Felling Trailers Celebrates 40 Years With Weekend of Events

Tue November 18, 2014 - Northeast Edition
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Felling Trailers’ founder Merle J. Felling built this trailer on the family farm when he was 10 years old. Team members refurbished it for the company’s 30th anniversary, 10 years ago.
Felling Trailers’ founder Merle J. Felling built this trailer on the family farm when he was 10 years old. Team members refurbished it for the company’s 30th anniversary, 10 years ago.
Felling Trailers’ founder Merle J. Felling built this trailer on the family farm when he was 10 years old. Team members refurbished it for the company’s 30th anniversary, 10 years ago. A Felling Trailers’ team member’s son gets his face painted. These model trailers were built approximately 20 years ago for displays, parades, etc. Midwest Machinery loaned Felling the Gator and lawn mower for the anniversary celebration. Felling Trailers team member Brad Meyer shows his grandson Tyler and great nephew Dominic (back R) his workplace. Operations Vice President Paul Radjenovich gives FT team member Alonzo Kpadeh and his family a tour, including a stop at the laser table. Weekend Shift Supervisor Warren Johnson and Plant Manager Jack Ellingson explain manufacturing to tour participants. A Felling Trailers’ team member’s son gets his face painted. Team members and families paint pumpkins and enjoy snacks and beverages. Family members participate in a game. Families of full time employees are given a tour of the facility.


Felling Trailers recently hosted two events at its Sauk Centre, Minn., location.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, a community open house with lunch was held on Oct. 24. On Oct. 25, the Statewide Tour of Manufacturing and an employee/family open house were held.

“We were thrilled to have so many people come through our doors and observe what modern manufacturing looks like,” said Brenda M. Jennissen, Felling Trailers public relations and finance director. “Manufacturing jobs are in high demand and we were able to show attendees why. It was also really fun to see so many Felling Trailers team members bring and show their immediate and extended families their workplace.”