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Bob Kill, President and CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, presents a report to the Willmar EDC July 10 at the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar on the results of the fifth annual State of Manufacturing survey. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Modern manufacturing sheds 'grungy' image but perception still lags

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WILLMAR - When Bob Kill takes a tour of a manufacturing facility, what he usually encounters is an environment that's clean, well-lit and often equipped with the latest in robotic and megatronic technology.


So why does manufacturing still struggle with stereotypes out of a Charles Dickens novel? wonders Kill, the executive director of Enterprise Minnesota.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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