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Sharing industry news and what we know with the people who are most important to our success – customers, employees, business and community partners – is critical to our business. Learn how we help:

  • Manufacturers and design engineers discover new ways to create innovative product development solutions
  • Develop our future leaders
  • Change the misperceptions about working in manufacturing to help fill the skills gap

Navigating the Racking and Mounting Supply Chain

Solar Industry Today | December 1, 2016

There are myriad factors [solar] racking and mounting providers should consider when choosing a manufacturing partner...


'Near-House' Healthcare

Enterprise Minnesota Magazine | December 1, 2016

Executives bet that Alexandria Industries’ company-owned clinic will produce healthier, happier employees and ultimately help contain the costs of health insurance.


Delivering Health Care Differently

Prairie Business Magazine | November 2, 2016

Onsite clinics are saving companies money, while making preventive care and regular checkups cheaper and more convenient for employees and their families.


Alexandria Industries' Opens Clinic

The Voice of Alexandria | September 9, 2016

Watch this video news story about our new Alexandria Industries Family Health & Wellness Clinic. We are so proud of what our company does to take care of our employees.


Factory Conditions Contract in August

Star Tribune© | September 1, 2016

Manufacturing conditions across Minnesota and the rest of the country contracted in August amid stubbornly weak oil and agriculture sectors, according to two closely watched economic reports released Thursday.


Manufacturers Work to End Employee Skills Gap

National Association of Manufacturers© | August 1, 2016

Alexandria Industries, an aluminum fabrication company headquarterd in Alexandria, Minn., is celebrating its 50th anniversary while attracting skilled workers with the help of "Dream It. Do It."


Six Simple Strategies Suppliers Can Use To Do More For Their Customers

Manufacturing Business Technology© | July 28, 2016

Suppliers specializing in one type of service used to be able to compete with other providers by excelling at that service and delivering top-quality products. That isn’t the case anymore. In today’s dynamic economy, OEMs are focusing on supplier consolidation initiatives in an effort to reduce administrative, quality audit and product audit costs that come standard when working with multiple suppliers. The metrics they use to evaluate their partners are...


Changing the Way Students, Parents Think About Manufacturing

Echo Press | July 8, 2016

From 2016 to 2025, there will be 2 million manufacturing job openings nationwide. Today, students and their parents hear repeatedly that attending a four-year college is in the best interest of the children, regardless of which career path they are considering. What many may not realize is that a four-year degree is not the only option for a successful career. Sadly, today, many four-year graduates are underemployed...


Alexandria Manufacturer Puts Employee Health Care In Its Own Hands

Twin Cities Business© | May 4, 2016

In their ongoing struggle to find and keep employees, rural Minnesota manufacturers are assembling new kinds of perks. One such company is taking a creative approach to its benefits package: It’s opening its own clinic. This summer, Alexandria Industries, located in the central Minnesota city of the same name, will open its Family Health & Wellness Clinic for employees and their families. It’s not only a distinctive benefit—the company also hopes to lower the burden of its healthcare costs.


Rural Minnesota Factories Spend Big on Perks, Even Buy Companies to Find Workers

Star Tribune | April 24, 2016

Spiraling retirements and shrinking unemployment in rural Minnesota are driving worried factory owners to get creative so that current workers stay and future workers come. After years of chronic worker shortages, plants statewide are taking aggressive action.