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Tour of Manufacturing

 

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018
9 am - 3 pm

&

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9 am - 1 pm

 

The South Central Tour of Manufacturing Partnership invites all manufacturing businesses from across South Central Minnesota to participate in the 2018 Tour of Manufacturing. This event will be held on Thursday, October 4 from 9 am—3 pm and Saturday, October 6 (Job Seeker Saturday) from 9 am to 1 pm. The events will be open to everyone. The event is similar to a “Parade of Homes” that is FREE to students, job seekers and the general public. Community members will be able to stop by throughout the day for a self-guided tour or a guided tour of any of the participating manufacturers.

To promote the Tour of Manufacturing and participating businesses, a special full color, a glossy magazine will be inserted into three newspapers and provided to students from area schools and universities, with a total distribution of more than 31,000 across the nine counties of South Central Minnesota. The cost to participate in the Tour of Manufacturing is $500, which includes a full-page, full-color profile of your business in the magazine. To participate, please send in this Agreement (Step 1 below) send in as soon as possible.

2018 Advertising Agreement 

2018 Exchange Agreement

Event Details

When

Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 9 am - 3 pm and Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 9 am - 1 pm

Where

Across the South Central Minnesota Region - see a list of participating businesses below.

Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 9 am - 3 pm

 

Agropur, 719 N Main St, Le Sueur, 56058
Our state-of-the-art facilities produce a wide range of products. Utilizing the latest production methods and technology, we produce products that end up served in homes and food service locations throughout the United States and Latin America. The contract packaging business provides some of the top food and beverage manufacturers in the country with expertise in Extended Shelf Life (ESL), Ultra High Temperature (aseptic), organic products, Short Time (HTST) dairy and related quality assurance programs.  Schroeder brand dairy and beverage products are available for sale in retail outlets throughout Minnesota. Schroeder products are also available in school cafeterias, restaurants and coffee houses and many other foodservice outlets. Locally produced – Locally sold.

American Artstone Company, 2025 N. Broadway Street, New Ulm, MN
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.  Virtually every school and church in New Ulm includes examples of our product.

Booth Welding and Fabrication520 18th North Street New Ulm, MN 
Booth Welding and Fabrication is a family owned and operated business dedicated to quality work and customer satisfaction.  We specialize in one-stop shop requests and our team can execute on any process request for welding (MIG, TIG, Arc), and metal fabrication services. We are able to bend, shear and form any shape required and specialize in hot and cold rolled steel, aluminum, non-ferrous metals (copper, brass), iron, stainless steel and plastic materials.

Cambria, 31496 Cambria Avenue, Le Sueur, MN
Cambria is the first and only family-owned, American-made producer of natural quartz 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 700 skilled craftsmen and women at the company’s nearly 1 million square foot manufacturing facility. Every natural stone surface they create is crafted with hands-on attention down to the smallest details to provide years of flawless performance.

Cinch Connectivity Solutions, 299 Johnson Avenue SW Ste. 100, Waseca, MN
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 and above)

Dotson Iron Castings, 200 West Rock Street, Mankato, MN
Founded, in Mankato, in 1876 as a blacksmith shop and has evolved into a highly automated ductile iron foundry and CNC machine shop.  The Dotson family has been involved since 1923. 90% of the material consumed at Dotson is recycled and about 3,000,000 parts are cast each year. Dotson is known for their application of agility and technology related to the production and machining of ductile iron 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. Ductile iron castings produced at Dotson range in weight from 2 to 50 pounds. 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. 

Jarraff Industries, 1730 Gault St., St. Peter, MN 56082
When the first Jarraff tree trimmer made its debut in 1979, it was the result of an effort to reduce the cost of trimming trees along right-of-ways for transmission and distribution lines.  Today, the Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer represents the industry standard for tree trimmers, helping contractors and utilities save time, money and manpower while effectively maintaining critical transmission, distribution, and government right-of-ways.  Come to see why Jarraff Industries is a cut above the rest!

Jones Metal, Inc., 3201 Third Avenue, Mankato, MN 
Since 1942 Jones Metal has been known for precision metal fabrication. It’s a legacy they’re proud of. Today they are committed to building on that legacy to lead the industry with team expertise and precision manufacturing processes and services to deliver the highest quality custom fabrication for the best total value.  Jones Metal provides advanced, precision metal fabrication solutions for original equipment manufacturers in various industries, including power generation, nuclear power generation, renewable energy, agricultural, heavy construction, mining, transportation, food, and the US Military. At Jones, they really do help change the world.

Le Sueur Incorporated, 1409 Vine Street, Le Sueur, MN
Le Sueur Incorporated is a world leader in the aluminum casting and plastic injection molding manufacturing arena. We specialize in complex and pressure tight applications utilizing the Sand Casting, Permanent Mold, Die Casting, Plastic Injection Molding and Precision Machining manufacturing processes. Our diverse offering of these different processes coupled with our dedicated engineering team provides our customers the opportunity to consult on their designs for the most cost-effective method of manufacturing. Our quality systems are registered to ISO 9001-2008. Le Sueur Incorporated is a financially secure family-owned company with over 70 years of manufacturing experience. The company was founded in 1946 and is located in Le Sueur, Minnesota, USA.  (16 years of age and older)

Medieval Metalwerx, 3000 Technology Drive, Mankato, MN
Medieval Metalwerx was founded in 2004 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 the 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. 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 ” Tube ender Trumpf 4030 Flat Laser Trumpf V130 Press Brake Mori Seiki 3 Axis Vertical Mill Automatic Band Saw.

