Thank you for visiting the K12 Navigator. Click the Search by Activity drop down menu to choose the activities you are interested in, enter your ZIP code, choose your preferred distance, select your preferred career path, and click search. You can download or print the results by clicking the export button above.

Find a Business


  • Internships
  • Classroom Speaker
  • Job Shadowing
  • Student Mentoring
  • Company Tour
  • Virtual Tour (Live or Recorded)
  • Material Donation
  • Student Transportation Funding
  • Student Project Support
  • Teacher Externships

3D CNC 320-587-5923

Tyler Stilson

1055 5th Ave SE, Hutchinson, MN, 55350

3D CNC is an Operose Manufacturing company that specializes in Multi-Axis CNC Machining, Wire EDM and Precision Grinding. We support a large variety of industries including Aerospace, Medical, Automotive, Semi-Conductor, Photonics and Optomechanical. We are growing our automation technology to create more exciting and fulfilling jobs and improve quality and productivity. Operose Manufacturing has facilities in Mankato MN, Hutchinson MN and Frederick CO.

Alpine cabinetry

Scott Schwinghammer

1646 HWY 23 E, St.Cloud , MN, 56304

Alpine Cabinetry is a family owned 50,000 sq ft woodworking shop that produces & installs cabinetry for both the residential and multi-dwelling communities. We have successfully been doing business in the greater five state area for 23 years.

Aroplax Corporation 763-272-3322

Lisa Schoening

200 Chelsea Road, Monticello, MN, 55362

Aroplax Corporation is an ISO 9001:2015 certified and UL recognized manufacturer, located in Monticello, Minnesota. With over 75 years of experience, Aroplax delivers engineering and injection molding solutions to OEMs and consumer goods companies across diverse industries. Aroplax specializes in custom molding and design, offering expertise in high-performance thermoplastic materials. Our growth and success over the years can be attributed directly to our employees, who consistently strive to provide excellent, high-quality, cost-effective products to our customers.

Bayer Built Woodworks Inc. 320-254-2456

Corey Donat

24614 US Highway 71, Belgrade, MN, 56312

Bayer Built Woodworks is a two-step distributor of millwork, interior and exterior doors, and stair parts selling exclusively to building product retailers. Our products are available through more than 850 dealers in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Montana. With over 440 team members we have a variety of positions including entry level production, skilled production, truck driving and office.

Brunswick New York Mills Operation


318 West Gilman Street, New York MIlls, MN, 56567

About the Company: Based in New York Mills, MN - Lund Boats has been manufacturing high quality aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats since 1948. Lund Boats are built by people who love to fish and take pride in engineering and building the most innovative and durable fishing boat on the market. Whether you're a part-time weekend angler or a serious tournament pro or guide, Lund prides itself on delivering the Ultimate Fishing Experience! Also located in New York Mills, MN, Crestliner celebrates 65 years in business and traces its origins to the Aluminum Boat Company that came to life within the walls of an airplane hanger back in 1946. Several transitions later, the company became known as Crestliner, and in 1991 the rivet-free UniWeld welded hull was a true revolution in aluminum boats. Crestliner continues to lead in innovations and setting new standards. Learn more about Crestliner and its line of boats by visiting All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and protected veteran status.

C4Welding, Inc. 320-253-2699

Denise Lunn

11 Industrial Blvd., Sauk Rapids, MN, 56379

C4 Welding offers critical welding, machining, manufacturing engineering, assembly, OEM manufacturing and in-house fabrication services. We are home to a team of highly experienced certified welders, weld inspectors, assemblers, and machinists. Our industry roots extend back to the founding 35 years ago. We are nationally recognized as a leader in critical welding and fabrication services.

Career Solutions 320-308-5334 / 320-266-5060

Angie Dahle

1542 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN, 56303

Career Solutions is an employment and training agency that serves job seekers and employers in Stearns and Benton counties. We offer a wide variety of youth and adult programs for individuals at entry level to executive level as well as recruitment and training services for employers. We are state and federally funded and our services for job seekers and employers are available at no cost. We are a partner of CareerForce - St. Cloud and are connected to SCTCC.

Central McGowan

Dean Kiffmeyer

123 Roosevelt Rd, St Cloud, MN, 56301

Central McGowan is a growing, diversified business with customers across more than 20 industries and throughout the U.S. We're family owned with local roots and proud of it. Founded in 1965 with the merger of McGowan Welding Supply in Little Falls, MN (est. 1947) and Central Welding Supply of St. Cloud, a small supplier of equipment and gases in St. Cloud, MN. In 2015, expanded to include custom automation and robotics, making us one of the only local distributors who is also an integrator. In 2019, acquired Jasons Beverage Carbonation Company, another successful family-owned CO2 distributor in St. Paul. This more than doubled our CO2 Solutions beverage carbonation business—started in 2006—expanding it to nearly 3,000 customers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. It's been through the hard work and ingenuity of dedicated employees that we've grown our services and product offerings to where they are today. Gases for welding, industrial, manufacturing, medical, and food & beverage Dry ice for commercial/residential cleaning, cooling and industrial blasting Welding and industrial equipment, tools, supplies, abrasives, safety gear, and consumables by order and at our retail stores Custom automation and robotic technologies and solutions to boost quality, productivity and safety for our customers We have stores in St. Cloud, Little Falls and Burnsville, MN; a CO2/BevCarb location in St. Paul, MN; a distribution hub in Fargo, ND; and dealers in nearly 70 locations across MN. Our distribution business reaches nearly every corner of Minnesota, and areas of Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas. Our dedicated Automation Center in St. Cloud, MN, serves customers across the Midwest, on both coasts and in Texas, and internationally.

Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. 7632713757

Leslie Wojtowicz

PO Box 720, Monticello, MN, 55362

CMJTS is a nonprofit employment and training agency and a proud partner in the Minnesota CareerForce System. Workforce excellence is CENTRAL in all we do. Since our beginning in 1984 as Private Industry Council 5, CMJTS has been passionate about providing quality training and job placement services to our customers in central Minnesota. Throughout our 11-county region, jobseekers—adults, youth, entry-level, career-changers, low-income, and dislocated workers—count on us for professional career guidance based on their circumstances, economic self-sufficiency needs, and local labor market demands. Businesses count on us for qualified workers to fill their jobs.


Scott Piecek

17482 Granite West Road, Cold Spring, MN, 56320

With history dating back to 1898, Coldspring is a family owned and operated business serving the architectural, memorial, residential, and industrial markets with all types of natural stone, bronze, industrial, and diamond-tool products. With headquarters, a primary natural stone manufacturing facility and bronze foundry in Cold Spring, MN, the company has operations across the United States, including 30 quarries and multiple fabrication facilities.

Columbia Gear

Janelle Stocker

530 County Road 50, Avon, MN, 56310

For over 70 years Columbia Gear has manufactured gears, shafts, machined components and complete power transmission assemblies for a variety of the world’s largest OEMs and their demanding applications. Whether for small- or large-scale manufacturing. Our goal is to assist our customers in diversifying themselves over their competition. With a Quality Management System certified to IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015, and Environmental Management System to ISO 14001:2015 we stand ready to meet the demands of the markets we serve. These include Off-Highway / Construction, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, and Mining to Rail, Power Generation, Industrial, and Marine applications. Our capabilities include multi-axis precision machining, turning, broaching, hobbing, shaping, press quenching, grinding, and gear grinding to ISO /DIN Class 3 gear quality which is comparable to the AGMA Q14. With an in-house metallurgical lab and metallurgist on staff no detail is overlooked. The Columbia Gear team is made up of talented, versatile, and professional individuals. We pride ourselves in investing in the development and advancement of our most valuable assets, our employees. We are looking for those employees who have a passion and focus on growth and development. Benefits that we offer include: • Weekly pay • Competitive pay & shift differential • Paid vacation and holidays • Low-cost health, dental & vision insurance with great coverage • Finder’s fee • On-the-job training as well as tuition reimbursement • 401k participation immediately upon hire • Free basic life insurance

Continental Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc (CEM) 952-448-4771

Sarah Anderson

1145 Stoughton Ave, Chaska, Minnesota, 55318

We are a contract manufacture located in Chaska and Frazee, MN, providing precision machining services, drive shaft components and assemblies, welding, assembly, kitting and stocking programs (with signed agreement). We service a wide variety of clients across North America, with global branches, that come to us for our specialized expertise. By partnering with customers across a variety of industries, since 1983, our capabilities have grown substantially to meet their needs and we’ll continue to grow for years to come.

CWMF Corporation 320-251-1306

Cara Zimmer

701 Julep Road, Waite Park, Minnesota, 56387

For over 30 years, CWMF Corporation has been offering portable and stationary asphalt plant equipment, parts and service. We believe excellence is the result of focused intention, sincere effort and skilled execution. These values and our customer commitment are evident in every interaction. We’re fiercely committed to quality, but fluid and flexible in the ways we provide it. We build long-term trusted relationships by helping our customers optimize overall plant performance and run at peak efficiency. Whenever we can offer solutions for existing equipment, we absolutely do.

Dahmes Stainless, Inc. 320-354-1593 / 320-354-1575

Julia Contreras

526 4th Ave. SW, New London, MN, 56273

Dahmes Stainless, Inc. is a turnkey solution serving the worldwide marketplace. Our team of over 85 employees specializes in taking our customers' challenging or hard to dry product, and making it affordable to dry. We do our custom manufacturing right in our New London, Minnesota shop, and are proud to be one of the largest employers in the community. We excel in serving our customers in the following areas:​ Spray & Fluid bed Drying Systems Evaporation Systems (including a mobile pilot evaporator) Heat Recovery Systems Product Removal Systems Conveying & Packaging Equipment Access Stairs, Platforms and Handrails Pilot Plants Variety of Associated Parts

DCI, Inc 320-257-4320

Allison Waggoner

600 N 54th Ave., Saint Cloud, Minnesota, 56303

DCI, Inc. is a world leading manufacturer of stainless steel storage and processing vessels, agitators and integrated systems for a variety of industries. For more than 65 years, we’ve approached every project with the understanding that the quality of our products ensures the integrity of our customers. That’s why we not only utilize the very best in precision manufacturing equipment, but we also employ the latest technology, tools, and techniques to manufacture your equipment to our customers' exact specifications.

