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Tours will be posted as manufacturers register for the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing.

 

 

Oct
10
Tue
Crenlo – Student Only
Oct 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The technology leader in cost-effective cab design, providing “Best-In-Class” engineering and manufacturing services.

Oct
11
Wed
Aspen Equipment Co. – Student Only Tour
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With headquarters in Bloomington, MN and satellite facilities in Ankeny, IA and Omaha, NE, Aspen Equipment Company builds, sells, rents and services commercial equipment for federal, state and local governments, railroads, utilities and the construction trades. As a truck equipment installer and manufacturer, we supply work trucks in a variety of configurations and represent more than 40 lines of equipment from various manufacturers including cranes, hi-rail gear, service bodies, aerials, welders, air compressors, winches, hydraulic tool systems and more. We have a national reputation for quality products and strive for exceptional customer service. Since 1926 our family owned company has cultivated a reputation for taking care of the needs of our employees and our customers.

Oct
13
Fri
Pace Ind. St. Paul Division – Student Only Tour
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

We do metal die casting and value add. We have 11 aluminum die cast machines and 10 CNC machines.

Park out front of the double glass doors come up the stairs and turn to your left.

All students must have closed shoes no flip flops.

Graco – Student Only Tour
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pressure Washer manufacterer

 

Oct
17
Tue
St. Cloud Technical & Community College – Student Only Tour
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Manufacturing featured Events

Clow Stamping – Student Only Tour
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Clow Stamping began in 1970 as a family business and has grown to become a metal stamping manufacture industry leader, maintaining some of the best available technology, equipment, and people. We have flourished through the years because we work with our customers to provide practical solutions to challenges, whether they are in design, manufacturing, or shipping.

Oct
19
Thu
MacTech
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Mactech offers a wide array of on-site machining services ranging from minor repairs and adjustments, to major repairs and reconstructions. If it’s in the field, and it needs to be machined… we can do it.

Oct
20
Fri
MacTech
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Mactech offers a wide array of on-site machining services ranging from minor repairs and adjustments, to major repairs and reconstructions. If it’s in the field, and it needs to be machined… we can do it.

Oct
24
Tue
Aldrich Woodworking – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:15 am – 2:30 pm

Aldrich Woodworking is a cabinet manufacturing firm that provides cabinet installation, custom shelving installation, custom shelving design and other services. They are located in Chisago City.

Plastic Products – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:15 am – 2:30 pm

Plastic Products Company (PPC) is committed to eagerly serving your needs. We are a customer focused custom thermoplastic, metal and ceramic injection molder that’s been in business since 1962, serving some of the world’s largest customers for decades. PPC offers total program management from design through production.

Polaris – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:15 am – 2:30 pm

Wyoming, Minnesota is home to our new state-of-the-art engineering facility. The Polaris Product Development Center opened in Wyoming, Minnesota in April 2005, as a result of Polaris outgrowing current facilities and the need to upgrade them to support our growth goals and provide the high-quality Polaris products our customers want. High-quality products start with high-quality facilities and high-quality people.

Rosenbauer – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:15 am – 2:30 pm

With more than 150 years of manufacturing experience, Rosenbauer is the global leader in firefighting technology and resources. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of fire equipment with eleven manufacturing locations worldwide.

Smith Metals – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:15 am – 2:30 pm

Now there’s a more effective process to achieve precision parts while eliminating extensive machining operations. Utilizing Smith Metal Products’ metal injection molding (MIM) process, precise shaped parts are produced fast for use in firearms, defense, medical, dental, orthodontics, computers, aeronautics, automotive and recreation. Smith has the experience to make MIM parts for your products today – and “Made in America”.

Wyoming Machine – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:15 am – 2:30 pm

n the hands of our expert fabricators, the array of technology at WYOMING MACHINE provides the practical tools that solve problems, generate solutions and produce results…efficiently. Specialization makes us not only flexible in production and excellent in the details, but also resourceful with customer-focused design and fabrication solutions. We specialize in laser cutting, CNC turret punching, CNC metal forming, welding (AWS Certified Welding Inspector-CWI on staff), and machining.

LaValley Industries – Student Tour Only
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

At LaValley Industries, we offer the safest, most effective pipe handling products available anywhere in the world!

Norboard Minnesota Inc. – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Producer of wood based panels

Nortech Systems – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Welcome to Nortech Systems Inc. Founded in Minnesota in 1990, we are a full-scale provider of contract design, engineering, production and post-market services for electro-mechanical products throughout the world, including for aerospace, defense, medical device, industrial and commercial applications. We have built our success by serving our customers and their needs through a focus on having the right tools, the right people and a drive to succeed.

North Central Door – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Creating residential and commercial garage doors that go beyond our customers’ expectations has always been North Central Door’s mission. Our doors are built to last and made for a variety of conditions and climates.

Potlatch Corporation – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

We are Potlatch Corporation, a verified leader in sustainable forestry. With approximately 1.4 million acres third-party certified to independent forest management standards, we grow trees, sell timber, and manufacture solid wood products. Since 1903, we have sought the common ground that enables us to unlock the value of our lands while conserving our forests for generations to come.

Team Industries – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 am

TEAM Industries is a vertically- integrated engineering and manufacturing company that has been Driving Innovation in performance and reliability-enhancing components for nearly half a century. TEAM offers a complete range of services, from collaboration on new product designs to custom contract manufacturing. Our principal products include transmissions and transaxles, axles and four-wheel-drive systems, continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), and electric vehicle drivetrains.

The Idea Circle – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Minnesota Innovation Institute (MI2) is a “private led/private driven” organization whose purpose is to serve business and industry needs, while reaching into and leveraging existing resources for support. MI2 operates as a subdivision of Greater Bemidji. As the MI2’s management and operating contractor, The Idea Circle’s role spans across four areas: strategy, leadership, stewardship, and engagement.

AirCorps Aviation – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

AirCorps Aviation specializes in the preservation of WWII and Vintage Aircraft.

Parking on the east side in front of the building’s main entrance.

Closed toe shoes would be preferred.

Please allow approx 45 minutes per tour.

Douglas Machine – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Douglas specializes in the manufacture of efficient, innovative secondary packaging equipment.

request for funding submitted by Tom Ellison and Andrew Steiner
PO Box 9, 4300 Pioneer Road SE Alexandria MN 56308 (320) 762-2142

ITW Heartland – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Short run, close tolerance CNC machining service

Funding request by: Tom Ellison and Andrew Steiner
PO Box 9, 4300 Pioneer Road SE
Alexandria MN 56308

Minnesota Innovation Institute
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Minnesota Innovation Institute (MI2) is a “private led/private driven” organization whose purpose is to serve business and industry needs, while reaching into and leveraging existing resources for support. MI2 operates as a subdivision of Greater Bemidji. As the MI2’s management and operating contractor, The Idea Circle’s role spans across four areas: strategy, leadership, stewardship, and engagement. The goal of MI2 is to strengthen the workforce pipeline to recruit, train, and retain skilled workers with emphasis on manufacturing.

Morrissey Manufacturing – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Morrissey has the in-house engineering, tooling and production team in place for your most complex assemblies and fabrications. We offer a range of custom metal working services, and have a long history of partnering with a diverse range of customers across industries on mission critical parts and components. The parts that we manufacture and assemble are in use all over the planet, from the battlefield to power plants, and from aircraft to medical devices.

Pequot Tool & Manufacturing – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Pequot Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. is a quality-driven precision machining and fabrication leader that provides fast and innovative solutions for diverse customer needs. Because customer satisfaction is our top priority, we pride ourselves on our ability to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you.

Aspen Equipment Co. – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With headquarters in Bloomington, MN and satellite facilities in Ankeny, IA and Omaha, NE, Aspen Equipment Company builds, sells, rents and services commercial equipment for federal, state and local governments, railroads, utilities and the construction trades. As a truck equipment installer and manufacturer, we supply work trucks in a variety of configurations and represent more than 40 lines of equipment from various manufacturers including cranes, hi-rail gear, service bodies, aerials, welders, air compressors, winches, hydraulic tool systems and more. We have a national reputation for quality products and strive for exceptional customer service. Since 1926 our family owned company has cultivated a reputation for taking care of the needs of our employees and our customers.

Oct
25
Wed
Minnesota Innovation Institute
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Minnesota Innovation Institute (MI2) is a “private led/private driven” organization whose purpose is to serve business and industry needs, while reaching into and leveraging existing resources for support. MI2 operates as a subdivision of Greater Bemidji. As the MI2’s management and operating contractor, The Idea Circle’s role spans across four areas: strategy, leadership, stewardship, and engagement. The goal of MI2 is to strengthen the workforce pipeline to recruit, train, and retain skilled workers with emphasis on manufacturing.

Pro-Pet LLC – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We are a pet food manufacturing company that produce and package for a private company.

South side of building on gravel path after trailers.

Closed-toe shoes

Riedell Shoes – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Paul Riedell and his wife, Sophie, founded Riedell Shoes Inc. in Red Wing, Minnesota more than 70 years ago with one goal in mind – to produce and offer only the finest quality skates available in the market. As time has gone by, Riedell Shoes has continued to re-invent its product lines and hire only the most skilled and professional employees in the hope of achieving the very same perfection that inspired Paul Riedell when he set out to change the skating world forever.

 

SCS Elevator Products – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SCS is a leader in providing products to the Elevator Industry including design support, engineering, mold building and contract manufacturing. SCS utilizes a broad depth of manufacturing capabilities in Plastic Injection Molding, Die Casting, Metal Stamping, Decorating and Assembly.

 

3M Fall Protection Business – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Fall protection and rescue solutions

Neufeldt Industrial Services – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Neufeldt Industrial provides manufacturing, fabrication, installation and design solutions to businesses throughout the United States. They also developed the unique Gripper truss hook system that has radically changed truss installation. They have grown from a small portable welding shop into a 15,000 square foot facility where they can do welding, metal forming, machining, plasma cutting, milling, plate bending or any other kind of fabrication.

 

Hanisch Bakery & Coffee Shop
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop is located in the heart of historic downtown Red Wing. It features a full line scratch bakery, as well as, a coffee shop that has daily lunch specials, full espresso bar, and over 11 daily flavors of coffee. Come enjoy the behind the scenes look at making fresh bakery products daily.

Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

MN/WI Bridge Project – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Harbor Bar Parking Lot. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can outfit you with a hardhat and safety vest. Close toed shoes must be worn, boots are preferred (no high heels or open toes or heels). We will be walking through the bridge construction site with a tour narrated by Terry Ward, Bridge Project Manager and/or Jay Owens, City Engineer. Tour is one hour in length.

