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Brad VanderTuin, vice president of engineering at Aagard, poses by the expansion site, and the non–structural wall. (Judd Martinson | Echo Press)
Aagard expands to pull all workers into one building
July 24, 2017 - 4:52pm
June 22, 2017
Students learned what must be done on a computer to program the machines to make specific movements during at camp at Alexandria Community and Technical College. (Judd Martinson | Echo Press)
A 'case' study at engineering camp
June 22, 2017 - 6:35am
May 15, 2017
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association 2016 Member of Year Award was presented to Douglas Finishing. Pictured (left to right): Jeff Powers, Douglas Finishing retiree; Evan Westra, president of Tri-State; and Mike Eye, Douglas Finishing. (Contributed)
Douglas Finishing receives Tri-State's Member of the Year Award
May 15, 2017 - 7:51am
April 20, 2017
Commentary: Small manufacturers pack big punch
April 20, 2017 - 8:01am
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
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