137 23rd Street South, Suite 201   |   Sartell, MN 56377   |   (844) ED LEARN or (844) 335-3276   |   (320) 255-3236

Tammy Biery
Director of Administrative Services
(320) 255-3236 x 308

Anthony Farag
Sales Specialist & Trainer
(320) 255-3236 x 313

Michelle Kutzorik
Finance Assistant/Administrative Coordinator
(320) 255-3236 x 311


Specials & Promotions

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American Time

Clock experts

Dodi Hoff

800.789.1882 (fax)

Jill Umana

800.789.1882 (fax)


AppliTrack is a web-based applicant tracking and recruiting system that will help your organization identify and hire the best people.

Web-based applicant tracking and recruiting system 

Batteries Plus Bulbs of St. Cloud

Batteries Plus in St. Cloud is a locally-owned business providing ALL kinds of batteries and lighting solutions. As a preferred vendor of Resource Training & Solutions our Members receive special pricing on lighting supplies and  batteries for all kind of devices.

Batteries Plus stocks thousands of batteries for all your applications that require batteries. Whether it is a floor scrubber, laptop, back up power to exit lights, or more Batteries Plus has your battery!

Bio Corporation

Dissection Specimens & Supplies
Discount: 5% off and free shipping over $250
Contact: Rebecca Hedstrom
Phone: 800-222-9094

Brandl Fleet Services

Welcome to the "all new" Brandl Fleet Services (formerly EAP Fleet Services). Brandl Fleet Services offers the same great benefits that you have grown to appreciate at EAP Fleet Services.

A personal benefit for our Members - Brandl Fleet Services provides you a discount on vehicles of all makes and models, new and used. Trades are welcome.


Remanufactured Computers 

Discount: Varies by system  


CDW-G provides our members with technology equipment and supplies with special pricing on all CDW-G name brand products.


Oleg Krylov
(866) 770 - 0358

Cyber Anatomy

Cyber Science 3D® is an award-winning software
focused on aiding the learning and exploration of
STEM principles throughout the K-12 standards.

Tom Nicknish


Digital Signage
Discount: up to 10%
Don Hansen
(605) 695-2096

Edmentum/Study Island

Now even more products are available at discounted pricing through the contract with Edmentum. Once just Study Island, now members can receive discounts on Education City, Reading Eggs, and ESL Reading Smart. Take a look at the following PDFs for more information:
Education City
ESL Reading Smart
Reading Eggs
Study Island

Andrew Zierman

800-419-3191 ext. 7671
877-519-9555 (fax)

eNasco Health, Math, Ag, FACS, and Science

Count on NASCO to provide the broadest categories of classroom supplies and support, innovative programming and excellent pricing.

Reference Account Number 99-04576.


FieldTurf was developed and engineered for athletes, by athletes. Before we came along, artificial turf was something to be avoided. The very phrase conjured up images of carpet and concrete, non-contact injuries, and careers ended prematurely. Natural grass was considered the only solution -- even though it required constant maintenance and care. This was the environment in which we asked ourselves one question:

"Can we make synthetic turf that is equal to or better than the best natural grass?"

In seeking the answer to this question, we worked closely with athletes, former players, coaches, trainers, and doctors. Development included years of trials, tests, samples, equipment innovations and advanced formulas -- all with the goal of developing an artificial turf system that combined the performance properties of natural grass with the benefits of a synthetic solution. It worked.

You can find more information about FieldTurf and installations they have done in Minnesota by visiting www.FieldTurf.com.

Member Benefits

  • Pre-determined, preferential pricing
  • Eliminate duplication and expense of bid process
  • Turn-key process
  • Expedite the purchase/installation of sport surface
  • Obtain the products you want at a competitive price

Fisher Tracks

Rubberized Track Surfaces and Restoration are sold and installed by Fisher Tracks. Fisher Tracks is our regional installer of MONDO track products and other rubberized track surfaces.

Contact Jordan Fisher at 800-432-3191 ext. 12 or info@fishertracks.com for more information. 


Food Services of America

A leading broad line food service distributor, Food Services of America provides quality, name-brand food products to our members at substantially discounted pricing. Eliminate large unneeded shipments and unnecessary storage while adding tremendous savings to your food service budget. Based on the Marlene Gunn "First Choice" model, take advantage of this specially bid food service contract through Resource Training and Solutions today.

Click here for 50 Ways to Serve Tyson Chicken.

K2 Logistics

Shipping Services - In/Outbound

Discount: varies by service type
Contact: Samantha Maaske
Phone: 888-886-0780
K2 Logistics is your one-stop solution for shipping. Outbound AND Inbound!