Michael Foods, 120 Tower Street, Gaylord, MN
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. (16 years of age and older)

Minnesota State Engineering Center of Excellence
*Please note event location: GM Business Development Center, 1961 Premier Drive, Sakatah Room
Students will work in small teams to complete an engineering design challenge. This activity-based session will build a connection between engineering design concepts and the students’ experiences and observations of touring manufacturing facilities. Students will gain an understanding of the integrated connections among Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, as well as the connection between STEM and manufacturing… all while having fun!

Navitor Specialty Products, 1650 Tower Boulevard, North Mankato, MN
Navitor Specialty Products, a Taylor company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of visual graphics and small and large format print solutions.  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.

Parker Hannifin Corporation, 2101 N. Broadway Street, New Ulm, MN
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 97 employees, 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.

South Central College, 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN
The college has been offering advanced manufacturing education since 1946.  SCC helps students find their path to these jobs by connecting them to careers in welding, machining and mechatronics. South Central College’s (SCC) advanced manufacturing programs provide students with opportunities to earn portable, stackable credentials in the fields of mechatronics, machining and welding.  On-the-job training is combined with traditional classroom instruction, allowing students to master their technical skills, gain experience in the field and graduate with minimal debt while earning wages for related on-the-job training.

Thin Film Technology, 1980 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, MN
Thin Film Technology is a passive electronic solution provider of high performance passive electronic components for wireless, FTTx and power architectures, servicing; automotive, medical, military, data-communication, ATE, and aerospace markets.  Established in 1979, we have been providing the electronics industry with high quality, low-cost passive components for over 30 years. 

Winegar, Inc., 1209 S. State Street, Waseca, MN
Winegar, Inc. was officially incorporated 38 years ago as Winegar Brothers Inc.  They produce precision machined parts for many major manufacturing companies across the United States. Their machined parts are used in everything from medical devices, farm machinery, cars, trucks, pickups, recreational vehicles, and industrial equipment throughout the United States. Winegar, Inc. sends parts it manufactures to locations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy and China.  Winegar is the largest private/locally owned employer in Waseca.

Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 9 am - 1 pm

 

Alumacraft, 315 W. St. Julien Street, St. Peter, MN
Alumacraft has been serving customers since World War II, by building airplane parts.  Alumacraft Boat Company was started in 1946 to produce quality and affordable fishing boats for people to enjoy their freedom and leisure time. The company moved to St. Peter in 1971, where they found a great place to grow supported by the great work ethic and pride of the people of southern Minnesota.  In 1976, the company added a facility and expanded the product line in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  The same dedication and hard work that has built nearly a million boats over the past 75+ years; continues today. 

Jones Metal Products, Inc., 3201 Third Avenue, Mankato, MN
Since 1942 Jones Metal has been known for precision metal fabrication. It’s a legacy they’re proud of. Today they are committed to building on that legacy to lead the industry with team expertise and precision manufacturing processes and services to deliver the highest quality custom fabrication for the best total value.  Jones Metal provides advanced, precision metal fabrication solutions for original equipment manufacturers in various industries, including power generation, nuclear power generation, renewable energy, agricultural, heavy construction, mining, transportation, food, and the US Military. At Jones, they really do help change the world.

Le Sueur Incorporated, 1409 Vine Street, Le Sueur, MN
Le Sueur Incorporated is a world leader in the aluminum casting and plastic injection molding manufacturing arena. We specialize in complex and pressure tight applications utilizing the Sand Casting, Permanent Mold, Die Casting, Plastic Injection Molding and Precision Machining manufacturing processes. Our diverse offering of these different processes coupled with our dedicated engineering team provides our customers the opportunity to consult on their designs for the most cost-effective method of manufacturing. Our quality systems are registered to ISO 9001-2008. Le Sueur Incorporated is a financially secure family-owned company with over 70 years of manufacturing experience. The company was founded in 1946 and is located in Le Sueur, Minnesota, USA.

Medieval Metalwerx, 3000 Technology Drive, Mankato, MN
Medieval Metalwerx was founded in 2004 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 the 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. 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 ” Tube ender Trumpf 4030 Flat Laser Trumpf V130 Press Brake Mori Seiki 3 Axis Vertical Mill Automatic Band Saw.

Michael Foods, 120 Tower Street, Gaylord, MN
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.


MICO, Inc. 1911 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN
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.  

MTU America, Inc., 100 Power Drive, Mankato, MN
MTU Onsite Energy, part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce, is a leading producer of diesel-powered generator sets from 30 to 3,250 kW and natural gas-powered generator sets from 30 to 400 kW for standby, prime power and cogeneration applications. The company also provides automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, controls and accessories for complete power system solutions. With 300 employees, MTU Onsite Energy is proud to have been part of the Mankato community for more than 60 years.

For the Businesses

 

 

 

 Click here to view the 2018 Tour of Manufacturing Magazine

 


2018 Sponsors:

Eide Bailly

 


Brought to you by:

Cambria

City of Fairmont

City of Le Sueur

Faribault County CEDA

Eide Bailly

Greater Mankato Growth 

Mankato Free Press

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development

MnCEME

New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

South Central College

South Central Workforce Council

Waseca Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Click here to learn more about sponsoring this event

 

 

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