Top Tool Named Finalist for 13th Annual Tekne Awards

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 9:25am


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

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.


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