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June 10, 2018
Steel sleeves, produced for automobile suspensions, are stacked on top of one another at Stripmatic Products. Photo by Angelo Merendino for The Washington Post
North Dakota, Minnesota companies feel effects of tariffs
June 10, 2018 - 7:14am
May 24, 2018
Andersen Corp. creating 40 new jobs with window factory expansion
May 24, 2018 - 7:08pm
May 22, 2018
Tom Cherveny / Tribune  

Bob Kill, executive director of Enterprise Minnesota, reports Tuesday that manufacturers across Minnesota expressed more optimism than ever in the 10 years they have been surveyed for the annual "state of manufacturing" report. For the first time as well, they cited a potential workforce shortage as their biggest challenge to limiting growth.
Area manufacturers optimistic for growth but labor shortage a factor
May 22, 2018 - 10:20pm
May 4, 2018
Paul Marvin, president and CEO of The Marvin Companies of Warroad, Minn., is the fourth generation of his family to lead the family-owned firm. Image courtesy of The Marvin Companies.
Marvin Cos.’ president and CEO opens a window on his family’s venerable Minnesota firm
May 4, 2018 - 4:03pm
April 27, 2018
Longtime Montevideo manufacturer to close, affecting 110 workers
April 27, 2018 - 4:33pm
March 7, 2018
The Harley-Davidson logo is seen on the fuel tank of a motorcycle on display at the Oakland Harley-Davidson dealership in Oakland, California, on April 14, 2017. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
Harley braces for more Trump trade harm after his pledge to help
March 7, 2018 - 8:09am
March 5, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Third-generation welder Jacob Frank works Wednesday at the RELCO manufacturing plant in Willmar. His father is the estimating manager there, and his late grandfather taught welding for years at Ridgewater College.
Third generation of welding family joins Willmar manufacturer that benefited from his grandfather's instruction
March 5, 2018 - 8:08pm
March 2, 2018
President Donald Trump leads a roundtable discussion on foreign trade and steel production with corporate leaders inside the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, March 1, 2018. From left: Roger Newport, chief executive of AK Steel Holding Corporation; John Ferriola, chief executive of Nucor; Trump; and Dave Burritt of U.S. Steel. Tom Brenner / copyright 2018 The New York Times
Trump's steel and aluminum trade threat hangs over NAFTA talks
March 2, 2018 - 9:03am
January 30, 2018
Engines sit on a rack at the Harley-Davidson Inc. facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, on Sept. 18, 2017. Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Harley shuts plant as woes worsen for Trump's model manufacturer
January 30, 2018 - 11:30am
January 17, 2018
The Verso Corp. paper mill, with Minnesota Power’s M.L. Hibbard Renewable Center behind it, sprawls across West Duluth. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Duluth could seek $1M forgivable loan for paper mill upgrade
January 17, 2018 - 10:01pm
December 19, 2017
Jennie-O promotes Blake Williamson
December 19, 2017 - 6:32pm
November 28, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

West Central Steel's latest expansion adds 85,000 square feet for parts production to the company's campus on U.S. Highway 12 near the Willmar Industrial Park.
West Central Steel's growth continues: Latest expansion to house parts production
November 28, 2017 - 6:27am