From envelopes, to boxes, to pallets! Not only can members send items, print labels, order enve­lopes/boxes, and schedule pick-ups at multiple locations, they can also reduce the cost of ship­ping when placing orders with companies. The Shipping & Handling line item on an invoice is now a cost you can control! When requesting quotes let the vendor know you will provide the logistics for shipping and then simply include a digital shipping label when submitting the Purchase Order.
One school in Minnesota was able to
reduce the shipping charges for a
text book order from $2,200 down to $545.
A savings of $1,655 on one order!
K2 Logistics will also help you save time! K2 handles all of the price negotiations so you do not have to check FedEx, UPS, and USPS for rates and all shipping payments will be done through one bill - simplify it all through one company!

Don’t just take our word on the quality of K2!
“We use K2 primarily for incoming and outgoing shipments of textbooks. We have been thrilled to be working with them. K2 communicates well, they are prompt and shipments are always on time and in good condition. And of course the money saved has been terrific!”
-Debbie Janzen, Detroit Lakes Public Schools
“We spoke earlier May regarding a $450,000 curriculum purchase we intended to make with a major publishing company. The negotiated reduced freight cost from the company was $16,669.75.
When I received [K2 Logistics] invoice today for the shipping in the amount of $3,175.00, I was absolutely elated! We realized a $13,494 savings (81%)! In these times, and always, such a savings is worth shouting about!”
-Marla Johnson, Robbinsdale Area Schools

Member Benefits
Current Contracted discounts:
Fed Ex* Small Pack/Express Shipping:
Standard and Overnight - 51% off
2 Day and Express Saver - 36% off
Ground 1-10 lbs. is 8% and 11-150 lbs. is 15% off
Freight on Pallets and full Truckloads:
Midwest to Midwest - 75% off
Midwest to outside Midwest - 70% off
Outside Midwest to Midwest - 70% off
*Fed Ex currently provides the lowest price
-carrier is subject to market changes

How to Order
Contact your sales representative listed below.

Connect with Your Account Team

Samantha Maaske
Phone: 1-888-886-0780
Fax: 651-209-3835

Bid Documents

This contract was established through a Request for Proposal which was competitively solicited, reviewed and awarded by the Cooperative Purchasing Connection. It was done in accordance with the Municipal Contracting Law M.S. 471.345 Subd. 15 and allows Minnesota members to purchase products from the contract without bidding. 

Kinetic Leasing

Dan Saville

Vendor providing multiple leasing options
A dedicated team with more than 15 years of direct experience working with tax-exempt and municipal leases, Kinetic Leasing is committed to providing our members with the most competitive lease rates and to helping you find the lease that will best serve your organizations needs.
Multiple leasing options including:
Finance or Capital Leases
True or Tax Leases
Operating Leases
Municipal Leases 

Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Copiers
Discount: varies by equipment
Contact: Ken Shane
Phone: 320-492-4890


Kyocera Mita is one of the world's largest manufacturers and leading providers of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital copiers/printers, laser printers, color copiers/printers, digital laser facsimiles, multi-functional, wide format imaging devices and Kyocera Mita developed and third-party network and software solutions. With a focus on document imaging solutions, Kyocera Mita is committed to innovative high-performance, while continuing to deliver one of the industry's lowest total costs of ownership available to companies of all sizes. .

Donald Clary
Serving all regions


Looking for Classroom Audio Solutions?


Today's classrooms are increasingly rich in new technology - computers, digital projectors, and electronic white boards - and old stand-bys like TVs, VCRs and DVD players. With the addition of technology, audio is the one com-ponent that cannot be overlooked. Studies have shown that up to 75% of the school day involves listening activities, confirming that hearing is the primary channel for learning. Lightspeeds systems utilize industry standard audio inputs ensuring the highest level of compatibility with your existing technologies!

Links Curriculum
The Links® Curriculum is a comprehensive web-based curriculum to teach upper elementary, secondary and postsecondary students to be more independent across school, community and vocational routines.  Aligned to the common core, this curriculum includes detailed lesson plans, visual sequence strips,data systems and an assessment.

Links Curriculum/Star Autism Contact:
Jesse Arick
503-292-4173 (fax)

Mackin Via

eBook and eBook Management Software
Discount: 3% and added value
Contact: Brian Cretzmeyer
Phone: 952-500-0811


Resource Training & Solutions is very pleased to have Marco on board as our Konica Minolta supplier. In addition to being a top copier supplier here are some other things that set Marco apart:

Established in 1973, Marco is a 100% employee owned company and was Minnesota's ESOP Company of the Year in 2006. Marco was named among the Top 25 Best Companies to Work for in America by the Great Place to Work Institute in 2004 and received the Minnesota Work-Life Champions Award in January 2006 and 2008. They also received the 2009 Business Award in Philanthropy from the Central Minnesota Community Foundation.

