Staying Connected

Highway 2 West Manufacturers’ Association (H2WMA) meets quarterly to network and discuss various challenges and opportunities that affect our members.

Meeting Topics

Topics for H2WMA meetings are determined by:

  • Input from H2WMA members via our online survey and response cards distributed at the meetings
  • Current trends that may impact manufacturers in northwest Minnesota and northeast North Dakota
  • Ideas from our Board Of Directors

There is oftentimes more than one topic shared at each meeting, and updates on previous program topics are also discussed.

Topics and issues addressed include:

  • Productivity
  • Technology
  • Lean
  • Quality
  • Insurance
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Training
  • Development
  • Benefits
  • Best Practices
  • Trends
  • Economics

Meeting Locations

H2WMA holds our meetings at various North Dakota and Minnesota locations within our Membership Area. Due to the extended geographical area, H2WMA alternates the meetings among the west side of Highway 2, the east side of Highway 2 and the Crookston/Thief River Falls area.

Past meetings have been held in:

  • Grand Forks, ND
  • East Grand Forks, MN
  • Crookston, MN
  • Thief River Falls, MN
  • Greenbush, MN
  • Bagley, MN
  • Park Rapids, MN
  • Bemidji, MN

Meeting Hosts

H2WMA meetings are hosted by either a manufacturer member or a county or state economical development agency. If you are interested in hosting a meeting, please contact Hal Halliday at

Past Meetings