DeZURIK 320-259-2000

Tanya Adair

250 Riverside Avenue North, Sartell, Minnesota, 56377

DeZURIK valves are known for design innovation and quality in water, sewage, pump stations and industrial wastewater applications. DeZURIK delivers exceptional value by applying our valve and problem-solving expertise to improve customers’ operational performance. With over 250 years of combined history, the DeZURIK, APCO, HILTON and Willamette brands are recognized worldwide for superior performance. From the introduction of the Eccentric Plug Valve in 1928 to the newest innovations in Air Valves, Butterfly Valves, Check Valves, Gate Valves, Ball Valves and Cone Valves, we remain at the forefront of technology and provide effective solutions for our customers. Our high-quality of products and team of experts make us a global leader in manufacturing valves for water treatment, sewage treatment, water distribution, pulp and paper, chemical and petrochemical, mining, power, hydropower dams, and other process industries valves. Customers worldwide have come to trust DeZURIK, for its design innovation, quality and service. Our commitment to quality ensures customer satisfaction. We apply our expertise to deliver a broad spectrum of application solutions. Our team continuously delivers superior product performance and best-in-class customer service. You can count on DeZURIK’s high quality valves for exceptional performance in a wide range of applications throughout facilities.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry

Kacie Mann

300 Dura Drive, Howard Lake, Minnesota, 55349

Dura Supreme manufactures premium semi-custom kitchen cabinets and bath vanities. For almost 70 years — following 10 facility expansions and decades of technological advancements — Dura Supreme has grown to employ over 400 people at our 220,000-square-foot facility in Howard Lake, MN. While much has changed about the industry and our processes, our Midwestern work ethic, our “Minnesota Nice” approach to working with customers, and our devotion to time-honored craftsmanship remain as intact as the day we began. We cherish our roots and endeavor to deliver quality over quantity in everything we build. Our guiding principles of performance and innovation continue to establish Dura Supreme cabinetry as the best in value, design, quality, and craftsmanship.

Elemet Group 763-389-5355

Jordan Peters

1502 14th Street South, Princeton, Minnesota, 55398

Elemet Group is the parent company of four business units located across Minnesota and Texas. The Elemet Group story started in 1947 as Glenn Metalcraft, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. Over the last 12 years, Glenn Metalcraft has continued to grow through adding facilities, equipment, workforce, and acquisitions. The parent company, Elemet Group was recently added to oversee the following four business units: Glenn Metalcraft, Inc - Princeton, MN Glenn Metalcraft Texas - Fort Worth, TX Minnesota Industrial Coatings - Princeton, MN Elemet Manufacturing, Inc - Aitkin, MN We have solutions to solve our customers manufacturing and fabrication challenges. With access to state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled specialists in CNC metal spinning, robotic welding, automated machining, assembly, powder coating, e-coating, and 2-axis and 5-axis water jet cutting, we provide our customers with vertically integrated solutions. We hire quality candidates through an established interview process that holds a strong focus on our company core values. Teamwork – we make cooperative efforts that result in organizational excellence well beyond individual performance. Integrity – we are open and honest. We do the right thing, even when no one is looking. Driven – we take initiative to do what no one else can or will. Innovative – we create solutions for tomorrows problems. Fun – we have an attitude that adds to an enjoyable work atmosphere. Benefits include paid time off / holiday pay / medical, dental, vision insurance / paid employee life insurance policy / long and short term disability / uniforms / annual boot reimbursement program.

Engel Metallurgical 3202537968 / 3202537968

Lester Engel


Engel Metallurgical specializes in product failure analysis, materials evaluations, and general materials engineering consulting. Our customers include large and small industrial clients, insurance companies, and attorneys. The industries represented by our industrial clients are quite diverse, including manufacturers of medical devices, computer equipment, power generation machinery, etc.

Esser Plumbing and Heating | Aire Serv 2188507912 / 218-457-0420



Esser Plumbing and Heating has been serving the lakes area since 1955. We have grown from a humble one man shop, to two locations with over 60 people working here. This growth has been fueled based on positive expectations and a strong desire to out service everyone by providing WOW level services to our customers. We are a company that believes in a strong work / life balance, and work hard to continue to be a family first company. One of our over riding philosophies is to "Have Fun in the Process."

Falls Fabricating LLC 320-631-2403

Carmen Yasgar

600 9TH AVENUE NW, Little Falls, MN, 56345

Sheet Metal Fabrication

FAST Global Solutions, Inc.

