The State of the Industry: Metalcasting in Minnesota

The State of the Industry: Metalcasting in Minnesota

Date(s) - 11/12/2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Green Mill/Best Western Plus
2705 Annapolis Ln N
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441


AFS Twin Cities Chapter welcomes Senator Michelle Benson to the Green Mill-Ramada Inn in Plymouth, Minnesota on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, beginning with a social hour at 5:00pm. Senator Benson will address “The State of the Industry: Metalcasting in Minnesota.” It is also the Annual Scholarship Night, when the AFS Twin Cities Chapter honors FEF and UW-Stout scholarship recipients.

About the Speaker… Senator Michelle Benson is serving her third term in the Minnesota Senate. She represents Senate District 31, which includes Anoka, Isanti, and Sherburne counties. Senator Benson currently serves as a Deputy Majority Leader and as Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee. She has presented at state and national conferences: The Council on State Governments and the US of Care national events.Senator Benson was raised on a farm in the western Minnesota community of Murdock and graduated with a B.A. in chemistry from St. Catherine University in Saint Paul. She later attended the University of St. Thomas, where she earned her M.B.A. Senator Benson is a  Certified Public Accountant (inactive license) and has worked as an auditor and consultant at Deloitte, as well as the Executive Director at the Upper Midwest Security Alliance.Senator Benson serves as a board member, treasurer, secretary, and administrator for The Way of the Shepherd Montessori School. She is a member of the North Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants. She resides in Ham Lake with her husband Craig, and they are parents to three children.

About the Topic… “The State of the Industry: Metalcasting in Minnesota” will address the current state of the metalcasting industry, both nationally and locally. Senator Benson will examine the key issues in economics and politics that affect foundries, the supply chain, and the production of castings. She will also review activities that should matter most and discuss prospects for the future.


5:00pm      Social Hour – Cash Bar & Hors d’oeuvres

6:00pm      Dinner

6:45pm      Presentation – “The State of the Industry: Metalcasting in Minnesota”

7:30pm      Speaker Gifts & Announcements

Register below by Friday, November 8th at noon.

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