ITW Heartland receives economic development honorAbout 40 community leaders gathered recently to recognize ITW Heartland of Alexandria as a Distinguished Economic Development Partner of the Douglas County region.
About 40 community leaders gathered recently to recognize ITW Heartland of Alexandria as a Distinguished Economic Development Partner of the Douglas County region.
ITW Heartland was selected to receive this recognition from the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission’s (AAEDC) board of directors because of the organization’s continued commitment to supporting the economic and community growth of west central Minnesota.
Since its founding in 1976 as a small fabrication shop, Heartland has been committed to reliable and consistent partnering with customers and vendors to produce complex components and full machines, along with supporting services, for customers around the world, AAEDC leaders said.
Heartland became a division of Illinois Tool Works in 1982, and has been able to realize a steady growth rate over the past four decades.
ITW Heartland employs approximately 120 people in its Alexandria facilities, and specializes in precision engineering, parts, gears, and electro-mechanical products serving a variety of industries.
The organization is recognized as having distinct expertise in the following fields: aerospace, energy, military, transportation, beverage and automotive. ITW’s workforce includes highly skilled engineers, machinists, and assembly technicians.
The Distinguished Economic Development Partner Award was designed to honor companies that the AAEDC directly serves and works with to better the community.
The award is presented to local companies that add significant economic vitality and stability to the region.