Midwest Playscapes

Midwest Playscapes is the state bid provider of playground equipment with seven service cooperatives. this means that Members who use Midwest Playscapes for playground services do not have to go out for bid-because your service cooperative already has!!!
NEW FUNDING NEWS-As of March 1st 2009, Playworld Systems has allocated to Midwest Playscapes $250,000 in Grant Money to be used in conjunction with the purchase of Playworld Systems Equipment. All applications are to be made on their website at www.midwestplayscapes.com
Midwest Playscapes provides Playworld Systems, a playground leader for 30 years. The following discounts will be available to members:

  • Playground Equipment - 17%
  • Playground Equipment, customized design - 17%
  • Playground Surfacing Materials, engineered wood fiber - 17%
  • Playground Border Products, Playworld - 17%
  • Picnic Shelters - 5%
  • Park/Landscaping amenities such as picnic tables, trash receptacles, BBQ grills, etc., Playworld - 17%
  • Bleachers - 5%
Midwest Playscapes does design work in-house and they do not sub out their contract work. If you want to use volunteers to install the playground, Midwest Playscapes will bring a person to oversee and all the tools and equipment needed to install. A fundraising program called Kaboom is also available through this contract. For more information contact Bruce Pudwill at 800-747-1452 or midwestplayscapes.com.


Midwest Technology Products


Midwest Technology Products is a family owned business that specializes in the resell of Industrial Arts, Vocational and Technology equipment and supplies to educators throughout the world. They are a woman-owned minority business that has focused on customer service for over 100 years.

Midwest Technology Products is your source for:
  • Abrasives & Finishing
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Automotive, Building Trades
  • Drafting, Electrical
  • Furniture
  • General Supplies
  • Hand Tools
  • Hardware & Fasteners
  • Metalworking
  • Portable Power Tools
  • Safety Products
  • Small Engines
  • Technology Products
  • Welding & Foundry
  • Vo-Ag
  • Woodworking 


Minnesota Clay

Minnesota Clay Co. USA has been manufacturing clay and clay products for over 50 years and has consistently produced only the finest quality clay. Our proven formulas, experienced personnel and careful selection of raw materials provide our customers with the finest products available and manufactured to the highest standards.

Michael Meyers
Direct Number 763-432-0875 Ext.104
Email: mike@mnclay.com

MNJ Direct Technologies

Technologies Direct is a full service technology reseller providing access to cutting edge technology that is cost effective and project specific. They offer an extensive range of products including desktop computers, notebooks, printers, servers, storage devices, and software from a wide variety of manufacturers. Combined with their broad product offering is a strategy tailored to each client.


  • Gain access to one of the largest selections of IT products at a single source. 

  • Select from an inventory of items from the leading manufacturers of computer hardware and software technology 

  • Get the service and support you need from our dedicated sales team 

  • Buy with confidence knowing our products are backed by certifications and handled by qualified technicians 

  • Get your purchases promptly with our nationwide shipping network

Members receive a 7% discount off list price and free shipping. To find out more information, or to set up an online account: www.mnjtech.com/mnservicecoop

 Technology, IT Products 


Mid-State Auto Auction

Mid-State Auto Auction will provide you with an efficient and cost/time saving alternative when selling your organization's unwanted vehicles. Convenience, cost and results are the three reasons you should choose MSAA to handle your vehicle disposal process.

Nelson Auto Center

Nelson Auto Center of Fergus Falls, MN is the awarded bidder of a statewide vehicle bid. This contract gives our Members more flexibility in their vehicle purchasing options while still being able to obtain competitive pricing and complying with state bid requirements. Vehicles may be purchased and municipal leases are also available.

Click here for more information on vehicle purchasing.


For more information or to obtain a quote contact: Gerry Worner REFERENCE CONTRACT # MSC-05.3


OfficeMax provides over 200 bid items on its requisition form and offers an average discount of 57% off Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices. The real value in this contract comes from overall savings and FREE SHIPPING (specify account number 471312 on all orders.) Featuring an extremely user-friendly website and excellent customer service support, most orders are accepted for next day delivery with fax back or e-mail confirmation upon request.

