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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar listened to Douglas Machine CEO Vern Anderson during a tour of the plant last Friday. The company employs about 700 workers. (Photo by Al Edenloff)

Manufacturing is hot career choice, notes Klobuchar

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It was hard to tell who was more excited Friday: Douglas Machine leaders who escorted U.S. Senator Amy Kloubchar through the company's facilities or Klobuchar, who was impressed with what she learned.

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"This is a great example of a company doing right by its employees and growing with the times," the senator said, referring to the employee-owned company's growing bio sciences division, Douglas Scientific.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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