Manufacturing Strong


Innovating ~ Empowering ~ Leading

The Lakes Area Manufacturers Alliance, also known as "LAMA"...

- Promotes manufacturing's economic importance to our region, representing the Minnesota counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, Wadena and Aitkin.

- Promotes career opportunities in manufacturing providing career exploration opportunities to our area secondary and post-secondary students.  LAMA provides scholarships to graduating high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in a related Manufacturing or Engineering field.

- Provides youth educational opportunities in advanced manufacturing through the Youth Skills Training Program with the MN Department of Labor and Industry and our manufacturing members.

- Provides a method of networking among our region's manufacturing leaders allowing them to share their knowledge and experience managing manufacturing enterprise operations.

- Provides a central point of contact for communication and collaboration with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, BLADEC, Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection, Enterprise Minnesota, MN DEED, Minnesota Precision Manufacturers Association, Minnesota Manufactured and the 360 Centers of Excellence and our area school districts, Central Lakes College and  area educational and civic organizations.

LAMA's Board Members

Deborah L. Hoel, LAMA Executive Secretary
   Trinity Business Partners
Jenny Castle, LAMA President
Cole Hunstad, LAMA Vice President
   AxisNorth Solutions
Robin Loftis, LAMA Secretary/Treasurer
   Clow Stamping Company
Karleen-Nelson Richards, LAMA Board Member

   Graphic Packaging, Int'l
Mary Gottsch, LAMA Board Member
   Youth Career Development Consultant, Brainerd Lakes Chamber
Brian Bordwell, LAMA Board Member
   Brainerd High School
Jim Gardiepy, LAMA Board Member
   Lexington Manufacturing
Bob Jackson, LAMA Board Member
   Lonesome Cottage Furniture
Nick Heisserer, LAMA Board Member
   Central Lakes College
Karla Tibboel, LAMA Board Member
   TNT Industries
Glen Young, LAMA Board Member
   Pequot Manufacturing

  • Monday - Friday

    Appointments only

  • Saturday - Sunday



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