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Debunking New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Redone – “Debunking Resolutions”   New Year’s resolutions are often cited as the unattainable goals we set in January, and they are iconic

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Manufacturing Associations

Manufacturing Associations That Make a Difference By now, you’re likely well aware that FlexTrades is committed to manufacturing. But we’re not the only ones. There

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homemade gift guide

Homemade Gift Guide

Attention Travel Technicians: Homemade Gift Guide  Put a homemade twist on gifts during the holidays with this homemade gift guide. Check out these affordable and

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A man working during the holiday season. Away from home during the holidays

Not Home for the Holidays

Not Home for the Holidays You don’t have to look hard during this time of year to realize the holidays are upon us. City streets

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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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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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manufacturing associations - light bulb with gears

Manufacturing Associations

Manufacturing Associations That Make a Difference By now, you’re likely well aware that FlexTrades is committed to manufacturing. But we’re not the only ones. There

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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

FlexTrades’ Monthly Manufacturing Calendar Highlight FlexTrade 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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Debunking New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Redone – “Debunking Resolutions”   New Year’s resolutions are often cited as the unattainable goals we set in January, and they are iconic

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A man working during the holiday season. Away from home during the holidays

Not Home for the Holidays

Not Home for the Holidays You don’t have to look hard during this time of year to realize the holidays are upon us. City streets

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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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Debunking New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Redone – “Debunking Resolutions”   New Year’s resolutions are often cited as the unattainable goals we set in January, and they are iconic

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homemade gift guide

Homemade Gift Guide

Attention Travel Technicians: Homemade Gift Guide  Put a homemade twist on gifts during the holidays with this homemade gift guide. Check out these affordable and

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A man working during the holiday season. Away from home during the holidays

Not Home for the Holidays

Not Home for the Holidays You don’t have to look hard during this time of year to realize the holidays are upon us. City streets

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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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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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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 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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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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homemade gift guide

Homemade Gift Guide

Attention Travel Technicians: Homemade Gift Guide  Put a homemade twist on gifts during the holidays with this homemade gift guide. Check out these affordable and

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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 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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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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