Teresa Jergenson

20631 State Hwy 55, Glenwood, MN, 56334

For over 40 years, FAST Global Solutions has been helping improve operational performance in the air transportation and material handling industries, with smartly designed and ruggedly built equipment. Founded in 1979 as Watkins Aircraft Support Products (WASP), the company’s focus on unparalleled quality and critical safety engineering of non-powered ground support equipment, resulted in exponential growth—doubling in capacity every year for the first decade. Production momentum for the company continued over the years, with the addition of package conveyor and military trailer design and manufacturing. In 2015, WASP combined with FAST Manufacturing—a producer of high-quality agricultural sprayers and liquid fertilizer equipment—and rebranded become FAST Global Solutions. In 2020, the ag division was sold to resume focus on the air and ground solutions the company offers. FAST Global Solutions touches nearly every part of the globe from our Midwest facilities, where high-tech equipment fills the manufacturing floor and engineers design solutions for our customers. Large-scale robotic welders, automated paint processes, plasma laser cutters and large-scale press brakes help employee-owners successfully meet customers’ needs. As a 100% employee-owned company, we take pride in our craftsmanship and stand behind every piece of equipment we build. The FAST team, of over 500 employee-owners— including 130 certified welders and an engineering team of over 30 employees with 300 combined years of experience—understands the operational needs of our customers and continues to create ultra-reliable equipment that leads the industry in available uptime, higher performance, and longer lifecycles. We operate to ensure rapid turnaround times for parts and equipment orders, and to meet the exacting standards of each customer’s individual needs.

Felling Trailers, Inc. 320-352-5239

Sheri Leonard

1525 Main Street South, Sauk Centre, MN, 56378

Felling Trailers is a family-owned and operated full line trailer manufacturer located in Central Minnesota that was started in 1974 by Mr. Merle J. Felling. Felling Trailers, Inc. has grown from a small shop to a factory and office complex that today covers over 325,000 square feet. Felling Trailers currently manufactures more than 5,000 trailers a year ranging from a 3,000 lb utility trailer to a 120,000 lb hydraulic gooseneck trailer, and its standard trailer line includes over 240 models. Felling’s pride and differentiation is our custom trailer, division. Our engineers utilize the latest industry-leading design techniques along with our experienced metal craftsmen and cutting-edge technology to turn our customers’ conceptual trailer needs into tangible products. Felling continually researches and implements new technologies to reduce lead-time and increase production in the manufacturing plant. Felling Trailers provides a high-quality product that is distributed across North America and internationally.

Gilleland Chevrolet Cadillac


3019 West Division Street, St Cloud, Minnesota, 56301

Automobile dealership with sales and service and body shop. We also have Quick Lube We hire entry level Lube Technicians and entry level Body Shop technicians (Detailers).

Glenn Metalcraft

Amy Schottenbauer

1502 14th Street South, Princeton, Minnesota, 55371

Glenn Metalcraft creates the highest quality parts that others say are too difficult or complicated. Our craftsmen and their equipment work within tight tolerances to meet our customers’ specifications. We also handle robotic welding, punching, automated machining, assembly, and waterjet cutting. Glenn Metalcraft Incorporated (GMI)’s mission is to provide innovative, single-source solutions for the OEM industry. Building on our initial metal spinning competency, we consistently add capabilities, capacity, and automation to meet our customers’ needs. At GMI, we are committed to providing an environment where everyone is treated with respect and allowed to develop and grow. Our insatiable desire for success and the success of our customers will ensure lasting and beneficial relationships.

Grede LLC 320-255-5200

Mary Knudsen

5200 Foundry Circle, St. Cloud, MN, 56303

Grede is an independent company owned by Gamut Capital Management (Gamut), that designs, engineers, validates and manufactures high-quality ductile, gray and specialty iron castings for automotive, commercial and industrial markets.

Hansen & Company Woodworks 320-363-0051

Sarah Hansen

30701 Pearl Dr, St. Joseph, MN, 56374

Hansen & Company Woodworks is a creator of custom commercial casework, architectural millwork, countertops, & high-end finishes that complement & complete all works of wood. We are technology entrepreneurs, craftsmen, and workers. Combining the skills of traditional craftsmanship with the advancement of technology has made Hansen & Company Woodworks successful in becoming complete fabricators of raw materials in efficient and exceptional ways. We were a startup that quickly became a leading competitor in the cabinet, caseworks, and millworks industry. We love our team, our clients, our products, our shop but most of all, we love continuing to learn to bring it all together and strive for a stronger tomorrow. A rogue of convention, our founder, Adam Hansen, continues to lead the company in unexpected but successful ways. We are leaders in building the most technologically advanced woodworks company in the Midwest, developing relationships and products just as strong and unique along the way.

Ichor Systems 320-258-9262

Rhonda Condon

1003 Industrial Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN, 56379

Ichor Systems is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced fluid and gas delivery systems, valves, and fittings for specialized high purity fabrication and process equipment. Our products have become the industry standard in the semiconductor industry and have also been applied to a range of other demanding industries including power generation, pharmaceutical, chemical and more. Ichor provides the most complex gas and fluid manifolds, custom weldments, and valves to the Semiconductor Industry. At our sites in Sauk Rapids and Osakis MN, we offer capabilities such as Precision Machining, Orbital and TIG welding and specialized assembly processes, some in a class 100 Cleanroom environment.