 

Automated Equipment and Elektro Assemblies
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Automated Equipment (AE) is a global provider of automated dispensing equipment, specializing in refrigeration, dispensing and portion control. AE designs, manufactures, markets and services unique automated kitchen equipment solutions. Elektro Assemblies manufactures wire harnesses, cable assemblies and control panel/box builds. They also manufacture first aid equipment used for training purposes.

Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

SCS Elevator Products
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SCS is a leader in providing products to the Elevator Industry including design support, engineering, mold building and contract manufacturing. SCS utilizes a broad depth of manufacturing capabilities in Plastic Injection Molding, Die Casting, Metal Stamping, Decorating and Assembly.

Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Oct
26
Thu
IPS Cranes – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

IPS CRANES, Inc., is the OEM of American and Ohio Locomotive Cranes. We manufacture new cranes and rebuild and repair existing cranes.

Builtrite Handlers – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Material Handling Solutions

Cirrus Aircraft – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Airplane manufacturer

GPM, Inc. – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

GPM manufactures and distributes the toughest, most reliable submersible and horizontal slurry pumps found anywhere in the world.

Altec HiLine – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. We deliver products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world. Altec Inc. is the holding company for Altec Industries, Global Rental, Altec NUECO, Altec Worldwide, Altec Capital, Altec Supply, and Altec Ventures, LLC.

Free parking

FORCE America – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Design and manufacture of integrated hydraulic manifolds.

IKONICS – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

An international leader of imaging technologies for over 60 years, IKONICS continues to lead the sandcarving industry as the Total Solution supplier for all sandcarving needs. Made in America and distributed globally, IKONICS Imaging supplies the most innovative line of sandcarvers, automated washout units, photoresist films, crystal products, and training. Professional sandcarving experts and newcomers alike benefit from our wide range of exceptional products

Free parking

IPS Cranes – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

IPS CRANES, Inc., is the OEM of American and Ohio Locomotive Cranes. We manufacture new cranes and rebuild and repair existing cranes. IPS CRANES is a complete supplier of American Hoist crane parts and American crane parts, and genuine OEM parts for American and Ohio Locomotive cranes.

Free parking

MN State College SE – Welding Lab & Maker Space Area
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.
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Minnesota State College Southeast – Welding Lab & Maker Space Area
308 Pioneer Road
Red Wing, MN
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October 26
10-11 AM
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Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

ProAct
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

ProAct is a nonprofit organization which provides individualized life enhancing vocational and personal growth opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges. Partnering with businesses for over 40 years, they provide customized services to support employment needs, as well as product assembly and packaging via competitive pricing, quality assurance guarantee and exceptional customer service.

People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Riedell Shoes
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Paul Riedell and his wife, Sophie, founded Riedell Shoes Inc. in Red Wing, Minnesota more than 70 years ago with one goal in mind – to produce and offer only the finest quality skates available in the market. As time has gone by, Riedell Shoes has continued to re-invent its product lines and hire only the most skilled and professional employees in the hope of achieving the very same perfection that inspired Paul Riedell when he set out to change the skating world forever.

Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

SCS Interiors – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

“Style-Comfort-Security” – the motto of SCS Interiors – describes the high quality products and services of our progressive company. SCS Interiors is able to design, develop, and manufacture –with Style – luxury aircraft, automotive, and other commercial interiors, interior elements, and accessories. Our products include a full range of seat covers, foam kits, carpet kits, leather-wrapped appointments, and floor mats — all focused on your product needs to assure your Comfort.

Aspen Equipment Co. – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With headquarters in Bloomington, MN and satellite facilities in Ankeny, IA and Omaha, NE, Aspen Equipment Company builds, sells, rents and services commercial equipment for federal, state and local governments, railroads, utilities and the construction trades. As a truck equipment installer and manufacturer, we supply work trucks in a variety of configurations and represent more than 40 lines of equipment from various manufacturers including cranes, hi-rail gear, service bodies, aerials, welders, air compressors, winches, hydraulic tool systems and more. We have a national reputation for quality products and strive for exceptional customer service. Since 1926 our family owned company has cultivated a reputation for taking care of the needs of our employees and our customers.

Avantech – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome to AVANTech
AVANTech, Inc. is a comprehensive industrial water treatment solutions provider. Our extensive experience in engineering process systems enables us to create integrated solutions that can dramatically improve operations in industrial, commercial, power, and nuclear power applications.

Bendtec – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

BendTec is a steel fabrication business specializing in the fabrication of piping assemblies and the production of pipe bends for pipelines and steam electric power generating plants. BendTec is known internationally throughout the piping industry for its ability to bend large diameter pipe for these and other critical service applications. The curving of structural shapes for architectural applications is another of BendTec’s specialties. In addition to bending, BendTec also provides many other fabrication services such as engineering, nondestructive testing, welding, cutting, machining, heat treating, blasting, pickling, painting, and fusion bond epoxy coating. These additional services, which are necessary to complete many pipe bending projects, many times are sold separately from the bending service.

Free parking

MN State College SE – Welding Lab & Maker Space Area
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Here’s your chance to tour the new welding labs and future Maker Space area. What’s a Maker Space? Come up and find out. Classes will be in full swing and instructors will be available to answer questions and provide details.

Xcel Energy Generating Plant (Steam Plant)
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Xcel Energy’s Red Wing Generating Plant proves that a combination of ingenuity and technical advances can offer innovative solutions to dispose of municipal solid waste, or garbage. Built in the 1940s as a coal-fired generating facility, Red Wing’s two units were converted in 1986 to burn refuse-derived fuel. RDF is a fluffy, burnable fuel produced from municipal solid waste. The processed municipal solid waste provides a low-cost fuel alternative to generate electricity and reduces the amount of material going to landfills. Since 1987, Red Wing has burned more than 5.5 million tons of RDF and produced more than 3 million megawatt hours of electricity for customers in the community.

Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Oct
27
Fri
Altec HiLine LLC – Student Only Tour
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. We deliver products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

Builtrite Handlers – Student Only Tour
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Material Handling Solutions

Cirrus Aircraft – Student Only Tour
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Airplane manufacturer

GPM, Inc. – Student Only Tour
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

GPM manufactures and distributes the toughest, most reliable submersible and horizontal slurry pumps found anywhere in the world.

AAR Aricraft Services – Student Only Tour
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

AAR is an independent provider of aviation services to commercial and government customers in more than 100 countries. Our aftermarket expertise and award-winning solutions help customers increase efficiency and reduce costs while maintaining high levels of quality, service and safety.

Free parking

Hobgoblin Music/Stoney End Harps
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hobgoblin is a family-owned business based in a 1920’s barn that was restored in 2001. They’ve been making harps for 29+ years and over 7,500 instruments have found homes in every state and province and numerous foreign countries. Hobgoblin also has a retail store and hosts concerts, plays, weddings, and local community events in the barn, plus festivals and weddings.

Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

IKONICS – Student Only Tour
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

An international leader of imaging technologies for over 60 years, IKONICS continues to lead the sandcarving industry as the Total Solution supplier for all sandcarving needs. Made in America and distributed globally, IKONICS Imaging supplies the most innovative line of sandcarvers, automated washout units, photoresist films, crystal products, and training. Professional sandcarving experts and newcomers alike benefit from our wide range of exceptional products

Free parking

MN/WI Bridge Project
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Harbor Bar Parking Lot. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can outfit you with a hardhat and safety vest. Close toed shoes must be worn, boots are preferred (no high heels or open toes or heels). We will be walking through the bridge construction site with a tour narrated by Terry Ward, Bridge Project Manager and/or Jay Owens, City Engineer. Tour is one hour in length.

Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Neufeldt Industrial Services
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Neufeldt Industrial provides manufacturing, fabrication, installation and design solutions to businesses throughout the United States. They also developed the unique Gripper truss hook system that has radically changed truss installation. They have grown from a small portable welding shop into a 15,000 square foot facility where they can do welding, metal forming, machining, plasma cutting, milling, plate bending or any other kind of fabrication.

Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Red Wing Shoe Company – Plant 2
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

For over a century Red Wing purpose-built footwear has been at the spearhead of innovation in the standard of excellence for work boots. Red Wing products are proven to perform and outlast. Behind each pair of shoes exists over a century of experience.

Tour Guidelines
People must register through the Chamber Office by calling 651-388-4719 or email frontdesk@redwingchamber.com to attend, prior to all tours.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time, to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
All tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Reservations are required.
Tours are FREE and open to the public.
Tours are one hour in length.
Closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
No cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
Photo ids may be required.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Sappi – Student Only Tour
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Located on the banks of the St Louis River since 1898, our Cloquet Mill produces high quality printing papers. The mill can swing production between paper grade pulp for internal consumption and dissolving wood pulp (DWP) for the open market.

Free parking

SCS Interiors – Student Only Tour
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

“Style-Comfort-Security” – the motto of SCS Interiors – describes the high quality products and services of our progressive company. SCS Interiors is able to design, develop, and manufacture –with Style – luxury aircraft, automotive, and other commercial interiors, interior elements, and accessories. Our products include a full range of seat covers, foam kits, carpet kits, leather-wrapped appointments, and floor mats — all focused on your product needs to assure your Comfort.

USG Interiors LLC – Student Only Tour
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

USG is North America’s leading producer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries. We are also the global leader in the manufacture of ceiling suspension systems and are recognized as the premier acoustical panel and specialty ceiling systems innovator. Our family of products provides creative building solutions that set new standards for productivity and efficiency, helping contractors and architects deliver high quality and innovative designs.

Free parking

Bendtec – Student Only Tour
Oct 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

BendTec is a steel fabrication business specializing in the fabrication of piping assemblies and the production of pipe bends for pipelines and steam electric power generating plants. BendTec is known internationally throughout the piping industry for its ability to bend large diameter pipe for these and other critical service applications. The curving of structural shapes for architectural applications is another of BendTec’s specialties. In addition to bending, BendTec also provides many other fabrication services such as engineering, nondestructive testing, welding, cutting, machining, heat treating, blasting, pickling, painting, and fusion bond epoxy coating. These additional services, which are necessary to complete many pipe bending projects, many times are sold separately from the bending service.

Free parking

Oct
31
Tue
FAST Global Solutions – Student Only Tour
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

FAST is a company that makes ground support equipment, ag equipment, and conveyor systems.

We took a bus and were dropped off at the front door.

Safety glasses, closed toe shoes.

