Manufacturing

MN Glass Company’s Profits Up 80 Percent

Apogee Enterprises’ full-year revenue totaled $771.4 million and the company hopes to reach $1 billion by 2016.

April 14, 2014

Help wanted in North Dakota: State to launch worker recruitment campaign

North Dakota is in the midst of an economic boom, and it needs thousands of workers to fill job openings in a wide variety of businesses. State officials recently announced a new campaign aimed at...

April 13, 2014

Stubborn Lake Superior ice has steel mills starved for iron ore

Ice that’s clogging Lake Superior has created a shipping bottleneck that’s rippling into Great Lakes steel mills. The Associated Press reports Coast Guard icebreakers from the U.S. and...

April 07, 2014

Techne Invests $10M In Startup And Eyes Acquisition

After making a $10 million equity investment in CyVek, Inc., Techne Corporation said it plans to acquire the entire company if it meets certain performance benchmarks.

April 07, 2014

State Grants $740K To Startup That's Adding Jobs In Hastings

HexFuel plans to have 150 employees at a new Hastings plant and might double that headcount within several years.

April 03, 2014

Handshake

Stratasys Acquires Two More Companies

The 3D printing giant said it will purchase Solid Concepts, Inc., for up to $295 million but didn’t disclose Harvest Technologies’ purchase price.

April 02, 2014

Polaris Sportsman

Polaris Buys Wisconsin-Based Kolpin Outdoors

Polaris said the acquisition of the powersports accessories manufacturer will bolster its growing parts, garments, and accessories business.

April 02, 2014

Shovel

5 Cos. Land Funding To Support MN Expansions

Five companies are dipping into a newly approved fund that the state is using to encourage businesses to boost local job growth and investments.

March 25, 2014

Ladders

Core Distribution Climbs The Profit Ladder

Its revenue jumped after it was able to persuade Sherwin-Williams to take its telescoping ladder.

March 24, 2014

Auto Supplier Adding Up To 150 Jobs In Winona

TRW Automotive said that a contract it recently landed is driving its expansion in Minnesota.

March 18, 2014

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