Northern Oil and Gas Acquiring W Energy Partners in Largest Deal in Company History

The deal, announced simultaneously with better-than-expected Quarter 2 estimates, involves $100 million in cash, plus shares and land.

Duluth Pack Continues Its Hometown Commitment by Opening Fourth Office in North Shore

The new location will house the bag and backpack manufacturer's marketing staff.

Polaris May Shift Production Overseas: What it Means for Minnesota

If Polaris follows Harley-Davidson’s lead and moves production abroad to offset costs of retaliatory tariffs the EU has imposed on U.S. goods, will other Minnesota-based companies do the same?

From Pops to Pipes: The State of Manufacturing in Minnesota

Four local manufacturers share the challenges and opportunities facing their companies.

Does Trump’s Duluth Rally Reflect Economic, Cultural Shifts Occurring in the Range?

More and more Range residents have been crediting Trump for any boost the mining industry has recently received.

Andersen Corporation Announces $40M Expansion at Bayport HQ

The window and door manufacturer will expand its production facility at its headquarters to meet increased demand for its Fibrex material-based product line.

This Oakdale Manufacturer is Hiring Workers Before It Has a Job for Them

During the training, the employees gain skills before transitioning into actual jobs when someone retires or quits, or if new positions are created.

Pentair Spin-off nVent’s Growth Potential is ‘Electrifying’, Says New CEO Beth Wozniak

Wozniak discussed some of the process toward separating nVent from Pentair, as well as the immediate market potential she sees for the company now that it is an independent business.

3M Stock Tumbles After Lowering of Earnings, Organic Sales Outlook

Some industry analysts believe the decreased forecast is a ploy to set incoming 3M CEO Michael Roman up for a positive first year.

Protolabs Buys Brooklyn Park Plant, Plans to Hire 150 Workers at Site By 2021

The new facility will house its fast-growing CNC machining operations.

How Trump's Metal Tariffs Stand to Impact U.S. (And Specifically Minnesota) Industries

A lot depends on how other nations react to the new taxes.

Michael Roman to Replace Inge Thulin as 3M CEO in July

After more than six years as CEO of the company behind Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape, Thulin will move on to a new position on 3M's board.

Ikonics Posts Record Sales Quarter, But Finishes in Red for Full-Year 2017

The imaging company reported nearly $5 million in sales in its fourth quarter, but capped the year with an overall loss of nearly a quarter-million dollars.

3M Reports Record Q4 Sales, Raises 2018 Outlook Citing New Tax Law

Fourth quarter sales jumped 9 percent year-over-year, the Maplewood-based maker of Scotch tape and Post-It Notes said, while its earnings significantly dropped.

Local Manufacturers Discuss Strategies to Overcome Labor Shortage, High Taxes

Companies are using internships, apprenticeships and targeted strategies to identify and develop the talent pool they need.

3M Sells Optical Fiber, Copper Passive Connectivity Business to Corning for $900M

The 3M division, which had annual global sales of about $400 million, includes a 500-member staff.

Tom Emmer’s Mining Bill Passed the House, But Will Anyone Champion it in the Senate?

Emmer’s bill is so narrowly tailored to Minnesota interests that it almost requires a Minnesota sponsor in the upper chamber. But Franken has already come out against it, leaving all eyes on Amy Klobuchar.

Proto Labs Acquiring New Hampshire-based Sheet Metal Manufacturer for $120M

While both Proto Labs and Rapid had similar focuses in terms of quick-turn, low-volume manufacturing, they had different, but complementary capabilities.

L&M Radiator Expanding Hibbing HQ, Creating 22 Jobs

The state said it would support the manufacturing company’s $17.6 million project with a $354,000 grant.

Ecolab Selling Off $180M Equipment Care Business to Boston Investment Firm

The unit made up roughly 2 percent of Ecolab’s overall business.

Honeywell to Spin Off Units with $7.5B in Revenue

The spinoffs, which will create two new, independent organizations outside of Honeywell, are expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

Diving Into the Booming Splash Pad Market

After six years of building and investing in their company, four entrepreneurs are ready to make a splash.

Commerce Department's Analysis Could Be Death Knell of Enbridge Pipeline Project

The Commerce Department concluded that no new pipeline capacity is needed to ensure “future adequacy, reliability and efficiency of energy supply.”

Toro CEO Richard Olson Named Chairman of the Board

Olson takes over from retiring chairman and former CEO Michael Hoffman.

H.B. Fuller Reveals $1.6B Acquisition for Royal Adhesives and Sealants

The two companies combined would have nearly $3 billion in annual revenue, making it one of the largest specialty adhesives makers on the globe.

New CEO Paul Marvin has High Expectations for Marvin Cos.

Paul Marvin took the helm of the long-time family window and doors business in late August.

Trump's Manufacturing Council Disbands

Many CEOs tendered their resignation from the advisory group following a weekend of violence and protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

3M Adds Microsoft’s CFO to its Board

Amy Hood has been with the technology giant since 2002 and its chief financial officer since July 2013.

EEOC Sides with Workers in Cargill Prayer Dispute

The commission said Muslim workers that were fired had their civil rights violated.

Serta Simmons Backs Out of Plan to Build Lakeville Facility

The plant was expected to cost $27 million.

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