Nov
1
Wed
ITW Heartland – Student Only Tour
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

They offer precision engineered machines, parts, gears, and electro-mechanical products across a variety of industries with distinct expertise in aerospace, energy, military and transportation.

We had to have safety glasses, pants, and closed toed shoes

 

 

Wunderkammer – Student Only Tour
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Wunderkammer: A Tech and Training Exploratorium that allows youth to engage and to explore careers with which they are not familiar. These one on one micro-mentoring sessions allow seasoned technicians to talk about their own personal excitement in their fields. Sundance Family Foundation, Vadnais Heights Community Development Corporation (VHEDC), the Maplewood YMCA, and Mcguire Insurance are sponsoring the Wunderkammer. Transportation to and from the event for both St. Paul and Minneapolis youth is provided by 360mn.org — the Minnesota Center for Excellence in Manufacturing.

Nov
2
Thu
Automated Equipment and Elektro Assemblies – Student Only Tour
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Automated Equipment (AE) is a global provider of automated dispensing equipment, specializing in refrigeration, dispensing and portion control. AE designs, manufactures, markets and services unique automated kitchen equipment solutions. Elektro Assemblies manufactures wire harnesses, cable assemblies and control panel/box builds. They also manufacture first aid equipment used for training purposes.

 

Riedell Shoes – Student Only Tour
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Paul Riedell and his wife, Sophie, founded Riedell Shoes Inc. in Red Wing, Minnesota more than 70 years ago with one goal in mind – to produce and offer only the finest quality skates available in the market. As time has gone by, Riedell Shoes has continued to re-invent its product lines and hire only the most skilled and professional employees in the hope of achieving the very same perfection that inspired Paul Riedell when he set out to change the skating world forever.

 

SCS Elevator Products – Student Only Tour
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SCS is a leader in providing products to the Elevator Industry including design support, engineering, mold building and contract manufacturing. SCS utilizes a broad depth of manufacturing capabilities in Plastic Injection Molding, Die Casting, Metal Stamping, Decorating and Assembly.

 

3M Fall Protection Business – Student Only Tour
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Fall protection and rescue solutions

Neufeldt Industrial Services – Student Only Tour
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Neufeldt Industrial provides manufacturing, fabrication, installation and design solutions to businesses throughout the United States. They also developed the unique Gripper truss hook system that has radically changed truss installation. They have grown from a small portable welding shop into a 15,000 square foot facility where they can do welding, metal forming, machining, plasma cutting, milling, plate bending or any other kind of fabrication.

 

MN/WI Bridge Project – Student Only Tour
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Harbor Bar Parking Lot. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can outfit you with a hardhat and safety vest. Close toed shoes must be worn, boots are preferred (no high heels or open toes or heels). We will be walking through the bridge construction site with a tour narrated by Terry Ward, Bridge Project Manager and/or Jay Owens, City Engineer. Tour is one hour in length.

 

Nov
3
Fri
Pine Technical & Community College – Student Only Tour
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Higher Education

Nov
8
Wed
Benchmark Electronics – Student Only Tour
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is in the business of manufacturing electronics and providing services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of telecommunication equipment, computers and related products for business enterprises, industrial control equipment, testing and instrumentation products and medical devices.

Fastenal – Student Only Tour
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Fastenal provides companies with the fasteners, tools, and supplies they need to manufacture products, build structures, protect personnel, and maintain facilities and equipment.

Goodson Tools and Supplies for Engine Builders – Student Only Tour
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Providing tools and supplies for engine builders

Knitcraft Corporation – Student Only Tour
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Men’s knit sportswear and outerwear garments, predominantly sweaters, jackets and shirts.

Thern – Winches and Cranes –
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Manufacturer of winches, cranes & hoists for lifting & pulling. Product line includes spur gear & worm gear hand winches up to 5 ton capacity; electric, pneumatic & hydraulic power winches up to 50 ton capacity. Custom engineering services provided to meet specific pulling & lifting.

WS Packagine Group – Student Only Tour
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We produce high-quality label and packaging products for customers from emerging start-up companies to category-leading Fortune 500 brands. We offer the strength of a big company with the care and agility of a small one.

ZF TRW – Student Only Tour
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Global leader in automotive safety.

Jan
24
Wed
Mate Precision Tooling – Student Only Tour
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

A manufacturing company that makes tool and dye supplies.

Jan
25
Thu
ShoreMaster – Student Only Tour
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Manufacturer of premium docks, boat lifts and accessories

StoneL – Student Only Tour
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

StoneL® offers a full range of monitoring, communication and control products ideally suited for quarter-turn and linear discrete valve applications in extreme process environments.

Vector Windows – Student Only Tour
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Window Manufacturer

Jan
29
Mon
Medtronic- Students Only Tour
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions.

N/A

Feb
5
Mon
Marshall Manufacturing – Students Only Tour
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Marshall Manufacturing Company is a medical device contract manufacturer. We offer precision machining services including CNC Swiss machining, CNC laser tube cutting, CNC Wire EDM, and many assembly processes including CNC laser welding.

N/A

Feb
12
Mon
Boker’s Inc. – Students Only Tour
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Boker’s has accumulated thousands of stock tools for immediate availability to manufacture non-standard flat washers, spacers and shims from over 2,000 materials.

N/A

Feb
13
Tue
Tesla – Students Only Tour
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 13 @ 8:30 pm

With the acquisition of PERBIX, Tesla further advances its efforts to turn the factory itself into a product – to build the machine that makes the machine.

Founded in 1976, PERBIX, now a part of Tesla, designs, builds and services highly-automated, high-volume manufacturing machinery that will help Tesla accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

N/A

Oct
2
Tue
Modern Tool, Inc. – Students Only Tour
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Modern Tool Inc. originated as a metal stamper servicing a broad base of customers in industries such as computer/electronics, small engines, agriculture, home controls and many others. The organization quickly developed a strong reputation for its quality and customer service. Continued growth opportunities drove an evolution toward fabrications and weldments to complement the stamping business.
Today the organization has become a household name at several global OEM’s. We have developed a sterling reputation as the “Go To Guys” among many procurement groups with very demanding material needs. Though our broad based capabilities have grown exponentially through the years we have not wandered far from our original roots as a service-focused supplier. Our ultra modern 200,000 Sq. Ft. facility enables us to meet even the most demanding customer material needs.
We are ISO registered and have fully implemented all seven phases of e-commerce. We have continually expanded and improved our capabilities throughout the organization. We are a driven and goal oriented management group. We would welcome the opportunity to show you how we can bring additional value to your supply chain.

Free Parking

Would like to be available for tours to any student groups looking.

Oct
3
Wed
Modern Tool, Inc. – Students Only Tour
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Modern Tool Inc. originated as a metal stamper servicing a broad base of customers in industries such as computer/electronics, small engines, agriculture, home controls and many others. The organization quickly developed a strong reputation for its quality and customer service. Continued growth opportunities drove an evolution toward fabrications and weldments to complement the stamping business.
Today the organization has become a household name at several global OEM’s. We have developed a sterling reputation as the “Go To Guys” among many procurement groups with very demanding material needs. Though our broad based capabilities have grown exponentially through the years we have not wandered far from our original roots as a service-focused supplier. Our ultra modern 200,000 Sq. Ft. facility enables us to meet even the most demanding customer material needs.
We are ISO registered and have fully implemented all seven phases of e-commerce. We have continually expanded and improved our capabilities throughout the organization. We are a driven and goal oriented management group. We would welcome the opportunity to show you how we can bring additional value to your supply chain.

Free Parking

Would like to be available for tours to any student groups looking.

Oct
4
Thu
Wyoming Machine – Student Only Tour
Oct 4 @ 8:10 am – 2:00 pm

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication, services including: laser cutting, punching, press brake forming, welding, & machining.

Bus Parking.

Agropur
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Founded in 1938, Agropur coopérative is a leader in the North American dairy industry with a turnover of $ 6.4 billion in 2017. The Cooperative is a source of pride for its 3,290 members. 8,300 employees who work together every day for the same vision: “Better milk. Better world.“ Agropur processes more than 6.1 billion liters of milk annually in its 39 plants across North America and offers an impressive range of brands and products including Natrel, OKA, iögo, BiPro, Agropur Grand Cheddar, Olympic, Farmers, Island Farms and Québon.

American Artstone
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

American Artstone is a leading manufacturer of Cast Stone and Architectural Precast Concrete products. With over 100 years in business, American Artstone has continually been on the cutting edge of innovative design and manufacturing. Employee pride shows in every piece of Cast Stone produced by American Artstone. American Artstone has enjoyed a rich history in this area dating back to 2014. Our products can be seen on numerous local buildings dating back to the 1920s. The Cast Stone on Artstone’s first major project, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairfax constructed in 1915 shows little wear today. Several local landmarks such as the original public library (presently the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame) and the New Ulm Oil Company Service Station were constructed primarily with American Artstone product. Virtually every school and church in New Ulm includes examples of our product. The recently constructed New Ulm High School boast several examples of our product on the interior and exterior.

American Artstone is also regarded throughout the state, region and nation as the premier producers of Cast Stone. The company routinely wins national awards for its design and manufacturing excellence. Examples of our work can be found throughout the region on high profile projects such as the University of Minnesota TCF Bank Football Stadium and St Thomas University Athletic Complex. American Artstone’s prolonged success can be attributed to its highly skilled and dedicated work force. We offer talented individuals an exciting work place in which they can develop and hone their skills.

As an employee you will experience on the job training and mentoring. Our work is primarily custom manufacturing, so you will rarely see two jobs that are the same. Areas of expertise we are looking for is architectural drafting; metal fabrication, carpentry, mixing, concrete finishing and shipping. Employees are encouraged to develop their skills or learn new areas of expertise. Since most of the skills are developed through on the job training, employees are given the opportunity to work throughout the plant so they may be best matched with jobs that meet their interests an skills. For more information, visit our website at www.american-artstone.comIf you are interested in a career at American Artstone contact Larry Thompson at larry@american-artstone.com or ask for an application.

Booth Welding & Fabricating
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Booth Welding and Fabricating, LLC. is a family owned company specializing in product design, fabrication and installation. Their experienced design team provides service from on-site consultations and ideation through to the engineering and drafting process. With a full machine shop, including a CNC waterjet and CNC press brake, the highly experienced fabrication staff can cut, shear, bend, punch or roll a variety of metals and other materials to create precision products. They do quality TIG, MIG, arc, spot and pin/stud welding. Booth Welding and Fabricating does installations including structural steel, plant equipment, production line and work station jobs. They are proficient at core drilling available and anchoring in diverse materials. Additionally, this team has experience repairing trailers, farm/ heavy equipment, metal railings, holding tanks….If it’s broke they can probably fix it!

