One of the advantages of membership in AMFA is access to a workers compensation self-insurance program offered through AMFA’s “central office” (the MMA office). 

Called the TriFac Workers Compensation Fund, this group self-insurance program for Minnesota employers was founded in January 1997 with seven member companies.  Through selective membership growth, the Fund is now providing financial advantages to more than 100 manufacturing companies in Minnesota.  Trifac members enjoy lower workers compensation premiums and, equally important, they appreciate the improved control the Fund provides over the claims payment process.  Reduced payment of “false” claims helps keep workers compensation mod factors in line.

The Trifac Fund is governed by an independent Board of Directors elected by the membership at the annual meeting each spring.  Current Board Members are:

  • CHAIR: Randy Reinke, Custom Products of Litchfield
  • VICE CHAIR: Ed Bolas, Dycast Specialities
  • SECRETARY: Lori Meader, Arvig Communication
  • Bernie Merchlewitz, Technical Die Casting, Director
  • Todd Stadtler, Badger Foundry Company, Director
  • Bonnie Gastecki, Stern Rubber
  • Ross Willoughby, Con-Tek Machine
  • Peter Ryan, Smith Foundry
  • Mary Warszynski, Employment Plus

To see if your Minnesota company qualifies to join the Trifac Fund, contact Sandy Kashmark at (877) 330-2632 or midwest@runestone.net.