Industrial Molded Rubber Products 763-262-3461

Laura Nystedt

20015 176th St, Big Lake, Minnesota, 55309

Rubber manufacturer of custom components.

Legacy Building Solutions

Jeremy Sanden

19500 County Rd 142, South Haven, MN, 55382

Legacy Building Solutions designs, manufactures and installs fabric structures globally. All components are manufactured in-house and installed using ISO 9001:2015-certified procedures. Our principal staff has over 100 years of combined experience, including millions of square feet sold and installed. Legacy’s experienced team works with customers from pre- to post-construction to save time and money while providing custom solutions for your project.

LINDAR Corporation 218-822-4557

Jenny or Barb

7789 Hastings Road, Baxter, MN, 56425

Founded in 1993 on the principles of innovation and resourcefulness, LINDAR has grown to become a leader in plastic thermoforming. We manufacture plastic parts from paint products to food packaging and industrial OEM industries. Our dedication to creating precisely designed, highly efficient thermoformed products is proven. So LINDAR takes pride in being AIB and ISO 9001:2015 certified, and our extensive internal quality program ensures our customers will receive a quality plastic product — each and every time. LINDAR is located in the scenic Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota. We serve customers around the world, offering a diverse range of thermoforming services designed to not only meet the needs of our customers, but truly forming inspiration along the way.

Loftness Specialized Farm Equipment Inc

David Davis

650 S Main St, Hector, MN, 55342

Today, Loftness’ lineup includes VMLogix vegetation management equipment, GrainLogix grain-bagging equipment, CropLogix crop residue equipment, and FertiLogix line of fertilizer application and handling equipment. Loftness also produces specialized attachments, including the Kwik Pik rock picker and Cool Flow auxiliary hydraulic cooler. The resolve for manufacturing excellence that began in 1979 continues to present day. Top-grade steel, welded with high-quality wire and argon gas, along with top-of-the-line components and pride of workmanship from its skilled workforce goes into every Loftness product. Rigorous testing ensures a problem-free machine, while a commitment to reliability and service has built strong customer relationships.

Louis Industries, Inc. 320-243-5147

Julia Contreras

222 Industrial Loop St. W, Paynesville, MN, 56362

Sheet metal fabricator located in central MN with state-of-the-art technology to assist in operating machines including lasers, turret punches, press brakes, robotic welders, and many other sheet metal working machines.

Lynnes Welding Training 701-893-2295

Dave Lynnes

9459 US-10, Ramsey , MN, 55303

Lynnes Welding Training is a welding school with locations in Ramsey MN, Fargo, and Bismarck ND. LWT has highly experienced instructors, small class sizes and there are no general classes required. Students have the option of taking a 5 week, 12 week, or a 16 week welding course.

Messer Repair & Fabricating LLC. 320-352-3477

Nathan Messer

42739, Sauk Centre, MN, 56378

We are a family owned manufacturer of skid steer attachments located in rural Sauk Centre, MN. We manufacture and market our own line of skid steer and tractor loader attachments where we start with raw material and take it all the way to the finished product in house. Our staff of 20+ employees of all ages are proud to be part of the process that it takes to build a quality product that is shipped throughout the US.

Metal Craft 763-635-3104

Melissa Fermoyle

13760 BUSINESS CENTER DR NW, Elk River, MN, 55330

Metal Craft is family owned and has been in business for over 40 years. Our overall company mission is to provide custom precision manufacturing and innovative services to medical, aviation, space, defense and emerging high tech industries.

Millerbernd Manufacturing Company

Anita Bahr

622 6th St S, Winsted, MN, 55395

Millerbernd Manufacturing Company fabricates standard, custom and innovative light poles and traffic signal structures, rolled rings and cylinders, and accessory components-earning us a great industry-wide reputation. We were founded in 1933 as a heavy metal fabricator, and ever since, we have designed and developed our own equipment and perfected our processes that keep us at the forefront of our industry.

Minnetronix Medical

Carolyn Baldus

1635 Energy Park Dr, Saint Paul, MN, 55108

At Minnetronix Medical, we work side by side with more than 100 medical device companies from startups to global giants to bring life-enhancing technologies to market. From our bright, modern campus in St. Paul, our team designs, develops and manufactures medical devices that diagnose or treat almost every part of the human body. We are a highly collaborative team and we focus on and invest significantly in our culture. Our team of more than 500 covers a range of career paths in engineering, service and tech, assembly, HR, Marketing, IS, Finance.

National Vision inc

Chip Sexton

3400 Energy Dr, SAINT CLOUD, MN, 56304

National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) is one of the largest optical retail companies in the United States with over 1,200 stores in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. With a mission of helping people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible, we operate five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Opticals inside Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases, and several e-commerce websites, offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. We employ over 13,000 people, including a network of more than 2,000 optometrists. We also have a network of labs consisting of four domestic locations - St. Cloud, Minnesota, Salt Lake City, Utah, Lawrenceville, Georgia and Plano, Texas - as well as two outsourced, third-party owned international locations in China and Mexico. In St. Cloud we have the most technologically advanced optical manufacturing facility in the area producing 8000+ pair of eyewear per day.

