Tour of Manufacturing

Learn what is being produced in your backyard.

October 5-7, 2023

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 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 Tour of Manufacturing Magazine. 

More Information:

Details on the 2023 Tour of Manufacturing to be announced.

3MNew Ulm *Open for school tours only
Everidge – Winnebago
CambriaLe Sueur
City of Mankato Water Treatment PlantMankato
Christensen FarmsSleepy Eye
D & K Powder CoatingNorth Mankato
Dotson Iron CastingsMankato
Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology MSU
Jarraff IndustriesSt. Peter
Jones Metal Mankato
KAMP AutomationWaseca
MEI – Total Elevator SolutionsMankato
NavitorNorth Mankato
Railway Equipment CompanyGaylord
Sanborn ManufacturingSpringfield
South Central CollegeNorth Mankato
TBEILake Crystal
United Commercial UpholsteryNew Ulm

CambriaLe Sueur (9am-12pm)
D & K Powder CoatingNorth Mankato
Railway Equipment CompanyGaylord
Rolls-Royce Solutions AmericaMankato
SpecSysNew Ulm
ZF Off-Highway Solutions MinnesotaNorth Mankato

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

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