What does it mean to MRG Tool and die to be a member of our Faribault Chamber of Commerce? What value do we as a Manufacturing Solutions company get from our investment and involvement? These are often the questions that get asked either of ourselves or from others as we consider our annual memberships, the sponsorships for events, and decisions to participate in events or not to.
We first became members to support the Faribault community thru membership of the Faribault Chamber; to promote the Faribault community to each other, throughout the State, and beyond. A stronger community is a better place to live and will provide a better business environment. Today our membership still provides that value.
Today the value really comes from the Workforce Development and the Legislative/ Advocacy work the Chamber has been part of. MRG does not rely on people walking into our doors and buying items or services they need on a regular basis. We do rely greatly on our community for team members with the skills necessary to provide the manufacturing solutions our customers expect from us. Chamber events like CareerFest (for the area High School Juniors) , the Manufacturing Tours that are organized, the connections to the area schools, and the effort to increase opportunities for job shadowing and internships over 2012; all for the purpose of providing opportunities for our community to see the career options available including manufacturing careers. Manufacturing careers are NOT going away. They are changing. They are requiring different skills. They may move to different communities, but they always will be in need and in demand. All the advances in Health Care, Transportation, Energy, Recreation, Agriculture, Food, clothing, housing, etc.. all require and depend upon Manufacturing.
Many businesses and particularly Manufacturing will be (or is being) limited in their ability to grow due to the availability of a skilled and talented workforce. This is an issue for our community and our Nation.
For businesses to be successful they must have a community that can support them. A community that is engaged and involved in always improving itself is a community that is growing. The Faribault Chamber is a strong Advocate for area businesses by actively promoting the engagement and involvement in making Faribault a stronger community.
MRG Tool and Die
“Your Manufacturing Solutions Provider”