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center 218-385-3339 / 218-385-3339

Betsy Roder

24 N Main Ave, New York Mills, MN, 56567

The New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Cultural Center is a multidisciplinary arts organization that has been dedicated to expanding the cultural and creative opportunities for rural Americans since 1990. The Center produces a number of annual community festivals and events, presents a year-round performing arts series, displays visual art in our historic gallery, offers classes and workshops for all ages, hosts an artist residency program, works regularly with local schools, businesses & organizations, partners with the City on an outdoor sculpture park, and serves as an Explore Minnesota Affiliate Welcome Center to support regional tourism.

Northern Metal Products, Inc. & Aubright LLC

Greg Pietrowski

6601 Ridgewood Road, St. Cloud, MN, 56303

NMP is a $25 million metal manufacturer serving numerous OEM industries (weldments & subcomponents), as well as the retail environment (displays & fixtures). NMP has extensive capabilities fabricating wire, sheet metal, and tubing, as well as in-house tooling & powder coating capabilities. A full complement of equipment and process capabilities is available on the website. NMP has experience hosting tours. Aubright is a $25 million plastics fabricator serving the OEM, Powersports, and retail industries. Processes include 3-axis and 5-axis CNC machining, thermoforming, vacuum-forming, screen printing, and misc forming, assembly, kitting, etc., among others.

Nova Flex LED

Amber Christensen

2789 Clearwater Rd, Saint Cloud, MN, 56301

Since 2009, when first being asked to cut and solder LED tape prior to delivery, we’ve been committed to making lighting easy for our customers and Agent partners. It’s our mission to deliver the highest level of customer service in the industry and continually expand our product offerings. We’ve expanded from LED tape to flex neon, channels, universal power supplies and RGBW flood and wall washing fixtures. Today, our LED lighting products are used in/on stadiums, skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, educational institutions, restaurants, retail stores, health clubs, churches and more across the country. We’re second to none in our customization and personalization!

Otter Tail County 218-998-8064 / 218-998-8065

Stephanie Retzlaff

500 West Fir Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, 56537

Otter Tail County is comprised of four service teams: Health & Wellness, Safety & Justice, Finance, Property & License Management, as well as Administration. The service teams, under the leadership of the County Administrator, consist of departments that carry out a wide range of services from caring for veterans to plowing roads and public safety. We perform a wide variety of services to benefit the County's residents and visitors.

Park Industries | Onsite Interviews and Tours

Stephanie Kadlec

6301 Saukview Drive, St. Cloud, MN, 56303

Onsite Interviews and Tours | Saturday, October 9, 9 am - noon | Park Industries From a steadfast dedication to quality, customer service, and innovative technology, Park Industries® began providing full-service solutions to the stone industry in 1953. They began manufacturing small, stone splitters. Today, Park still manufacture and sell splitters – as well as High-Definition Plasma Solutions, CNC Routers, CNC SawJets, Robotic SawJets, Bridge Saw, Edgers, and the list goes on and on! Located in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Park Industries has grown to become North America’s largest stoneworking equipment manufacturer and have expanded their precision solutions into the metal cutting industry. Currently employing over 300 associates, Park Industries is expanding their operations and are looking for associates who are eager to work with a thriving, progressive, local, family-owned company. Explore Park Industries job opportunities at Career opportunities include welding, machining, machine installation, customer support, engineering, IT, and many, many more. During the Tour of Manufacturing/Hiring Event on October 9, you can participate in an onsite interview to understand the career opportunities that Park has and how you can “Flex Your Skills and Thrive at Park!” Due to this being a hiring event, guests must be 16 years of age or older. For more information, visit www.parkindustries/hire.

Pellco Machine, Inc.

Randy Pelletier

4185 Mackenzie Ct. NE, St. Michael, MN, 55376

Precision CNC machining

RDO Equipment Co.

Andy Luikens

225 Broadway N, Fargo, ND, 58102

RDO Equipment Co. has over 75 stores in nine states, selling and supporting agriculture, construction, environmental, irrigation, positioning, and surveying equipment from leading manufacturers including John Deere, Vermeer, and Topcon. We also have partnerships in Africa, Australia, Mexico, Russia, and Ukraine, making us a total solutions provider and partner to customers around the globe – those who build, feed, and support our communities. If you are looking for an opportunity to make an impact in your career, find your place at RDO. When you join the RDO Equipment Co. team, you become part of a family that's rich in culture, tradition, values, and history — and one that has a lot of fun, each and every day. We deal in iron, but our most valuable asset is our people. Learn more at

Rotochopper, Inc.