In 2006, after 30 years fabrication experience, Leonard Booth created Booth Welding and Fabricating. In 2008 Troy Booth joined his father in the operation of the family business. The company has grown much over the years and now includes machinists, welders, a CAD Draftsman, a commercial artist, and support staff. Throughout New Ulm one can see evidence of the contribution this company has made to the community. The red bicycle racks with the heart design were constructed by Booth Welding and Fabricating, as was the eagle sculpture located at the new high school and a lighted memorial sculpture located at the New Ulm Medical Center. There are numerous residential and commercial railings throughout the area and many industrial projects at local manufacturing plants, including process pipe jobs, have been done by this diverse company. From the artistic to the industrial, Booth Welding and Fabricating provides a wide range of capabilities to our community.

Cambria
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cambria is the first and only family-owned, American-made producer of natural stone surfaces. Established in 2001, Cambria was built on 70+ years of manufacturing experience in Minnesota. Cambria employs more than 2,000 in the U.S. and Canada, including nearly 700 skilled craftsmen and women at the company’s nearly 1 million square foot manufacturing facility.Their employees take great pride in their work and the company’s reputation for quality, exceptional craftsmanship, and beauty. There’s never any skimping or cutting corners. Every natural stone surface they create is crafted with hands-on attention down to the smallest details to provide years of flawless performance.

They strongly believe that the best countertops FACTS start with the best people. Cambria employees take charge of their career by working for a progressive company where innovation inspires people to grow and reach their full potential. Every job at Cambria is important and great ideas can come from anyone at any time. Cambria offers competitive benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, profit sharing and 401K with employer match.CambriaUSA.com/Careers. #WeAreCambriaGuided

 

Confidentiality Agreement signed before tour, 16+

Cinch Connectivity Solutions
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cinch Connectivity Solutions is a vertically integrated supplier of high quality, high performance connectors, fixed length and semi rigid cable assemblies from DC to 50 GHz, and custom solutions. Their product lines deliver custom-engineered solutions to satisfy the most demanding and complex requirements. Cinch Connectivity’s products support aerospace, military, wireless communications, data networking, test and measurement, telecommunications, broadcast, medical, oil and gas and other harsh environment applications. Combined with the strength of our parent company, Bel Fuse Inc., Cinch Connectivity Solutions aims to provide an unparalleled offering to the vast array of industries they serve.

7th grade or higher, must wear closed toed and heeled shoes, visitors must sign non-disclosure agreement, adults must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent and must provide a valid government issued photo identification.

Dotson Iron Castings
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Dotson Company was founded, in Mankato, in 1876 as a blacksmith shop and has evolved over the years into a highly automated ductile iron foundry and CNC machine shop. Dotson Foundry employees 140 people working 5 days 24 hours per day. Dotson is known in the industry as being highly automated in the making and processing castings. Finished products are used in a variety of applications across the globe including lawn mowers, fire trucks, concrete mixers, farm equipment and skid steers. Dotson niche casting size is 1lb up to 50lbs. Dotson is employee owned and focused on creating a world class company by staying true to their core values of innovation, focus on results, value people, and integrity.

 

Must have closed toed shoes, no sandals or flip flops

Jarraff Industries
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Founded in 1979, Jarraff Industries provides high quality specialized right-of-way maintenance, land clearing and tree care equipment that is used throughout the world. Its customers include international, national, regional and local contractors; as well as state and local governments, utility companies, and tree care companies, both domestic and international. Jarraff Industries manufactures the Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer, Mini-Jarraff Urban Forester and the Linebacker Brush Cutter Tractor. The Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer provides user a 360-degree plus range of motion, lateral tilt and 75-foot cutting height all within a specially designed operators cab. The remote controlled Mini-Jarraff is specifically designed for residential and municipal tree trimming. A minimal footprint and compact profile allow the Mini-Jarraff to operate in the tight working areas such as neighborhoods, backyards and municipal parks. The Linebacker Brush Cutter is designed for land clearing and vegetation management. The unit’s cutterhead can reach 11 feet high and clear brush and trees up to 12 inches in diameter. With features that maximize production and enhance operator safety, the Jarraff Industries product line represents some of the most advanced land clearing and right-of-way management equipment in the industry.

Recently Jarraff Industries completed a 20,000-square-foot addition to its main assembly building, which adds three new manufacturing lines and as many as 30 new jobs. The addition is one piece of a project, which already included a new paint booth and numerous equipment upgrades. The expansion also encompasses 35,000 square feet of new building space, adds five additional acres to its St. Peter campus, and includes a dedicated 10,000-square-foot parts and service building, as well as a 5,000-square-foot finished machine storage facility. Jarraff Industries employs engineers, welders, fabricators, assemblers, and mechanics. Jarraff Industries offers competitive wages and benefits, flexible work hours and time-off in a work environment consistent with family values.

Jones Metal Products, Inc.
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Since 1942 Jones Metal has been known for custom, precision metal fabrication a legacy the Jones team is very proud of. Committed to building on that legacy Jones Metal leads the industry with team expertise, precision manufacturing processes, technology and services to deliver the highest quality custom fabrication for the best total value.Mildred Jones established the company with strong values and an innovative spirit that is built to last. 76+ years later Jones Metal is a 3rd generation WBE certified woman owned company.

Jones Metal also holds the most recent ISO 9001:2015 registration. Jones Metal provides advanced, precision metal fabrication solutions for original equipment manufacturers in various industries, including power available generation, nuclear power generation, renewable energy, agricultural, heavy construction, mining, transportation, food, and the US Military. Jones Metal supports world-class innovation. Whether the project is in the idea stage or is fully developed with a full-print specification, the engineers at Jones Metal use the latest solid modeling and machine-utilization software to ensure each project is optimally designed for Jones Metal’s high-tech manufacturing processes. The design for manufacture method integrates quality specifications, shortens production time, reduces waste, and minimizes costs.

Who do they hire? Jones Metal is always looking for the “best manufacturing athletes” says CEO, Sarah Richards, “we want women and men with the best attitude and aptitude, we will train them from that point. Once trained, they are regarded as world-class metal fabricators.” One of Jones’ newest welders commented, “I have been waiting for this opportunity, when I moved to the area and asked about fabrication companies, I was told that the best was Jones Metal that they were hard to get into but a great place to work. I am so glad I got in, I love to weld and run machines like robots and laser cutters, this is going to be good.”

Ages 5 and up

Le Sueur Incorporated
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Since 1946, craftsmanship and technical leadership has driven success at Le Sueur Incorporated. Their reputation is built on partnering with customers to engineer and manufacture high quality cast aluminum and plastic injection molded products. As a result Le Sueur Incorporated is privileged to serve many of the best well-known companies in the world.As a family owned business, Le Sueur Incorporated understands the importance of a family friendly workplace, where people are empowered to reach their potential. Le Sueur Incorporated’s legacy and culture of excellence ensures the companies’ future as both a supplier and employer of choice. 3rd generation family owned, 400+ employees, 11,000+ employee ideas implemented since 2010, Competitive wages, generous benefit package, Formalized Leadership development, Company sponsored education through South Central College and Minnesota State University, Mankato, Tuition reimbursement.

 

16+, closed toed shoes, long pants

Medieval Metalwerx
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Medieval Metalwerx was founded in 2004 by Jesse Olson as a company that manufactured circle track race components and chassis. In September of 2017 they expanded into custom manufacturing and relocated to a new 25,000 square foot facility in Mankato. With the addition of top of the line equipment, Medieval will be a leading precision metal fabrication shop in the region.

They specialize in tube laser cutting and CNC bending. They are the only facility in the community with this capability.Medieval has a loyal customer base, built on providing quality, performance proven products with exceptional technical support.

Capabilities:• Tube Laser Cutting & CNC Bending• Flat Laser Cutting & CNC Bending • Machining & Forming• MIG & TIG Welding• Inspection• Sandblasting• Powdercoating• Assembly• Packaging Machines:• Trumpf TruLaser 5000 Fiber• HMT 3.0” Tube Bender• Trumpf 4030 Flat Laser• Trumpf V130 Press Brake• Mori Seiki 3 Axis Vertical Mill• Automatic Band SawCareers at Medieval:• Welding• Machine Operators• Finishing• Engineering• Quality & Estimating• Sales & Marketing• Accounting

Michael Foods Inc.
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Michael Foods family of businesses has grown to become a $2 billion manufacturer and distributor of foodservice, food ingredient and retail offerings by introducing innovative products that have changed the food landscape. From helping restaurant owners enhance the quality of their menus, to supporting food manufacturers with premium ingredients, to satisfying countless consumers with our popular lines, we’re a proven, innovative leader in food.• For over 100 years, the Michael Foods family of businesses has leveraged quality ingredients and innovative processes to offer the finest products and solutions to our customers and to food-loving consumers. Today, we’re the nation’s largest processor of value-added eggs—but that’s just the beginning. • Michael Foods, Inc. was purchased by Post Holdings in June of 2013. Now Michael Foods’ sister companies include Post Cereal, Power Bar, and Bob Evans. • In 2016 & 2017, the Gaylord Complex was award Operations of Excellence Award for outstanding results in Safety, First Pass Quality, Overall Equipment Efficiencies and Direct Manufacturing Expenses.

The Gaylord Complex produces over 500 million pounds of egg products each year in there different forms, liquid, precooked and hard cooked.

Michael Foods employs over 850 in the Sibley and Le Sueur County. n We offer competitive wages, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, annual bonus incentive, and paid time off accrual from hire date.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term and long term disability, and 401K match up to 6%.

Gaylord and LeSueur locations include jobs with a rotating shifts of 12 hours and 8 hour shifts in departments for operation, distribution, maintenance, and farm locations.

DIRECTIONS
North on Hwy 22 to Gaylord and turn left at stop sign, and continue for .2 miles and turn right on to Tower Street. Parking lot is located around back and check in at Door 1.

