Minneapolis (Sept. 26, 2012) ­– The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named precision micro stamping manufacturer Top Tool Company a finalist, along with 3M and Seagate Technolgy, in the Advanced Manufacturing category for the 2012 Tekne Awards. The award honors technological advancement in manufacturing.

An independent panel of judges select Tekne award finalists from Minnesota companies and individuals recognized for superior technology innovation and leadership.

“The Tekne Awards recognize those whose leadership and dedication to technological innovation helps demonstrate Minnesota as a global player in technology-based markets,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, MHTA president and CEO. “This year’s finalists should be extremely proud of their role in helping Minnesota excel.”

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards honor those who play a significant role in discovering new technologies that educate, improve lifestyles, and impact the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world. The program reinforces Minnesota’s place as one of the most competitive and technologically advanced regions in the world. A full list of finalists is available online at http://www.tekneawards.org/finalists

Recipients of the 2012 Tekne Awards will be announced at an award ceremony and dinner on Nov. 1. Don Shelby, author, news anchor and reporter will emcee the event.

About Top Tool

Top Tool Company manufactures high-precision, micro-miniature components – featuring complex geometries and tight tolerances – stamped from ultra-thin, exotic materials. An innovator in world-class tooling and design-for-manufacturing, the company delivers inventive micro-component solutions for implantable medical devices, surgical instruments, electronics and more. Single-source supplier capabilities include in-house design, engineering, prototyping, validation and full-scale production. The company is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA, or the Minnesota High Tech Association, is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. MHTA helps bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and leads the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. Members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota.


Contact: Duane Kari

               Top Tool Company

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