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Nov. 2017, UMN Continuing Education & Conference Center, St Paul MN

Minnesota Ground Water Association 2017 Fall Conference
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Each October, manufacturers across the state open their doors to provide students, parents, and the public the chance to learn about modern manufacturing. Tour attendees have the chance to see how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills are put into practice every day in modern manufacturing.

Dates: Sign up for tours throughout October, but most tours will occur during Minnesota Manufacturing Week, October 1-7.

Cost: Tours are free to attend.

Changing Perceptions

Each year, tour participants have their eyes opened to just how amazing modern manufacturing is in Minnesota. Participants also learn about the many different careers in manufacturing.

In fact, according to our results for the 2016 Statewide Tour of Manufacturing post-event event survey:

  • 76% of those who attended said they were interested in manufacturing careers.
  • 88% were more aware of manufacturing careers.
  • 85% were more interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

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NOV

November 1, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Blaine, MN

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks, Level 1
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Whether you are an environmental staff person wanting to learn more about the subject or a winter maintenance professional who maintains roads or other surfaces, the message is the same. 1 Tb salt contaminates 5 gallons of water.

The power of winter maintenance professionals is enormous. They are one of the few groups of people that can change the future of our water. One teaspoon of road salt will contaminate 5 gallons of water enough to exceed our federal chronic limit for chlorides. One tandem load of 10 yards of salt will contaminate about 8 million gallons of water.

All of the salt we have applied to the roads over the years is still with us, only in our water.

Workshops provide concrete suggestions for reducing chloride pollution while keeping the roads, parking lots, sidewalks safe.

The outline for training includes topics such as:

  • The power you have today, to make changes, to protect our water.
  • The effect of winter maintenance on our lakes and rivers.
  • How do de-icers and abrasives work.
  • Decisions on anti-icing and de-icing.
  • Selection of the best product for the conditions.
  • Cost savings tips

Contact Dawn Doering at ddoering@cooncreekwd.org to register.

Training by Fortin Consulting, Inc.

NOV

November 2, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Washington Conservation District

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks, Level 1
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Whether you are an environmental staff person wanting to learn more about the subject or a winter maintenance professional who maintains roads or other surfaces, the message is the same. 1 Tb salt contaminates 5 gallons of water.

The power of winter maintenance professionals is enormous. They are one of the few groups of people that can change the future of our water. One teaspoon of road salt will contaminate 5 gallons of water enough to exceed our federal chronic limit for chlorides. One tandem load of 10 yards of salt will contaminate about 8 million gallons of water.

All of the salt we have applied to the roads over the years is still with us, only in our water.

Workshops provide concrete suggestions for reducing chloride pollution while keeping the roads, parking lots, sidewalks safe.

The outline for training includes topics such as:

  • The power you have today, to make changes, to protect our water.
  • The effect of winter maintenance on our lakes and rivers.
  • How do de-icers and abrasives work.
  • Decisions on anti-icing and de-icing.
  • Selection of the best product for the conditions.
  • Cost savings tips

Contact Jenn Radtke at JRadtke@mnwcd.org to register.

Training by Fortin Consulting, Inc.

NOV

November 8, 2017, 7:30 - 9:30 am, Avada Corporation, Blaine, MN

Manufacturers Alliance Seminar: Learning to See Waste
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Understanding frustrations among employees and customers is a good place to find motivation to improve. Ideas and complaints come easily. But by ensuring everyone has a similar improvement language and perspective you can go a lot further. Teaching all employees how to identify common forms of waste will significantly accelerate your pace of improvement! Join us to hear examples from local practitioners, with different operating environments and company cultures, how they have helped their employees be on the same page to really see waste.

Presented by Cell Culture Company, Shutterfly, Inc., and Medtronic

Sponsored by MyTech Partners, Inc

- Register

NOV

November 8, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, St. Paul, MN

Smart Salting for Roads, Level 1
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Whether you are an environmental staff person wanting to learn more about the subject or a winter maintenance professional who maintains roads or other surfaces, the message is the same. 1 Tb salt contaminates 5 gallons of water.

The power of winter maintenance professionals is enormous. They are one of the few groups of people that can change the future of our water. One teaspoon of road salt will contaminate 5 gallons of water enough to exceed our federal chronic limit for chlorides. One tandem load of 10 yards of salt will contaminate about 8 million gallons of water.

All of the salt we have applied to the roads over the years is still with us, only in our water.

Workshops provide concrete suggestions for reducing chloride pollution while keeping the roads, parking lots, sidewalks safe.

The outline for training includes topics such as:

  • The power you have today, to make changes, to protect our water.
  • The effect of winter maintenance on our lakes and rivers.
  • How do de-icers and abrasives work.
  • Decisions on anti-icing and de-icing.
  • Selection of the best product for the conditions.
  • Cost savings tips

Contact Jessica Bromelkamp at Jessica@capitolregionwd.orgto register.

