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Tour of Manufacturing


2022 South Central Tour of Manufacturing

The 2022 South Central Tour of Manufacturing is taking place on Thursday, October 6 and Saturday, October 8. This is a great opportunity to learn what is being produced in your backyard.

Tour of Manufacturing


About Tour of Manufacturing & Why Manufacturing is Important in our Region

This event is similar to a “Parade of Homes” and is FREE to students, job seekers, and the general public. Manufacturers across the region open their doors to showcase their facilities, products, machines, and the variety of opportunities in their in-demand and high paying profession. 

The manufacturing industry is a significant contributor to the South Central Minnesota regional economy. According to DEED’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data, the 9-county South Central Region (region 9) was home to 338 manufacturing establishments providing 29,005 jobs on average in 2019. That was 5.9 percent of total manufacturing employment in the state. Manufacturing accounted for 17.9 percent of the total employment, making it the largest industry sector in the region. In order to celebrate what the manufacturing sector brings to our region, we showcase our manufacturers in the annual South Central Tour of Manufacturing each October.

  All events are open to the general public unless noted otherwise. Participants in the tour can show up at companies at any time during the tour timeframe; however, it is recommended to check tour schedules in the magazine to determine the best arrival time. Specific details regarding tour schedules will be included in the upcoming 2022 Tour of Manufacturing Magazine. 


Thursday, October 6, Participants (9am-3pm)


3M - New Ulm *Open for school tours only

Everidge - Winnebago

Cambria - Le Sueur

City of Mankato Water Treatment Plant - Mankato

Christensen Farms - Sleepy Eye

D & K Powder Coating - North Mankato

Dotson Iron Castings - Mankato

Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology - MSU

Jarraff Industries - St. Peter

Jones Metal - Mankato

KAMP Automation - Waseca

MEI - Total Elevator Solutions - Mankato

Railway Equipment Company - Gaylord

Sanborn Manufacturing - Springfield 

South Central College - North Mankato

Taylor - Navitor Specialty Products

TBEI - Lake Crystal

United Commercial Upholstery - New Ulm

V-TEK - Mankato


Saturday, October 8, Participants (9am-1pm)


Cambria - Le Sueur (9am-12pm)

D & K Powder Coating - North Mankato

Rolls-Royce Solutions America - Mankato

SpecSys - New Ulm

ZF Off-HIghway Solutions Minnesota - North Mankato



 Information about past in-person tours can be viewed in the 2018 and 2019 magazines.

Click here to view the 2022 Tour of Manufacturing Magazine 

Click here to view the 2019 Tour of Manufacturing Magazine 

Click here to view the 2018 Tour of Manufacturing Magazine







Thank you to our 2022 Tour of Manufacturing Sponsor:

Eide Bailly


Brought to you by:


CareerForce MN

City of Blue Earth/Faribault County

City of Fairmont

City of LeSueur

Eide Bailly

Greater Mankato Growth

Mankato Free Press

Mankato Public Schools

MN Dept. of Employment & Economic Development

MN State Engineering Center of Excellence

New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

South Central College

South Central Service Cooperative

South Central WorkForce Council

Waseca Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership