadmill here is a list

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Cinco de mayo.May 5 holiday in Mexico. Poster with grunge texture. Chili peppers and sombrero. Cartoon style. Vector banner.

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo! It is important to remember what this day is all about. celebrating the true Mexican culture. Here are some ideas on

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May the 4th be with you holiday greetings vector illustration with text on night space background. May the fourth be with you lettering. star wars day poster design template

May the 4th Be with You

A favorite unofficial holiday in my home each year is ‘May the 4th Be with You’ day, as we’re big Star Wars fans! In honor

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Lets Invest in Our Environment Earth Day Banner April 22-2022

Happy Earth Day from PMG!

April 22, 2022 Let’s Invest in Our Environment Earth Day is a great reminder to take care of our planet and environment. The theme this

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Autism Acceptance Month. Vector banner, poster, flyer, greeting card for social media with the text Autism Acceptance Month, April. Illustration with Puzzles and rainbow on white background

Five Ways to Celebrate Differences

According to the CDC, roughly 5.4 million adults in the U.S. are autistic. This April, celebrate differences in honor of Autism Acceptance Month. Here are

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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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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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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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Delivering presents to FamilyWise

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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a new beginning

A New Beginning

Day one seems like a distant memory, A leaf swept away by the icy breeze, Distant— —yet familiar. A year ago, I was a leaf

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first day new job

First Day at a New Job

What Not to Do – Edition 1 First Day at a New Job There’s a lot of information available today about what we SHOULD do

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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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Interning at PMG

Being Part of the PMG Team My official title at PMG is Marketing Intern. Throughout my time here I have been able to learn quite

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join our team

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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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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advice

Advice from Technicians

There is a common saying out there that: “the people with the best advice are usually the ones who have been through the most.” We

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negotiate your pay

How to Negotiate Your Pay

Negotiate Your Pay With Confidence! It’s been said over and over – the year 2020 has been a wild ride! We’ve experienced a pandemic that

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Professional references

FAQ – Professional Reference

FAQs for PMG PMG provides labor solutions to American manufacturers. That’s what we do in a nutshell and we take the “solution” part of that

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three business professionals standing together to illustrate leadership

Lessons From Leadership

Lessons from PMG Leadership What do employees want from leadership? A quick Google search or a leisurely scroll through your LinkedIn feed can yield a

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2020 New Year’s Resolutions

New Year, New You. You’ve heard it, read it, or said it yourself. You’ve set your own New Year’s resolutions or heard resolutions from friends,

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Communicating at Work

Five Tips to Improve Your Communication at Work No matter where you work, communication plays a critical role in getting the job done. In today’s

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