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July 8, 2016
Alexandria Industries has started to have conversations with students and their parents about career options in manufacturing. To further this goal, it hosted a booth at the recent Minnesota State High School Trap Shooting Championship.  (Contributed photo)
Changing the way students, parents think about manufacturing
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 15, 2016
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured Alexandria Industries with Al Sholts, COO. During her May 28 visit, Klobuchar learned more about the company’s efforts to change the misperceptions about manufacturing and that the industry offers lifelong careers working with advanced machining and robotics technology.  (Contributed photo)
Klobuchar tours Alexandria Industries
June 15, 2016 - 12:00am
May 20, 2016
Aagard employees work on a packaging machine inside the company's new facility, the building that once housed Kmart. (Photos by Lowell Anderson, Echo Press)
Aagard transforms old Kmart building
May 20, 2016 - 11:11am
May 6, 2016
Members from the Frazee robotics team talk to members of the Tri-State Manufacturers Association about their machine, which propels dodgeballs at targets. The robot was also designed to climb walls. (Photos by Al Edenloff, Echo Press)
Robots put on a show
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 1, 2016
Wanted: $500 million for research, development
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
October 21, 2015
A panel representing Alexandria's education and manufacturing leaders walk with members of the Center of the American Experiment at the Alexandria Area High School on October 14. (Photo by Al Edenloff, Echo Press.)
What's Alexandria's 'secret sauce' for closing skills gap?
October 21, 2015 - 5:47pm
June 1, 2015
Manufacturing survey to be revealed in Alexandria
June 1, 2015 - 9:32am
September 3, 2014
Manufacturing Bound event to be held in Brandon
September 3, 2014 - 12:00am
August 8, 2014
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar talked to Ryan Swiontek (left), a senior machinist at ITW Heartland, about a part the company is making for Burlington Northern. Mark Petersen (right), operations manager, led the tour.
Photo by Al Edenloff  |  Echo Press
Klobuchar likes what she sees in Alexandria
August 8, 2014 - 12:00am