16 years of are or older
Must wear closed toed shoes and long pants

Modern Tool, Inc. – Students Only Tour
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Modern Tool Inc. originated as a metal stamper servicing a broad base of customers in industries such as computer/electronics, small engines, agriculture, home controls and many others. The organization quickly developed a strong reputation for its quality and customer service. Continued growth opportunities drove an evolution toward fabrications and weldments to complement the stamping business.
Today the organization has become a household name at several global OEM’s. We have developed a sterling reputation as the “Go To Guys” among many procurement groups with very demanding material needs. Though our broad based capabilities have grown exponentially through the years we have not wandered far from our original roots as a service-focused supplier. Our ultra modern 200,000 Sq. Ft. facility enables us to meet even the most demanding customer material needs.
We are ISO registered and have fully implemented all seven phases of e-commerce. We have continually expanded and improved our capabilities throughout the organization. We are a driven and goal oriented management group. We would welcome the opportunity to show you how we can bring additional value to your supply chain.

Free Parking

Would like to be available for tours to any student groups looking.

Parker Hannifin
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

With annual sales exceeding 13 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision engineered solutions for a wide variety of industrial, mobile, and aerospace markets.We have more than 300 manufacturing plants worldwide and are the only company to offer our customers a choice of hydraulic, pneumatic, electromechanical, and computer motion control solutions. Parker employs approximately 58,000 people in 50 countries. Additionally we have the largest global distribution network in our field, with more than 13,000 distributors serving over 450,000 customers in 1,100 markets. Innovative Automation Products and System Solutions.

The Parker Electromechanical Division brings together leading technologies in industrial automation which include linear actuators, electronic drives and controls, and electric servo motors and gearheads. Parker Hannifin New Ulm For 25 years our New Ulm location has manufactured and delivered high quality servo motors, gearheads and gearmotors. Standard products and core expertise support customer application development through the custom engineered solutions process. With a focus on providing a superior customer experience, the business unit has grown in industries such as automotive. aerospace, semiconductor, robotics and recently vehicle electrification.With over 100 employees in the New Ulm facility, work responsibilities include design engineering, quality control, supply chain management, marketing and sales as well as a variety of positions in assembly, machining, and repair.

Children and students can attend.

South Central College
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Today’s sophisticated manufacturing environment calls for individuals with an advanced technical education. South Central College (SCC) offers programs in machine tool technology, mechatronics and welding. All these programs provide students an opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials, which lets employers know SCC graduates have the knowledge necessary to work in today’s high tech manufacturing world. With a variety of certificate, diploma and associate degree options, students can also decide how long they want to go to college and can take their education in stages based on their career goals.In addition, students can start their career in advanced manufacturing while completing their 3pmcollege degree. SCC’s Learn Work Earn program lets students work part-time for an area manufacturer while going to school. On-the-job training is combined with traditional classroom instruction, allowing students to master their technical skills, gain experience in the field and earn wages to offset the cost of their education.

All ages welcome.

Thin Film Technology Corporation
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thin Film Technology Corp. (TFT) is a manufacturer of high performance, passive electronic components for radio frequency, resistive, and capacitive applications servicing the automotive, consumer electronics, medical, military, data communication, fiber network, automatic test equipment, and aerospace markets. TFT is known as a “solution provider” in the electronic components market and uses Sales Engineering business model to find the right product for their customers. They are committed to providing highly reliable, highly stable electronic solutions. TFT supports their customers along the entire manufacturing process, from modeling and simulation through mass production. 3pmThin Film Technology was incorporated in 1979 in North Mankato, Minnesota, United States. Today, TFT has offices in China and Taiwan and has partnered with Ever Island Group to expand its manufacturing capabilities in Asia. Thin Film Technology employs nearly thirty individuals with various engineering and business backgrounds, working in sales, design, testing, quality, and operations functions. TFT operates on a global scale, supplying quality components to top original equipment manufacturers around the world.

Winegar Inc.
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Winegar, Inc was officially incorporated nearly 40 years ago as Winegar Brothers Inc. They are in the business of producing precision machined parts for many major manufacturing companies across the United States. Winegar, Inc machined parts are used in everything from medical devices, farm machinery, cars, trucks, pickups, recreational vehicles, and industrial equipment throughout the United States. Winegar is the largest private/locally owned employer in Waseca. Winegar, Inc sends parts it manufactures to locations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy and China. 45% of our 85 employees have been with the company for over 15 years. Major events in the company’s nearly 40 year history have included: 1979: Winegar Brothers, Inc. was incorporated 1983: Occupied it’s newly expanded 10,000 square foot building located on the Winegar Farm just South of Waseca . 1987: Winegar Brothers moved to what was formerly the Herters manufacturing plant on the southern end of Waseca. 1997: Ownership transition to current management /ownership team began, and was completed in 2005. 1998: Building addition of 10,000 square feet and an adjacent 20,000 square foot building was purchased. 2002: Winegar, Inc received ISO 9001:2000 certification.n 2008: Manufacturing plant now occupies 100,000 square feet 2012: Annual Sales levels increased to nearly $20 Million. 2013: Latest 20,000 square foot expansion project completed. 2017: ISO registration updated to the latest standard : 9001:2015 Fall 2017 -2018: Increased CNC capacity with addition of 5 new DMG Mori machining and turning centers. Company now operates over 60 CNC machines as well as other supporting equipment.

With adult teacher or parent/guardian.

Navitor Specialty Products
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Navitor Specialty Products, a Taylor company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of visual graphics and small and large format print solutions. Located in North Mankato, NSP is proud to be a mainstay of the Mankato manufacturing industry and the Taylor Corporation as a whole. The company was originally formed in 1987 as a division of Carlson Craft and later in 2014 the company and brand was formally established.

They currently employ about 150 people with opportunities in every sector of business from manufacturing to sales and marketing. Navitor Specialty Products is a trade partner to print resellers providing the best quality graphic communication products ranging from signage, awards, gifts, stamps and more. They provide exceptional service and goods to enterprise customers as well as hometown printers who support the retail, healthcare, hospitality, financial, and education markets. Their best-in-class print technology allows us to bring innovative products to the market quickly and conveniently. Customers can choose products from their catalog or work with product design experts to create custom print products specific to their needs. Navitor Specialty Products’ digital printing has strong year over year growth (40%-50%) in the last few years proving their quality, speed and capabilities are ahead of the competition.

 

Closed toed shoes

Oct
5
Fri
Polaris
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 am

Polaris is offering public tours as well as school tours throughout the day.

Pace Industries
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Pace Industries is North America’s leading full-service die casting manufacturer. Our mission is to provide uncommon, creative die casting and support solutions that contribute to the success of our customers. Our die cast parts are used in automobiles, motorcycles, generators, snow mobiles, lawn mowers, washing machines, power hand tools, BBQ grills, commercial lighting and many other well-known products. You can have a significant impact on our cultural transformation.

Pace Product Tech Division is an integrated magnesium resource for product development from concept to solution. Magnesium can make products lighter, stronger, electronically sound and reduce vibration.

Please Contact for details

Closed two shoes and jeans/slacks. No shorts.

Modern Tool, Inc. – Students Only Tour
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Modern Tool Inc. originated as a metal stamper servicing a broad base of customers in industries such as computer/electronics, small engines, agriculture, home controls and many others. The organization quickly developed a strong reputation for its quality and customer service. Continued growth opportunities drove an evolution toward fabrications and weldments to complement the stamping business.
Today the organization has become a household name at several global OEM’s. We have developed a sterling reputation as the “Go To Guys” among many procurement groups with very demanding material needs. Though our broad based capabilities have grown exponentially through the years we have not wandered far from our original roots as a service-focused supplier. Our ultra modern 200,000 Sq. Ft. facility enables us to meet even the most demanding customer material needs.
We are ISO registered and have fully implemented all seven phases of e-commerce. We have continually expanded and improved our capabilities throughout the organization. We are a driven and goal oriented management group. We would welcome the opportunity to show you how we can bring additional value to your supply chain.

Free Parking

Would like to be available for tours to any student groups looking.

Starrett Tru-Stone Technologies Division
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Starrett Tru-Stone Technologies Division, s the country’s leading provider of precision granite solutions.

Follow the signs.

Stepp Manufacturing Co Inc.-Students Only Tour
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

At Stepp Manufacturing Co. Inc., we specialize in manufacturing asphalt equipment designed to heat, melt, transport, and store bitumen and asphalt materials for highway maintenance, pothole repair, and parking lot maintenance such as crack sealing, pothole patching, and seal coating. In addition, we also manufacture storage tanks and kettles for heating roofing materials.

The experience, history, and reputations of the company you purchase from are just as important as the product itself. Stepp Manufacturing originated in 1942 and has operated continuously under the same family management since that time.

Our primary focus has always been on the design and manufacturing of heating and melting equipment for the highway and roofing industries. Our many years of experience have resulted in several innovations to make our products more efficient, productive, and safe. These innovations will continue as the needs of the industry change, and as new technologies become available.

We utilize computer-aided designs and manufacturing processes that allow us to rapidly incorporate new technologies and improvements into our products. This gives you the most advanced technology available on the market today. With our full production facilities and in-house engineering department, we are able to custom build specialized equipment to your exacting specifications.

We employ certified welders, trained technicians, and engineers to ensure the quality and dependability you would expect from your highway maintenance equipment. Our network of Dealers and After-Sales Service Support ensure parts and services are available when and where you need them.

We would like to personally thank you for considering Stepp Manufacturing in the purchase of your new equipment. For questions regarding new equipment, servicing existing equipment, or parts replacements, please call: 651-674-4491

Oct
6
Sat
Alumacraft
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Over the past 70 years, Alumacraft has proved itself to be a huge presence in the fishing world. A boat – or canoes – that needs virtually no hull maintenance. A line of boats that annually lead the market in innovation. A presence felt around the world. A boat that stays in the family for generations. A memory making machine. That’s an Alumacraft boat.After World War II, company president Harry J. Neils had a vision to produce aluminum fishing boats with the surplus of metal and skilled labor that was available. In 1946, the Alumacraft name and brand was born.In 1970, the company was bought by Timpte Industries, Inc. They then moved to a brand new 100,000 square foot plant in Saint Peter, MN. It’s been their home ever since. In the new plant they saw continued growth. Their boats became more technically advanced, customizable, and had better features than the competition.In 1974 Alumacraft gained a major foothold in the southern market by purchasing General Marine Corporation in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. This added a range of southern fishing boats to their inventory and increased sales nationwide. Durability, innovation, talented employees, and an unwavering dedication to the customer, that’s the Alumacraft way. It’s worked for the last 70 years. And, if you keep telling them what you want, it’ll work for 70 more.”

Jones Metal Products, Inc.
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Since 1942 Jones Metal has been known for custom, precision metal fabrication a legacy the Jones team is very proud of. Committed to building on that legacy Jones Metal leads the industry with team expertise, precision manufacturing processes, technology and services to deliver the highest quality custom fabrication for the best total value.Mildred Jones established the company with strong values and an innovative spirit that is built to last. 76+ years later Jones Metal is a 3rd generation WBE certified woman owned company.