Training by Fortin Consulting, Inc.

NOV

November 9, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Eden Prairie, MN

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks, Level 1
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Whether you are an environmental staff person wanting to learn more about the subject or a winter maintenance professional who maintains roads or other surfaces, the message is the same. 1 Tb salt contaminates 5 gallons of water.

The power of winter maintenance professionals is enormous. They are one of the few groups of people that can change the future of our water. One teaspoon of road salt will contaminate 5 gallons of water enough to exceed our federal chronic limit for chlorides. One tandem load of 10 yards of salt will contaminate about 8 million gallons of water.

All of the salt we have applied to the roads over the years is still with us, only in our water.

Workshops provide concrete suggestions for reducing chloride pollution while keeping the roads, parking lots, sidewalks safe.

The outline for training includes topics such as:

  • The power you have today, to make changes, to protect our water.
  • The effect of winter maintenance on our lakes and rivers.
  • How do de-icers and abrasives work.
  • Decisions on anti-icing and de-icing.
  • Selection of the best product for the conditions.
  • Cost savings tips

Contact Michelle Jordan at mjordan@rpbcwd.org to register.

Training by Fortin Consulting, Inc.

NOV

November 14, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, St. Cloud, MN

Smart Salting for Roads, Level 1
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Whether you are an environmental staff person wanting to learn more about the subject or a winter maintenance professional who maintains roads or other surfaces, the message is the same. 1 Tb salt contaminates 5 gallons of water.

The power of winter maintenance professionals is enormous. They are one of the few groups of people that can change the future of our water. One teaspoon of road salt will contaminate 5 gallons of water enough to exceed our federal chronic limit for chlorides. One tandem load of 10 yards of salt will contaminate about 8 million gallons of water.

All of the salt we have applied to the roads over the years is still with us, only in our water.

Workshops provide concrete suggestions for reducing chloride pollution while keeping the roads, parking lots, sidewalks safe.

The outline for training includes topics such as:

  • The power you have today, to make changes, to protect our water.
  • The effect of winter maintenance on our lakes and rivers.
  • How do de-icers and abrasives work.
  • Decisions on anti-icing and de-icing.
  • Selection of the best product for the conditions.
  • Cost savings tips

Contact Steve Lawrence at Steven.Lawrence@ci.stcloud.mn.us to register.

Training by Fortin Consulting, Inc.

NOV

November 15, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Minneapolis, MN

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks, Level 1
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Whether you are an environmental staff person wanting to learn more about the subject or a winter maintenance professional who maintains roads or other surfaces, the message is the same. 1 Tb salt contaminates 5 gallons of water.

The power of winter maintenance professionals is enormous. They are one of the few groups of people that can change the future of our water. One teaspoon of road salt will contaminate 5 gallons of water enough to exceed our federal chronic limit for chlorides. One tandem load of 10 yards of salt will contaminate about 8 million gallons of water.

All of the salt we have applied to the roads over the years is still with us, only in our water.

Workshops provide concrete suggestions for reducing chloride pollution while keeping the roads, parking lots, sidewalks safe.

The outline for training includes topics such as:

  • The power you have today, to make changes, to protect our water.
  • The effect of winter maintenance on our lakes and rivers.
  • How do de-icers and abrasives work.
  • Decisions on anti-icing and de-icing.
  • Selection of the best product for the conditions.
  • Cost savings tips

Register at: https://mwmoplsnov2017.eventbrite.com

Training by Fortin Consulting, Inc.

NOV

November 15, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Minneapolis, MN

Smart Salting for Roads, Level 1
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Whether you are an environmental staff person wanting to learn more about the subject or a winter maintenance professional who maintains roads or other surfaces, the message is the same. 1 Tb salt contaminates 5 gallons of water.

The power of winter maintenance professionals is enormous. They are one of the few groups of people that can change the future of our water. One teaspoon of road salt will contaminate 5 gallons of water enough to exceed our federal chronic limit for chlorides. One tandem load of 10 yards of salt will contaminate about 8 million gallons of water.

All of the salt we have applied to the roads over the years is still with us, only in our water.

Workshops provide concrete suggestions for reducing chloride pollution while keeping the roads, parking lots, sidewalks safe.

The outline for training includes topics such as:

  • The power you have today, to make changes, to protect our water.
  • The effect of winter maintenance on our lakes and rivers.
  • How do de-icers and abrasives work.
  • Decisions on anti-icing and de-icing.
  • Selection of the best product for the conditions.
  • Cost savings tips

Contact Jessica Bromelkamp at Jessica@capitolregionwd.org to register.

Training by Fortin Consulting, Inc.

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