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Scott Butterfield uses a hole-puncher Monday as he prepares calendars in the assembly area of the Maracom plant in Willmar. Kandiyohi County is home to 74 manufacturing facilities. The sector will be spotlighted this week during an event at the MinnWest Technology Campus. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

MinnWest Technology Campus to spotlight Willmar, Minn.-area manufacturing


These days, manufacturing is often seen as a cumbersome, ailing relic of the Rust Belt. Organizers of a new local event hope to knock down the negative stereotypes this week by shining a spotlight on a manufacturing industry that's both vital and innovative.

The "Discover Manufacturing Innovation Showcase" will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the auditorium on the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar.

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Anne Polta

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