Toolmaker wins 2014 Image Award

October 02, 2014 - 07:00pm
MITGI's leadership team, from left to right: Jesse Korson, John Korson, Nate Bode, Ryan Zimmerman, Bruce Kasal, Jeff Streich, Ted Doring, Eric Lipke, Andrea Waller-Plath. Not pictured: Sheila Murphy, Jennie Nelson.

Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding Inc. (MITGI), Hutchinson, Minn., has been awarded a 2014 Image Award, one of eleven Manufacturing Awards presented by Minnesota Business Magazine. A first time finalist for the award, MITGI was honored for its efforts to improve the industry's image and for promoting careers in manufacturing.

"Manufacturing is growing and thriving in Minnesota, and we're pleased to help promote and represent the best that our industry has to offer," said Eric Lipke, MITGI general manager. "We believe that by helping students and parents to better understand the opportunities that exist for good paying, rewarding careers in manufacturing, we're helping to pave the way for a new era in manufacturing."

MITGI manufactures and markets standard and custom cutting tools. Through participation in advisory boards, scholarships, paid internships, on-site tours and classroom visits, MITGI strives to inspire students to explore careers in the industry.

"The owners at MITGI recognize schools as community assets, and we are proud to help serve and support them," Lipke said. "When students consider career paths that utilize their skills in math and interest in technology, such as those found in modern-day manufacturing facilities, our local community thrives."

Related Glossary Terms

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.


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