Jones Metal also holds the most recent ISO 9001:2015 registration. Jones Metal provides advanced, precision metal fabrication solutions for original equipment manufacturers in various industries, including power available generation, nuclear power generation, renewable energy, agricultural, heavy construction, mining, transportation, food, and the US Military. Jones Metal supports world-class innovation. Whether the project is in the idea stage or is fully developed with a full-print specification, the engineers at Jones Metal use the latest solid modeling and machine-utilization software to ensure each project is optimally designed for Jones Metal’s high-tech manufacturing processes. The design for manufacture method integrates quality specifications, shortens production time, reduces waste, and minimizes costs.

Who do they hire? Jones Metal is always looking for the “best manufacturing athletes” says CEO, Sarah Richards, “we want women and men with the best attitude and aptitude, we will train them from that point. Once trained, they are regarded as world-class metal fabricators.” One of Jones’ newest welders commented, “I have been waiting for this opportunity, when I moved to the area and asked about fabrication companies, I was told that the best was Jones Metal that they were hard to get into but a great place to work. I am so glad I got in, I love to weld and run machines like robots and laser cutters, this is going to be good.”

Ages 5 and up

Le Sueur Incorporated
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Since 1946, craftsmanship and technical leadership has driven success at Le Sueur Incorporated. Their reputation is built on partnering with customers to engineer and manufacture high quality cast aluminum and plastic injection molded products. As a result Le Sueur Incorporated is privileged to serve many of the best well-known companies in the world.As a family owned business, Le Sueur Incorporated understands the importance of a family friendly workplace, where people are empowered to reach their potential. Le Sueur Incorporated’s legacy and culture of excellence ensures the companies’ future as both a supplier and employer of choice. 3rd generation family owned, 400+ employees, 11,000+ employee ideas implemented since 2010, Competitive wages, generous benefit package, Formalized Leadership development, Company sponsored education through South Central College and Minnesota State University, Mankato, Tuition reimbursement.

 

16+, closed toed shoes, long pants

Medieval Metalwerx
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Medieval Metalwerx was founded in 2004 by Jesse Olson as a company that manufactured circle track race components and chassis. In September of 2017 they expanded into custom manufacturing and relocated to a new 25,000 square foot facility in Mankato. With the addition of top of the line equipment, Medieval will be a leading precision metal fabrication shop in the region.

They specialize in tube laser cutting and CNC bending. They are the only facility in the community with this capability.Medieval has a loyal customer base, built on providing quality, performance proven products with exceptional technical support.

Capabilities:• Tube Laser Cutting & CNC Bending• Flat Laser Cutting & CNC Bending • Machining & Forming• MIG & TIG Welding• Inspection• Sandblasting• Powdercoating• Assembly• Packaging Machines:• Trumpf TruLaser 5000 Fiber• HMT 3.0” Tube Bender• Trumpf 4030 Flat Laser• Trumpf V130 Press Brake• Mori Seiki 3 Axis Vertical Mill• Automatic Band SawCareers at Medieval:• Welding• Machine Operators• Finishing• Engineering• Quality & Estimating• Sales & Marketing• Accounting

Michael Foods Inc.
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Michael Foods family of businesses has grown to become a $2 billion manufacturer and distributor of foodservice, food ingredient and retail offerings by introducing innovative products that have changed the food landscape. From helping restaurant owners enhance the quality of their menus, to supporting food manufacturers with premium ingredients, to satisfying countless consumers with our popular lines, we’re a proven, innovative leader in food.• For over 100 years, the Michael Foods family of businesses has leveraged quality ingredients and innovative processes to offer the finest products and solutions to our customers and to food-loving consumers. Today, we’re the nation’s largest processor of value-added eggs—but that’s just the beginning. • Michael Foods, Inc. was purchased by Post Holdings in June of 2013. Now Michael Foods’ sister companies include Post Cereal, Power Bar, and Bob Evans. • In 2016 & 2017, the Gaylord Complex was award Operations of Excellence Award for outstanding results in Safety, First Pass Quality, Overall Equipment Efficiencies and Direct Manufacturing Expenses.

The Gaylord Complex produces over 500 million pounds of egg products each year in there different forms, liquid, precooked and hard cooked.

Michael Foods employs over 850 in the Sibley and Le Sueur County. n We offer competitive wages, great benefits, tuition reimbursement, annual bonus incentive, and paid time off accrual from hire date.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term and long term disability, and 401K match up to 6%.

Gaylord and LeSueur locations include jobs with a rotating shifts of 12 hours and 8 hour shifts in departments for operation, distribution, maintenance, and farm locations.

DIRECTIONS
North on Hwy 22 to Gaylord and turn left at stop sign, and continue for .2 miles and turn right on to Tower Street. Parking lot is located around back and check in at Door 1.

16 years of are or older
Must wear closed toed shoes and long pants

MICO, Inc.
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Since 1946, MICO has steadily provided high quality brake systems and components to customers all over the world for off-highway applications. The North Mankato facility is a completely integrated design, manufacturing, and sales operation constantly creating new and innovative technologies for hydraulic vehicle braking, controls, and stabilization. In 2016, MICO was purchased by WABCO, a global developer of pneumatic and electric vehicle control systems, creating the world’s first provider for both hydraulic, pneumatic, and hybrid brake systems. WABCO and MICO continue to partner and create new designs and technology to provide our customers with the ability to safely operate and monitor both equipment and fleet transport vehicles.

Lunch from 11 to 1pm

MTU Onsite Energy
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

MTU Onsite Energy, part of the Rolls-Royce Group, is a leading producer of distributed energy systems for use in emergency standby, prime power and cogeneration applications. The company’s complete power system solutions are used throughout the world to provide uninterrupted power supply for applications as diverse as data centers and dairy farms. As a global leader in power generation, MTU Onsite Energy is proud to have been part of the Mankato community for more than 60 years. For more information, please visit www.mtuonsiteenergy.com

Bluestem Brands Inc.
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bluestem Brands, Inc., headquartered in suburban Minneapolis, is the parent company to 13 dynamic eCommerce retail brands. We are as strong and determined and adaptive as the prairie grass for which we’re named. Whether it’s through our unique retail business model, our diversity of brands, or our company culture, we are forging our own path. With roughly $2 billion in annual sales, we at Bluestem have our sights set high.

We focus on serving each brand’s customers with courtesy and respect, providing them with the products and services they want and need, along with outstanding customer service. We are continually innovating and improving!

There is a passionate commitment to the company and to our customers that you just won’t find in most organizations. Our values of trust, teamwork and transparency are apparent in our words and actions, every business day. There is something different here at Bluestem Brands. And it’s pretty special.

North Main Lot as you enter from the stop lights located on Ridgewood Road/County Rd. 134. Enter at Main Entrance located by American flag pole.

 

Oct
11
Thu
DCI Inc – Students only
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

DCI, Inc. is a world leader in manufacturing and servicing of both shop- and field-fabricated storage and processing tanks and vessels. Proudly serving the pharmaceutical, bioscience, chemical, cosmetic, food, dairy, beverage, and brewing industries, DCI has remained true to our commitment to quality since 1955 through our design and fabrication services.

For students attending the Forecasting your Future event with their school

New Flyer – Students only
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Passengers around the country are seeking modern transportation options they can feel good about as traffic congestion, costs and air quality continue to saddle today’s growing cities. That is why New Flyer is engineering progressive transit technology that serves our communities and makes our cities smarter, while safeguarding precious resources. In doing so, we are creating jobs, fortifying North America’s infrastructure and modernizing the industry and the world around us.

For student in the Forecasting your Future event offered through your school.

Park Industries – Students only
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

An investment in Park Industries, is an investment in a company that has been trusted by fabricators since 1953, and a company that truly wants to help your business succeed. We have grown to become North America’s largest manufacturer of stoneworking equipment, and while we are honored to uphold that leadership position, our biggest pride remains serving our customers.

For students going to the Forecast Your Future Event through your school.

Oct
12
Fri
Felling Trailers-Student Only Tour
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:45 am

Felling Trailers is a family owned and operated Full Line Trailer Manufacturer located in Central Minnesota that was started in 1974 by Mr. Merle J. Felling. Felling Trailers, Inc. has grown from a small shop to a factory and office complex that today covers over 260,000 square feet.

Felling Trailers currently manufactures more than 5,000 trailers a year ranging from a 3,000 lb utility trailer to a 120,000 lb hydraulic gooseneck trailer, and its standard trailer line includes over 240 models. Felling’s pride and differentiation is our custom trailer, division. Our engineers utilize the latest industry-leading design techniques along with our experienced metal craftsmen and cutting-edge technology to turn our customers’ conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product. Felling continually researches and implements new technologies to reduce lead-time and increase production in the manufacturing plant. Felling Trailers provides a high-quality product that is distributed across North America and internationally.

In the spring of 2017, Felling Trailers, Inc. received ISO 9001:2015 Certification for our Quality Management System in our Sauk Centre, MN, and Litchfield, MN operations.

At Felling Trailers, Quality, Craftsmanship, & Pride are central in everything that we do.

• Customers can count on us to deliver a Quality product that is extremely durable and can stand up to the vigorous demands of the working world.

• Customers can rely on our industry-leading designs and superior Craftsmanship to give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

• We take tremendous Pride in the trailers we build and it shows in everything that we do. From our innovative designs to our world-class Parts & Service Department, we stand behind everything that we do to ensure ultimate customer satisfaction.

Since 1974 these principles have been essential to Felling Trailers and they will continue to guide us into the future.

Quality ~ Craftsmanship ~ Pride ~ The Felling Style Since 1974

Parking is available in front of and on the south side of the business.

Must wear long pants, closed toe shoes, safety glasses.

The tour for Felling Trailers, Inc. and Standard Iron & Wire Works, Inc. is a tour for all the 7th graders at Sauk Centre Public Schools. The students will be split in half. One half will start at Felling Trailers and the other half will start at Standard Iron & Wire Works. They will be at the facility for 1 hour. They will then switch and receive a one hour tour of the other facility.

 

 

Pace Industries
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Pace Industries is North America’s leading full-service die casting manufacturer. Our mission is to provide uncommon, creative die casting and support solutions that contribute to the success of our customers. Our die cast parts are used in automobiles, motorcycles, generators, snow mobiles, lawn mowers, washing machines, power hand tools, BBQ grills, commercial lighting and many other well-known products. You can have a significant impact on our cultural transformation.

