Dream It. Do It. MINNESOTA

Statewide Tour of Manufacturing



October 2nd - 8th

Or anytime in October that works for you!





Free to host
Free to attend

What is Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing?

The Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing is an opportunity for schools, families, and the general public a chance to see how modern manufacturing is high-tech and innovative.

Tours take place throughout the month of October, however most tours will occur during Minnesota Manufacturing Week, October 2-8.


“The students [had] opportunities to explore jobs beyond what they see around them or what their parents do on a daily basis. … the kids left inspired to weld or learn computer aided drawing or work there for money while they assisted in paying for college in the area of manufacturing and/or sales. …The kids [learned] about different types of welding and how much training is needed to be in specific areas. Our students greatly benefited from these experiences!”

2015 Participating Teacher


Dream It. Do It. MN thanks the following sponsors for their support of the 2016 Statewide Tour of Manufacturing:

Platinum Sponsors


Dream It. Do It. Minnesota is led by 360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence. 360 develops the future workforce through Dream It. Do It. Minnesota.As a consortium of 15 institutions led by Bemidji State University and includes 14 other technical and community colleges, 360 is designing a 21st century education system that prepares individuals to have rewarding careers in manufacturing and meets the needs of the region’s manufacturing employers through an enhanced pipeline, industry-driven curriculum, and authentic assessment.

360 is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and received a National Science Foundation grant in 2012 to become an Advanced Technological Education Regional Center. To learn more about 360, contact Jeremy Leffelman, director, at 218-755-4222 or jleffelman@bemidjistate.edu or visit 360mn.org.

Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association logo

This group of 300+ manufacturers came to Dream It. Do It. Minnesota in April 2012 to help bring the campaign statewide. Their funding and support has helped us drive our message all across Minnesota. Having been around for over 60 years, MPMA has a ton of initiatives to keep good people coming to the industry. The MPMA Educational Opportunities FoundationSuper Mileage Challenge, Minnesota Project Lead the Way, SkillsUSA Minnesota, and VEX Robotics are just a few of the ways you can benefit from connecting with MPMA. Not to mention the updated job posting and their free Precision Manufacturing Journal.

To learn more about how you can get involved with your local school district and/or technical college manufacturing related programs contact Luann Bartley at luann@mpma.com.

To learn more about MPMA, contact Bill Remes, director of sales, membership and advertising, at bill@mpma.com.


Midwest Manufacturers' Association logo

Midwest Manufacturing Association is a platinum sponsor of the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing.Learn more by contacting Sandy Kashmark at 800-654-5773 or midwest@runestone.net or visit www.midwestmfg.org.


Productivity Inc logo


Pro Staff and Ware Technology Services logos

Pro Staff and Ware Technology Services are part of the Atterro family of staffing firms. Both are committed to supporting local manufacturers and backing programs like Dream It. Do It. and their Statewide Tour of Manufacturing.

For over three decades, Atterro has served clients through its five specialty brands: Pro Staff for administrative and light industrial, Ware Technology Services for engineering, Digital People for creative, interactive and marketing, Hunter Hamilton for finance and accounting, and Technical ProSource for information technology.  All are dedicated to providing a reliable workforce and creating a great place for talented people to work.

For more information, visit www.atterro.com.

Gold Sponsor

W.P. & R.S. Mars Company logo

The Mars Company was founded in 1924 to service the emerging iron mining and timber industries in Northern Minnesota. The company is built on the philosophy of “finding solutions” and “personal touch.” The entire Mars team is dedicated to personally making sure they take good care of their customers.