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Assembly technician Stephen Huisinga works on a stack light Monday at Novatech facilities in Willmar. A stack light is part of a poultry processor used for infrared beak treatment, liquid injection, needle sanitizing and bird counting/loading. The manufacturing sector remains key to the state's economy, and to that end, an industry showcase is scheduled later this month to promote it. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Officials looking to summit to draw attention to Minnesota employers as they struggle to find experienced workers


WILLMAR -- A manufacturing showcase in Willmar a year ago was so successful at highlighting the local manufacturing industry and exposing students to potential careers that it's being repeated this year on Oct. 26.

The state's business and education leaders hope to see more of these kinds of activities, which they believe will help spur the development of a critical resource -- trained, skilled workers who can fill jobs.

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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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