The St. Paul Division produces aluminum die castings for highly cosmetic, complex and difficult-to-fill parts from concept to solution. Specializing in flash-free, net-shape production, we ensure that aluminum die cast components meet exact design specifications and are delivered on time and within budget.

Contact for Parking information

Closed toed shoes, slacks or jeans only please.

Standard Iron-Students Only Tour
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:45 am

Standard Iron provides fabrication and erection services both large and small. We have been fabricating and erecting projects throughout the nation for over 80 years. Standard Iron has completed many different types of projects including: industrial, institutional and commercial buildings, water and wastewater treatment plants, sports facilities, convention centers and power plants. Standard Iron’s strong financial strength provides the ability to qualify on projects where financial stability is a requirement. Standard Iron also has the ability to provide performance bonding when necessary.

Standard Iron houses all the metalworking equipment needed to fabricate everything from simple parts to complex machined weldments. Whether the part needed is a simple shear, brake, plate roll, or a more sophisticated assembly, Standard Iron has the resources and expertise to be your one-stop contract manufacturer. Standard Iron provides metal fabrication services for OEMs in these industries and more:

Off-Highway
Agriculture
Construction
Transportation
Energy
HVAC
Recreation

Standard Iron strives to achieve complete customer satisfaction and it shows in our total company commitment.

In order to deliver quality metal products and services to our clients and to meet the challenges of an ever-changing industry, Standard Iron:

Maintains cutting edge technology in electronic drawing file interchange
Continually upgrades its manufacturing capabilities and computer systems
Promotes continuous employee education and training

We have instant and up-to-date information to rapidly assist customers with most any need. Our manufacturing system also provides bar-coded data collection, electronic data transfer (EDI), and enhanced multimedia capabilities.

There is a large parking lot in front of and on the west side of the business.

Must wear close toed shoes, long pants, safety glasses.
Not allowed on the floor without a tour guide.

AchieveMpls – South High School – Students Only Tour
Oct 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

As the strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), our shared goal is every student career and college ready. We mobilize community volunteers, employers, funders and partners to ensure that all students graduate with the tools, support and confidence they need to achieve their dreams.

Student Only

Oct
18
Thu
Minnesota Side of New Bridge Project –
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can outfit you with a hardhat and safety vest. Closed heel and close toed shoes must be worn, boots are preferred (no high heels or open toes or heels). This is a rigorous tour and may be difficult for some. We will be walking through the bridge construction site with a tour narrated by Mark Anderson, Bridge Project

Parking is available in the Mural parking lot, corner of 3rd & Plum Street.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

MN/WI Side of New Bridge Project –
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can outfit you with a hardhat and safety vest. Closed heel and close toed shoes must be worn, boots are preferred (no high heels or open toes or heels). This is a rigorous tour and may be difficult for some. We will be walking through the bridge construction site with a tour narrated by Mark Anderson, Bridge Project

Parking is available in the Harbor Bar parking lot.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Oct
22
Mon
Caterpillar Paving Products -Student Only
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets.

With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.462 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

The tour is set up for ZMHS students

Oct
23
Tue
BIC Graphic
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

BIC Graphic is a leader in product safety, quality assurance, social responsibility, supply chain security and environmental stewardship. As one of the largest suppliers in the promotional products industry, BIC Graphic offers the most comprehensive product assortment with the widest variety of decoration methods. In addition to its well-known brands, such as BIC®, KOOZIE®, Atchison®, Triumph® and JAFFA®, they also partner with prestigious retail brands such as myCharge®, Cool Gear®, HoMedics®, Cocoon®, Leatherman® and several golf brands. BIC Graphic operates three manufacturing facilities in Florida and two facilities in Minnesota. The Company also operates a highly strategic product sourcing operation in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Parking available in front of main entrance.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Neufeldt Industrial Services & Neufab Specialty Fabricators –
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Neufeldt Industrial provides manufacturing, fabrication, installation and design solutions to businesses throughout the United States. They also developed the unique Gripper truss hook system that has radically changed truss installation. They have grown from a small portable welding shop into a 15,000 square foot facility where they can do welding, metal forming, machining, plasma cutting, milling, plate bending or any other kind of fabrication.

Parking is available in front the entrance door.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Oct
24
Wed
Bendtec-Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Exodus-Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Fraser/Lake Assault-Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

GPM, Inc. – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

IPS Cranes – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Moline-Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

RMS – Students Only
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

RMS Is a precision manufacturing company in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis.

Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant –
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Wastewater Treatment Plant treats all the wastewater generated by the entire city including residential, commercial and industrial wastewater. The system is a trickling filter biological facility with micro-organisms doing the actual waste strength reduction. This biological treatment is augmented with mechanical solids handling and numerous fluid pumps that assist the process. This facility has been in operation continuously since 1960.

Parking is available in front of the entrance door.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

AAR – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Bendtec-Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Exodus-Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Fraser/Lake Assault-Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

IPS Cranes – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Moline-Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Bendtec-Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 12:35 pm – 2:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

AAR – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Cirrus – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR CIRRUS VISIT:

-Please have all adults come with a driver’s license.

-Any dual citizens or foreign national visitors will need to bring a passport to sign in.  You will be given visitor badges and safety glasses upon sign in.

-No photos or videos in the production building.

-If you would like we can take one in the customer building.

-Everyone to stay within the yellow lines for safety.

-Do not touch composite materials.  They can become contaminated.

GPM, Inc. – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

IPS Cranes – Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Moline-Student Only Tour
Oct 24 @ 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Twin Bluffs Water Treatment Plant
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

How does the City make sure our water is safe? Where does our drinking water come? Treatment plant staff will be on hand to conduct tours of the facility and will have numerous exhibits illustrating a wide variety of issues and practices related to water treatment, storage and distribution.

Parking is available in front of the entrance.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Zakobe LLC and Cast & Color LLC
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Manufacturer of lead casting, custom painting, metal stamping, and machining. We are two businesses in one location: Zakobe LLC- https://www.zakobemetalstampings.com/ and Sister company to Cast & Color LLC will be included in the tour.

Main parking lot

Safety glasses will be provided or bring your own.

Action Fabricating Inc.-Detroit Lakes Tour of Manufacturing
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5 Open Houses in 2 days! We stretched our event into 2 days so you have time to visit as many facilities as you want. Have you ever seen the inside of a manufacturing plant? Do you know what is “Made at the Lakes”? Are any of these companies your clients? Do you have family/friends that work in these facilities? Do you or someone you know need a new job? Are you curious and love to learn? You need to attend this year’s event!

Wednesday, Oct 24th (tours start at 2:00pm Last tour at 5:30pm):
TEAM Industries-Audubon, 4th and Robin St. in Audubon
Action Fabricating Inc, 1244 Hawk St, Detroit Lakes

Thursday, Oct 25th (tours start at 2:00pm Last tour at 5:30pm):
SJE, 22650 Co. Hwy 6, Detroit Lakes
BTD Manufacturing Inc, 1111 13th Ave SE, Detroit Lakes
Lakeshirts Inc, 750 Randolph Rd, Detroit Lakes

Tours are free and open to the public. Safety gear will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and no loose clothing. Each tour takes approx. one hour. Visit one facility or all 5!

Please wear closed-toe shoes and no loose clothing.

TEAM Industries-Audubon-Detroit Lakes Tour of Manufacturing
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5 Open Houses in 2 days! We stretched our event into 2 days so you have time to visit as many facilities as you want. Have you ever seen the inside of a manufacturing plant? Do you know what is “Made at the Lakes”? Are any of these companies your clients? Do you have family/friends that work in these facilities? Do you or someone you know need a new job? Are you curious and love to learn? You need to attend this year’s event!

Wednesday, Oct 24th (tours start at 2:00pm Last tour at 5:30pm):
TEAM Industries-Audubon, 4th and Robin St. in Audubon
Action Fabricating Inc, 1244 Hawk St, Detroit Lakes

Thursday, Oct 25th (tours start at 2:00pm Last tour at 5:30pm):
SJE, 22650 Co. Hwy 6, Detroit Lakes
BTD Manufacturing Inc, 1111 13th Ave SE, Detroit Lakes
Lakeshirts Inc, 750 Randolph Rd, Detroit Lakes

Tours are free and open to the public. Safety gear will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and no loose clothing. Each tour takes approx. one hour. Visit one facility or all 5!

Please wear closed-toe shoes and no loose clothing.

Oct
25
Thu
AAR – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 8:45 am – 10:00 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Advantage – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Bendtec-Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Genesis – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

IPS Cranes – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Pro Print – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

3M Fall Protection Business-Students Only
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Bringing together a history of innovation and excellence, 3M Personal Safety Division offers its customers access to the quality products, people and service of the trusted 3M™ DBI-SALA® and 3M™ Protecta® Fall Protection brands.

3M Fall Protection also offers training and services to help all workers at height and those who employ them understand that an effective fall protection program requires more than selecting the right equipment; it also requires certified fall protection training by professional instructors. Gain insight from our experience so you can help elevate your employees’ safety and comfort to new heights.

BIC Graphic – Students Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

BIC Graphic is a leader in product safety, quality assurance, social responsibility, supply chain security and environmental stewardship. Nearly all product SKUs are Prop 65 compliant and do not require a Prop 65 label when shipping to California. As one of the largest suppliers in the promotional products industry, BIC Graphic offers the most comprehensive product assortment with the widest variety of decoration methods. In addition to its well-known brands, such as BIC®, KOOZIE®, Atchison®, Triumph® and JAFFA®, they also partner with prestigious retail brands such as myCharge®, Cool Gear®, HoMedics®, Cocoon®, Leatherman® and several golf brands. BIC Graphic operates five manufacturing facilities across the United States with three facilities in Florida and two facilities in Minnesota. The Company also operates a highly strategic product sourcing operation in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Central Research Laboratories – Students Only
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

In 1945, at the dawn of the Atomic Age, three scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology founded Central Research Laboratories (CRL) and pioneered early development of safer methods for handling hazardous and toxic products produced by this industry. With a legacy of over 70 years of innovative experience, CRL has continued to develop and build a full line of remote handling and containment solutions including Telemanipulators, Transfer Systems, Glove Ports, and Waste Drum Transfer Systems. These products allow operators to safely and efficiently perform various tasks in Nuclear and Life Science industries across the world.