To check the contract pricing as a member, go to:
Username: MSCbrowse
Password: browse1
Then visit Browse Catalog Only

Get discounts with your Retail Connect card. As a Resource member, you can also receive Statewide Service Cooperative DISCOUNTS at your local OfficeMax store using an OfficeMax retail connect card. Contact Cindy Leadens to set up an account or access any of the opportunities available through Resource Training and Solutions OfficeMax contract. 

Want to place an order? 


Online Payment Processing System 

Simple. Convenient. Cost-effective.  

Pro Grass

Synthetic Field Turf
Discount: varies by project
Contact: Mat Steinberg
Phone: 952-693-8684

Reason Computers

Your source for PC and laptops etc
80 Plus Power Supplier
Microsoft Value Advantage Program 


Our partner in machine safeguarding equipment, ReiTech's common-sense approach to improving safety and reducing accidents with new products and instruction techniques results in a school shop environment that improves learning. It teaches students to recognize and work effectively with properly guarded equipment that is required in real work environments.
Jack Reiter
952-895-8010 FAX

Retrofit Recycling, Inc.

Providing recycling of industrial and hazardous waste products, Retrofit Recycling, Inc. will inventory, package and is licensed to haul hazardous materials. Whether recycling fluorescent or incandescent lamps, PCB ballast, mercury devices/liquid, electronics or batteries, Retrofit Recycling, Inc. provides excellent service and competitive pricing.

Robert Cohen

With Kiefer Specialty Flooring and Fisher Tracks

Mondo, Hardwood & Synthetic Flooring, Track & Court Restoration

School Specialty

School Specialty's focus is to help educators accomplish more by providing them with the most innovative and complete range of educational ideas, services and products available.
Pre-K-12 Physical Education Lesson Plans:

SHI - Microsoft, Adobe and Symantec Licensing 
Member Benefits

·        Unrivaled software volume licensing expertise and support
·        Pre- and post-sales technical consultation and support
·        Specialization in hard-to-source software and hardware items
·        SHI’s comprehensive Asset Management solution Polaris can help ensure your IT assets
          are accounted for and utilized at every stage of the product lifecycle
·        Thorough support your organization’s hardware initiatives by leveraging our team of
          skilled technical experts, product specialists and custom resources

How to Order

The quickest and easiest way to receive a quote is to email MSC@shi.com. This email address is tied into our member pricing and will be the easiest way to ensure you receive your member pricing.
Price Guides
MSC Adobe and Symantec Pricing - updated 5-23-13
MSC Microsoft Pricing - updated 5-1-13

Pricing is subject to change based on software updates and program changes. For the most accurate pricing, contact SHI. (Note: Pricing was verified on 9/16/13 as still the current pricing.)

If you have other questions about specific licenses and need assistance, please contact your appropriate sales representative listed below.

Account Executive for educational customers:
Tawnya Bonsante
Account Executive for local government customers:
Greg Rohleder

Study Island

Providing web based test preparation Study Island is Minnesota leader of online mastery programs for reading, math, and science in grades 2-8. Used by over 95,000 students in 334 schools across 110 districts, Study Island's content is built specifically from the Minnesota Academic Standards that compose the MCA-II. 
MCA-II Test Preparation Software
Discount: 15% off new subscriptions 10% off
on renewals and add-ons
Contact: Andrew Zierman
800-419-3191 ext. 7671
877-519-9555 (fax)

SwedeBro Resurfacing

Whether it is new construction, remodeling, city, school district, auto dealer, facility or hotel improvements... SwedeBro can help...no matter what the project.

SwedeBro can improve classroom, hallway and locker room floors. They also resurface indoor and outdoor pool decks. Their seamless coatings can be applied to just about any concrete flooring surface such as: floors in restaurants, kitchens, retail stores, offices, warehouses, bus garages, factories, auto dealerships, parking ramps, police & fire-stations, park facilities and even aircraft hangars...wherever your floor needs improvement or protection.

Chad Hanson
Serving all MSC regions

Tierney Brothers Inc

Our source for SMART Boards and related products. Carries a complete line of AV equipment and SMART Boards Some extra benfits with Tierney Brothers---they stock what they sell---when they do installation of SMART Boards the warranty period is increased to a total of 7 years!

  • SMART Boards
  • Projectors
  • Student Assessment Tools - Response (Senteo)
  • Airliners, Sympodium , and SMART Table
  • Installations


Tremco delivers unique facility asset management solutions designed to reduce your roofing and building envelope life-cycle costs while extending overall performance.

Visit http://tremcoinc.com/about.asp for more information.

Tri-Dim Filter Corporation

The finest in air filter design and installation. Independently rated by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.,

UBU Sports

Synthetic Field Turf
Contact: Ralph Buerger
Phone: 800-828-8700 ext. 7223