What is The MINT?

More than just a shared workshop with all the tools you don't have space for or couldn't afford on your own, The MINT is a community of people sharing their knowledge, experience, and ideas in addition to tools, equipment, and workshop space. Our members include hobbyists, DIY enthusiasts, educators, students, entrepreneurs, non-profit, and for-profit companies.

The MINT is a shared workshop and classroom for anyone interested in making things.

We are a community dedicated to sharing knowledge, experience, and fostering entrepreneurship.


Advice and solutions are enthusiastically available. If you don't know how, another member does.

Low cost membership

Focus on your ideas while we worry about costs of overhead, maintenance, and repair.

Classes and instruction

Members and local experts teach classes on a range of subjects.

Investment is nearby

Talk to our partner, Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) about your business idea.

Personal Networking

Sit next to someone who has an idea to enhance your product. Meet people who can help you. Networking is as easy as showing up.

Advice and know-how are always nearby.

Our members include hobbyists, DIY enthusiasts, educators, students, entrepreneurs, non-profit, and for-profit companies.

The MINT Metal Shop.

Tools, Equipment & Work Space

8,000 Square Feet of Extraordinary Opportunities.

  • 4'x 8' CNC router
  • Table saw
  • Bandsaws
  • Sanders
  • Drill presses
  • Grinders
  • Bridgeport Mill
  • Ironworker
  • Metal lathe
  • Welding
  • Plasma cutter
  • 3D Printing
  • Electronics
  • Programming
  • CNC & Computer-Aided Design
  • Much More!

A collaborative and well equipped environment to make almost anything.

The MINT Wood Shop and CNC Router.

The MINT Spotlight

Here are some of our classes, and our members' newly MINT-ed projects!

Electronics at The MINT.

Join The MINT

If you possess a passion for creating and making, a MINT membership is for you.

At The MINT, you'll have the tools you need to make your ideas reality. But more than that, you'll connect with people who love making, solving problems and learning new things. We are a learning community of people who make stuff.

Whether you are a hobbyist with dreams that are too big for your basement, an innovator that just needs the space and resources to get your new business up and running, or an outgoing individual that loves working on projects with others, we want you to join us!

MINT Members Building Flight Computers for Paragliding.

Who Are We?

Pete GileTwo Bad Cats, LLC.
Karen McCallaLibrarian and Tech Integrationist,
Mill River Union School
Ginger GellmanCoordinator of Academic Services,
Community College of Vermont
Bill KukerLead Developer & Co-founder,
Martello Technologies
Dan RoswellInformation Technology,
Rutland High School
Mindy HastingsRealtor, Coldwell Banker Watson
Ron PulcerInformation Technology Instructor,
Community College of Vermont
Lyle JepsonExecutive Director,
Rutland Economic Development Corp.
Dean of Entrepreneurial Programs,
Castleton University
The MINT's Prusa i3 Mk2 3D Printer.