The CRL team has the experience, expertise, and technologies to help with all your remote handling needs and strives to continually improve and develop innovative technology that help its customers achieve the highest level of performance. CRL is committed to its customers’ needs and developing the best solutions for every project. Every product manufactured is created with those specific needs in mind to deliver the most customized solution available for every application.

Twin Bluffs Water Treatment Plant – Students only tour
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How does the City make sure our water is safe? Where does our drinking water come? Treatment plant staff will be on hand to conduct tours of the facility and will have numerous exhibits illustrating a wide variety of issues and practices related to water treatment, storage and distribution.

School buses will provide transportation.

• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

SCS Interiors/AP Avionics – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

10:15-10:50  AP Avionics

11:00-11:30  SCS

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Advantage – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Altec – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

GPM, Inc. – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

IPS Cranes – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Pro Print – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

AAR – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Cirrus – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR CIRRUS VISIT:

-Please have all adults come with a driver’s license.

-Any dual citizens or foreign national visitors will need to bring a passport to sign in.  You will be given visitor badges and safety glasses upon sign in.

-No photos or videos in the production building.

-If you would like we can take one in the customer building.

-Everyone to stay within the yellow lines for safety.

-Do not touch composite materials.  They can become contaminated.

Frost River/Aerostitch – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

12:45-1:10  Frost River

1:15-1:45  Aerostitch

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

GPM, Inc. – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Moline-Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Student Only Tour

Wear closed toe shoes and long pants.

Do not forget safety glasses.

Verso – Student Only Tour
Oct 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Central Research Laboratories (CRL)
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CRL has been developing remote handling solutions, including Telemanipulators, Transfer Systems, and Glove Ports for over 70 years. Their innovative technologies promote operator safety and efficiency in Nuclear and Life Science applications around the world. CRL works directly with its customers to identify the best solutions, from standard product offerings to customized development, ensuring the best solution possible for safe and confident handling for every application need.

Parking is available in front of the building.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

BTD Manufacturing
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BTD provides a complete spectrum of custom metalwork services to some of the world’s top brands. These services include metal fabrication, forming, welding, tool & die work, machining, powder coating, prototyping, laser cutting, robotic welding, stamping, cutting, tubing, CNC, EDM and much more.

BTD Manufacturing Inc.-Detroit Lakes Tour of Manufacturing
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5 Open Houses in 2 days! We stretched our event into 2 days so you have time to visit as many facilities as you want. Have you ever seen the inside of a manufacturing plant? Do you know what is “Made at the Lakes”? Are any of these companies your clients? Do you have family/friends that work in these facilities? Do you or someone you know need a new job? Are you curious and love to learn? You need to attend this year’s event!

Wednesday, Oct 24th (tours start at 2:00pm Last tour at 5:30pm):
TEAM Industries-Audubon, 4th and Robin St. in Audubon
Action Fabricating Inc, 1244 Hawk St, Detroit Lakes

Thursday, Oct 25th (tours start at 2:00pm Last tour at 5:30pm):
SJE, 22650 Co. Hwy 6, Detroit Lakes
BTD Manufacturing Inc, 1111 13th Ave SE, Detroit Lakes
Lakeshirts Inc, 750 Randolph Rd, Detroit Lakes

Tours are free and open to the public. Safety gear will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and no loose clothing. Each tour takes approx. one hour. Visit one facility or all 5!

Please wear closed-toe shoes and no loose clothing.

Lakeshirts Inc.-Detroit Lakes Tour of Manufacturing
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5 Open Houses in 2 days! We stretched our event into 2 days so you have time to visit as many facilities as you want. Have you ever seen the inside of a manufacturing plant? Do you know what is “Made at the Lakes”? Are any of these companies your clients? Do you have family/friends that work in these facilities? Do you or someone you know need a new job? Are you curious and love to learn? You need to attend this year’s event!

Wednesday, Oct 24th (tours start at 2:00pm Last tour at 5:30pm):
TEAM Industries-Audubon, 4th and Robin St. in Audubon
Action Fabricating Inc, 1244 Hawk St, Detroit Lakes

Thursday, Oct 25th (tours start at 2:00pm Last tour at 5:30pm):
SJE, 22650 Co. Hwy 6, Detroit Lakes
BTD Manufacturing Inc, 1111 13th Ave SE, Detroit Lakes
Lakeshirts Inc, 750 Randolph Rd, Detroit Lakes

Tours are free and open to the public. Safety gear will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and no loose clothing. Each tour takes approx. one hour. Visit one facility or all 5!

Please wear closed-toe shoes and no loose clothing.

SJE-Detroit Lakes Tour of Manufacturing
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

5 Open Houses in 2 days! We stretched our event into 2 days so you have time to visit as many facilities as you want. Have you ever seen the inside of a manufacturing plant? Do you know what is “Made at the Lakes”? Are any of these companies your clients? Do you have family/friends that work in these facilities? Do you or someone you know need a new job? Are you curious and love to learn? You need to attend this year’s event!

Wednesday, Oct 24th (tours start at 2:00pm Last tour at 5:30pm):
TEAM Industries-Audubon, 4th and Robin St. in Audubon
Action Fabricating Inc, 1244 Hawk St, Detroit Lakes

Thursday, Oct 25th (tours start at 2:00pm Last tour at 5:30pm):
SJE, 22650 Co. Hwy 6, Detroit Lakes
BTD Manufacturing Inc, 1111 13th Ave SE, Detroit Lakes
Lakeshirts Inc, 750 Randolph Rd, Detroit Lakes

Tours are free and open to the public. Safety gear will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and no loose clothing. Each tour takes approx. one hour. Visit one facility or all 5!

Please wear closed-toe shoes and no loose clothing.

Oct
26
Fri
Textron Industries – Student Only Tour
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Textron will be providing a presentation and tour to student groups to learn firsthand how snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles are made.

Red Wing Shoe Company – Plant 2 –
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

For over a century Red Wing purpose-built footwear has been at the spearhead of innovation in the standard of excellence for work boots. Red Wing products are proven to perform and last. Behind each pair of shoes exists over a century of experience.

Parking is available on the side of the building.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing – Rehabilitation Department –
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Mayo Clinic Health System is dedicated to meeting the needs of patients by inspiring hope and contributing to their health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient and they do this though integrated clinical practice, education, and research. This tour focuses on how the rehabilitation department encompasses after care and well-being needs. With a variety of services offered such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation, the goal of the Mayo Clinic Health System is to ensure all of your rehabilitation needs are met, right here in Red Wing. This is a unique opportunity to see how Mayo Clinic Health System provides another level of care within your community.

Parking is available in front of the building.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Oct
29
Mon
AGCO & Hitch Doc – Students Only Tour
Oct 29 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Students will be touring two local manufacturers, both focusing on welding/plasma cutting. The first stop is AGCO, followed with Hitch Doc, both in Jackson.

AGCO’s website reads:
Experience Intivity Center in Jackson, Minnesota. We’ve expanded our facilities and created a world-class visitor’s center in Jackson. We invite you to see some of the most advanced agricultural equipment made by a company with a long-standing commitment to farmer-focused innovation.

Intivity Center and the AGCO facilities in Jackson are where premium tractors like Massey Ferguson® and Challenger® wheel tractors, Challenger® track tractors and application equipment like RoGator® and TerraGator® roll off the assembly line.

Hitch Doc:
HitchDoc is a family-owned, ISO certified manufacturer of consumer and industrial products located in Southwest Minnesota. HitchDoc was organized in 1990 to build trailer hitches for motorcycles and has continued to innovate year after year. Now with 150 employees, 2 facilities and processing multiple truckloads of material per day, HitchDoc is your exceptional partner for contract manufacturing. HitchDoc and its companies span 10 consumer industries from agriculture to powersports, construction to snow management.

Bus and visitor parking in front of the main doors

Attendees must complete a waiver and wear closed toe/heel shoes. Safety goggles, ear plugs, etc.. are provided

Automated Equipment and Elektro Assemblies
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Automated Equipment (AE) is a global provider of automated dispensing equipment, specializing in refrigeration, dispensing and portion control. AE designs, manufactures, markets and services unique automated kitchen equipment solutions. Elektro Assemblies manufactures wire harnesses, cable assemblies and control panel/box builds. They also manufacture first aid equipment used for training purposes.

Parking is available on the side of the building.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Meyer Utility Structures
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meyer Utility Structures is a leading manufacturer in North America of steel utility structures for electricity transmission and distribution. They were founded in the Red Wing area in 1939.

Parking is available in front of the building.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Oct
30
Tue
Andersen Windows – Students only tour
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Renewal by Andersen LLC is the start-to-finish window replacement division of Andersen Corporation, winner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Renewal by Andersen offers a replacement process that includes an in-home consultation, custom manufacturing, and installation through one of the largest nationwide networks of window replacement specialists. For a complimentary in-home consultation, or to view more information about Renewal by Andersen visit www.renewalbyandersen.com.

Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant Training Center
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’ll learn about nuclear power, see the exact replica simulator-control room used for training operators, and other training resources used for plant personnel. Park in the lot in front of the Training Center’s main entrance.

Parking is available in front of the building.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Xcel Energy Generating Plant (Steam Plant)
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Xcel Energy’s Red Wing Generating Plant proves that a combination of ingenuity and technical advances can offer innovative solutions to dispose of municipal solid waste, or garbage. Built in the 1940s as a coal-fired generating facility, Red Wing’s two units were converted in 1986 to burn refuse-derived fuel. RDF is a fluffy, burnable fuel produced from municipal solid waste. The processed municipal solid waste provides a low-cost fuel alternative to generate electricity and reduces the amount of material going to landfills. Since 1987, Red Wing has burned more than 5.5 million tons of RDF and produced more than 3 million megawatt hours of electricity for customers in the community.

Parking is available on the side of the building.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.

Oct
31
Wed
Red Wing Makerspace
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

What’s a Makerspace? It’s a regional resource to design, create and innovate. Designers, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Hobbyists and Community Members can build prototypes and models of projects they are working on using specialized equipment in a controlled environment. Come find out more information about this exciting and unique facility serving the Red Wing area.

Parking is available in front of the building.

Public Tour Guidelines:
• Attendees must register through the Chamber Office prior to all tours.
• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time to allow for check in at locations. Tours will begin on time!
• All tours are limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
• Tours are FREE and open to the public.
• Tours are one hour in length.
• Closed heel and closed toe shoes (no high heels) must be worn on all tours.
• NO cell phones and/or pictures or videos are allowed during the tours.
• Photo ids may be required at certain locations.
• Must be at least 16 years of age to tour.
• You can go on as many tours as your schedule allows.