Angie Brick

217 West Street, St. Martin, MN, 56376

Rotochopper is a manufacturing company located in St. Martin, MN. Rotochopper specializes in grinding and shredding equipment that transforms waste materials info profitable opportunities like colored landscape mulch, animal bedding, biomass fuels, and compost with "Perfect In One Pass" simplicity. For over 30 years, Rotochopper has been creating innovative solutions for a number of different use cases, operations and industries. Rotochopper focuses on creating a solution that will increase efficiency and productivity, whether that's a grinder, shredder, multi-stage system, trailer loading auger system or conveyor system, or any combination of these pieces of equipment for our customers.

Rotochopper, Inc.

Angie Brick

217 West Street, St. Martin, MN, 56376

Rotochopper is a manufacturing company located in St. Martin, MN. For over 30 years, Rotochopper has specialized in profitable, sustainable solutions that transform waste materials into premium products like colored mulch, animal bedding and compost. As a factory-direct, employee-owned company, Rotochopper is uniquely focused on continuing to meet and exceed our customers needs.


Kelsey Combs

604 Lincoln Ave NE, St. Cloud, MN, 56304

SCR is the Midwest’s leader in commercial refrigeration, HVAC, building automation, and food service design, installation, and maintenance. Family-owned and operated since 1957, SCR’s multiple divisions serve all of Minnesota, parts of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and beyond. Our customer focus and commitment to quality are second to none. Originally founded as St. Cloud Refrigeration, SCR has expanded its capabilities as the needs of our customers have evolved. We create cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions for diverse industries, including supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores, agriculture, cold storage, food processing, ice arenas, manufacturing, office buildings, healthcare and senior living facilities, schools, and many more. With cutting-edge technology and a comprehensive approach, our highly-skilled team provides technical expertise, versatility, and an unparalleled dedication to customer satisfaction.

Seitz Stainless 320-289-9213 / 320-289-9201

Ginelle Hanson

17578 400th Street, Avon, Minnesota, 56310

Our roots are deep in the skills and work ethic of Minnesota’s dairy heritage. The rocky terrain and outcroppings around St. Cloud in central Minnesota, earned St. Cloud the title of the Granite City. The rough terrain that made crop farming so difficult also transformed the area into one of this country’s major dairy-producing areas, and as such the area has seen more than its share of stainless equipment. This plethora of stainless equipment has provided the Central Minnesota area with an impressive infrastructure of stainless steel distributors and service people, and a wealth of skilled technicians and engineers specializing in the design and fabrication of stainless steel tanks, vessels, and other equipment.

Simonson Lumber

Michelle Sininger

2455 12th St SE, Saint Cloud, MN, 56304

Simonson Lumber is a family owned and operated group of lumber yards with a components plant. Our components plant, Mathew Hall Components, cuts and assembles roof and floor trusses, wall panels and columns within the comfort of our shop. We have recently completed at $5,000,000 expansion giving us the most updated equipment, automation and lasers to work with.

SMARTSense Consulting, LLC 320-761-9719 / 320-999-1111

Michael Paycer

44 28th Ave North, Saint Cloud, MN, 56303

database admin/development

Solar Plastics

Katie Ahlbrecht

860 Johnson Drive, Delano, Minnesota, 55328

Since 1964, Solar Plastics, LLC has been a leader in engineering custom roto molding plastic parts for our global clients. Solar Plastics is a custom, contract manufacturer that works closely with our customer’s to help them achieve their project goals with respect to performance, cost, quality and product differentiation. Our customer’s are typically large original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM’s) that require significant design, engineering and production support. Solar Plastics is able to tailor our services and product offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of these complex customers. Solar Plastics offers our customer’s design services, project engineering, rotational molding, light assembly, post mold foaming, and complete outsourced manufacturing solutions. Years of technical experience and manufacturing knowledge have resulted in our excellent reputation and client satisfaction.

Spectralytics, Inc. 612-210-7515

Laurie Blauert

125 3rd Street S., Dassel, Minnesota, 55325

Spectralytics has built a worldwide reputation for providing quality components, sub-assemblies and implants using laser technology for the demanding medical device industry. From prototype, pre-production and production volumes, Spectralytics systems are designed to help you bring your medical products to market on time and within budget. This high level of service and support is a Spectralytics hallmark, as it is for all Cretex Medical Companies We manufacture and laser machine components and assemblies for a wide range of devices in many different markets.

St. Cloud Refrigeration

Kelsey Combs

604 Lincoln Ave NE, St. Cloud, MN, 56304

SCR is the Midwest’s leader in commercial refrigeration, HVAC, building automation, and food service design, installation, and maintenance. Family-owned and operated since 1957, SCR’s multiple divisions serve all of Minnesota, parts of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and beyond. SCR includes a sheet metal shop with custom fabrication. Our customer focus and commitment to quality are second to none.

Standard Iron & Wire Works, Inc. 320-352-6525

Stephanie Ketelle

1131 West Sinclair Lewis Ave, Sauk Centre, MN, 56378

Standard Iron has been in the contract manufacturing business for over 90 years! Our corporate headquarters are located in Monticello, MN. We have manufacturing plants in Alexandria and Sauk Centre, MN, Grand Island, Nebraska, Thomson, GA and Monterrey, MX. Standard Iron provides metal fabrication services for OEMs in the Agricultural, Off-Highway, Construction, Transportation and Energy industries plus many more. We also have an Architectural Division in our Alexandria facility. This division has completed many different types of projects including industrial, institutional and commercial buildings, water and wastewater treatment plants, sports facilities, convention centers and power plants.

