St. Paul, MN (October 1, 2018, 2018) — Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. sponsored the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association’s Annual Shoot for Scholarships Program at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake.

The Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association’s Education Foundation was formed to address the shortage of people entering the manufacturing field by supporting students, school technical programs, and educational institutions.

Each spring, the MPMA’s Education Foundation offers scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 – $1,000 to help motivated students with an interest in manufacturing get the training they need to become successful in the field.

“We also support the institutions that are responsible for training our students. The Foundation donates money to schools to help them finance the purchase of much-needed new equipment and software. Providing them with the necessary tools for properly educating our youth ensures that new employees are ready and prepared for their careers in manufacturing,” said an MPMA Spokesperson.

Last year, nine students were awarded a total of $8,500 worth of scholarships. The students are enrolled in manufacturing programs at Pine County Technical College, Alexandria Technical and Community College, South Central College, Bemidji State University, University of North Dakota, Central Lakes College, and South Central Technical College.

“Matsuura USA was honored to sponsor MPMA’s Annual Shoot for Scholarships Program to raise money for MPMA’s Education Foundation. We support opportunities to advocate for the next generation of manufacturing talent,” said the Matsuura USA Marketing Director.

“We also recommend donating to the MPMA Education Foundation to ensure a strong and viable workforce for the future. This support has a direct impact on the future of precision manufacturing in the state of Minnesota,” the Matsuura USA Marketing Director added.

Matsuura USA Distributor, Productivity, Inc., is a sponsor of the MPMA Education Foundation. To learn more about Productivity, Inc., please visit:

Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has delivered unmatched excellence in high speed and high precision CNC machine tools. From full 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor or multi-tasking CNC machine tools, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications, and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.

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