Representing Minnesota Manufacturing

Last week we hosted Steve Grove, the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner, to discuss our industry, challenges in manufacturing and Minnesota Business.  The commissioner is rolling out an ambitious plan for 2020 with big goals.  We have some ambitious plans too, our plans for growth mirror the goals of the DEED commission. [...]

2019-10-25T07:44:56+00:00September 10th, 2019|Lonsdale, Made in the USA, Minnesota Industry, Minnesota Millwork, MN|

We can build anything. And we do.

There's a laundry list of things we take pride in, but we can sum it up simply:  We can build anything; we build it well. In fact our capabilities for building exceed the ideas that one team of designers can dream up- and if only we had time to explore all the creative ideas that [...]

New products, new possibilities

I met last week with our Stinson rep to catch up on new products and patterns.  No one knows quality performance fabrics, vinyls, non-PVCs, and now silicone options more than Clayton.  As always, it was educational.  I've met with Clayton and other fabric reps enough to know how quality is measured on these fabrics, in double [...]

2019 Feat of Strength

Yesterday we took some time for some fun with the annual feat of strength.  We started with a tug of war, the shop team won by a narrow margin!  Then we had a rowdy round of volleyball, some of the rules may have been followed. This is how we celebrate our birthday at [...]

2019-10-25T07:44:56+00:00June 26th, 2019|employees, Family Business, Lonsdale, Minnesota Millwork|

Finished Bowling Alley Interior

Bowlero is a new customer to us and we love the design details that we get to work on with them.  Design collaboration is an area that we strive for excellence in. The biggest design and production challenges were the bar and the AV Hub. There [...]

New booth project

A new customer of ours is collaborating with our designer for all of the seating in their restaurant.  We love a creative collaborative effort!  This fabric was initially chosen to be tufted for the booths.  On the prototype the pattern looked really cool tufted, changing the lines with the fabric folding, but the material had [...]