T.O. Plastics

Simone Austing

830 County Rd 75, Clearwater, Minnesota, 55320

At T.O. Plastics we design, develop, and produce custom packaging and products. Our thermoformed plastics go to customers in numerous industries, including medical, horticulture, industrial, electronic, agriculture, roll stock, consumer packaging, and recreational. We’re geared to take plastic packaging, custom products, or enclosure projects from discovery and design to tooling and manufacturing while meeting any and all requirements. T.O. Plastics offers both thin-gauge and heavy-gauge thermoforming capabilities in either an in-line or rotary forming (cut sheet) environment. At the end of the day, our existence and viability depend on our customers’ satisfaction with our performance. We have time-tested experience meeting and exceeding customer expectations with regard to thermoforming quality, service, and delivery, and it is our mission to continue that tradition. Our focus on quality processes, as well as obtaining and maintaining our certifications enables us to consistently perform.

Two Rivers Enterprises Inc.

Jessica Wells

490 River Street West, Holdingford, Minnesota, 56340

Two Rivers Enterprises is a high-quality custom stainless steel equipment fabricator for food processing, foodservice, and restaurants. We are a small business that takes pride in our service and quality products. We have been in business for 20 years and continue to grow. Opportunities for employment include apprenticeships, internships, welders, fabricators, installers, engineers, etc.

UMC, Inc. 763-271-5253 / 2180002222

Mike Johnson

500 Chelsea Road, Monticello, MN, 55362

With our technologically advanced capabilities and state-of-the-art facility, we utilize cutting-edge precision manufacturing to solve challenges and achieve results with complex, close-tolerance machined components for our customers. From aerospace to medical components, we are proud to manufacture some of the most complex parts. From aerospace to medical components, we are proud to manufacture some of the most complex parts. Our advanced processes allow us to manufacture from an array of complex and exotic materials. With our precision multi-axis capabilities and expert team of engineers and machinists, UMC applies sophisticated machining principles to achieve a leaner end result. We employ a Continuous Improvement process to ensure an optimized return on investment.

Virnig Manufacturing 320-818-4040

Alyssa Monson

101 Gateway Dr, Rice, MN, 56367

Established in a two-car garage, outside the city limits of the rural community of Pierz, MN, in 1989, Dean and Lois Virnig started Virnig Manufacturing and Welding. The Virnigs first business was repair work for local farmers and construction companies in Central Minnesota. When it comes to superior service and quality work, word travels fast in a small town, and the Virnigs saw their little business grow quickly. Within five years of opening the doors, Dean and Lois moved from their makeshift shop into a larger building and expanded into manufacturing skid steer attachments and dump trailers, and subsequently changed their name to Virnig Manufacturing, Inc. High product demand and limited space warranted additions in 1994, 1997 and 1999. Finally, the Virnig’s decided to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Rice, MN, in 2001. In 2010, an additional facility was constructed across the parking lot from their current shop to add more workspace. Then a 28,000 square foot expansion, which includes an automated wash bay and powder-coat paint system, was completed in 2014. Altogether the expansion grants more space for all facets of the company and provides a springboard for the future growth of Virnig Manufacturing. Today, the facilities encompass all aspects of the manufacturing process. From engineering and cutting raw materials to machining, welding, and painting, Virnig manufactures all of its skid steer attachments in-house. Although the company has grown substantially over the last 30 years, the mission of providing a high-quality, durable product has and will continue to be the same.

Cassie Kazeck

210 Inspiration Lane, Albany, MN, 56307

At Wells, our mission is to inspire pride within communities and help them thrive by transforming how our partners think, design, construct and succeed. We know that using quality, prefabricated building components are critical to the success of any construction project. Every day, more architects, engineers, contractors, developers, and owners specify Wells precast building components for their construction needs. Our versatile building solutions and extensive expertise in virtual design and preconstruction collaboration results in long-lasting relationships and memorable structures that form communities that will last for generations. Our team is committed to reducing risk, building confidence, and deliberately planning for our partners success – from vision through construction and beyond. From the initial design and modifications to field installation, we collaborate with our building partners – turning vision into reality.

West Central Steel 320-214-5282

William Pattison

110 19th Street NW, Willmar, Minnesota, 56201

West Central Steel is a full line carbon steel service center and parts processor, we help customers build their success by providing the steel and processing they need to grow. From a quick turn around on steel orders—to our innovative Growth Accelerating Parts program, we strive to be responsive to your needs, reliable in your deliveries and innovative with your parts processing.

Woodcraft 320-656-2338

Meggan Thole

525 Lincoln Ave SE, St. Cloud, MN, 56304

Woodcraft Industries provides a variety of kitchen, bath and other residential cabinet components to manufacturers and suppliers. Please choose a product category from the menu on the left.