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Greater Mankato Made

You might be surprised to learn all that's manufactured in Greater Mankato. Here's just a sample....

  • Limestone used in and on homes and buildings throughout the world (including Target Field and Wells Fargo Tower in Minneapolis, U.S. Embassies in Moscow and Abu Dhabi and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.) quarried, cut and shipped by Vetter Stone Company in Mankato 

  • Angie’s Kettle Corn (the official kettle corn of the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves and Lynx) found in stores throughout the country including Costco, Super Target, Whole Foods, Lunds, Byerly’s and all SuperValu-owned stores produced by Angie’s Artisan Treats in North Mankato

  • More soy beans processed in Mankato than in any other town in North America, thanks to the operations of CHS and ADM in Mankato 

  • Millions of pounds of award winning cheeses, sold to Kraft Foods and many other companies throughout the world, produced by Davisco Foods International in Le Sueur

  • The only American man-made quartz surfaces for businesses and homes produced by Cambria in Le Sueur

  • Complex electronics design and manufacturing solutions used by companies around the world and across industries, from Instrumentation and Communications to Medial and Defense, made by global contract manufacturer Creation Technologies in Saint Peter

  • 2 ½ million feet of cabling annually in 50% of all recreational vehicles (ATV’s, off road vehicles and snowmobiles) made by Kato Cable in Mankato

  • Wide variety of sophisticated electronic devices and components utilized in the Bugatti Veyron (world’s most expensive car), space shuttles, mine resistant military vehicles, high end medical equipment, vehicle ignition interlocks for individuals convicted of a DUI and more, designed and manufactured by EI Microcircuits in Mankato and Saint Peter

  • Fiber network for cell phone calls made across the State of Minnesota provided by Enventis (formerly HickoryTech) in Mankato, so chances are if you're making a cell phone call phone call anywhere in Minnesota, it's traveling over Enventis's network.                                                                                                         

  • Children’s books and digital products and services (including “myON Reader,” a platform of interactive ebooks that has more than 1 million students reading), produced by Capstone, a division of Coughlan Companies in Mankato, recognized as the number one brand for struggling readers for the past three years, according to a national survey         

  • Printing, interactive and marketing solutions provided to 275 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 3 million small businesses and consumers by Taylor Corporation companies in North Mankato, which have helped build some of the world’s most popular brands    

  • Hundreds of elevators (including one used in large sports complexes to move whole tractors and trailers) installed, modernized and repaired and thousands serviced throughout the Midwest each year by MEI in Mankato, which also has produced and supplied thousands of elevators to other elevator contractors throughout North America.  including one used in large sports complexes to move whole tractors and trailers)

  • 58 million gallons of ethanol from 19 million bushels of corn produced by POET in Lake Crystal                                 

  • 25 million pounds of finished ductile iron castings, including castings found on more than 75% of all semi-trucks on the road in North America, produced by Dotson Iron Castings in Mankato

  • Leading animal nutritional products including Hubbard Feeds, produced by Ridley, Inc., headquartered in Mankato

  • Variety of leading power generation systems and generator products utilized by companies throughout the world, produced by MTU Onsite Energy in Mankato, Kato Engineering in North Mankato and Blue Star Power Systems in Lake Crystal  

  • More than 200,000 hydraulic couplers used in tractors around the world in 2011 and more than 6,000 truck armor parts for vehicles use by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan painted by Associated Finishing, Inc. in Mankato


Made by Jones Metal Products (in association with Northgreen Communications) these canister frames are used internationally to support charities such as: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Children’s Miracle Network, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and more! 


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