Have you ever wondered what happens inside manufacturing plants? During the month of October, you can see for yourself during the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing. During the statewide event, businesses open their doors for tours during Minnesota Manufacturing Week.
Felling Trailers Inc.'s Sauk Centre location will be open Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, from 8 am to 12 pm and invites the public, including families, job seekers, schools and community groups, to learn firsthand how people make the things we use every day. Felling does ask that for safety all tour attendees wear closed-toe shoes. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided.
Minnesota manufacturers make anything from trailers, snowmobiles, construction equipment, airplane parts, military technology, life-saving medical devices, to baseball bats and wooden toys, just to name a few.
Join Felling Trailers as it celebrates 45 years in business. See how this family-owned and operated full-line trailer manufacturer has grown from a small shop in 1974 to a factory and office complex that today covers more than 325,000 sq. ft. As you tour its facility, you will witness the teamwork needed to take a trailer from engineering design to the shop floor, to finish. From the welding jig to the fabrication center, get a glimpse of how Felling's engineers utilize the latest design techniques, and its experienced metal craftspeople use cutting-edge technology to turn customers' conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product.
Manufacturing is the backbone of Minnesota's economy. According to the Department of Employment and Economic Development, the industry impacts more than 30 percent of Minnesota jobs.
"We're excited to open our doors so youth, families and job seekers can see how we use science, technology, engineering and math every day in our work," said Brenda Jennissen, CEO of Felling Trailers Inc.
This tour is supported by Central Minnesota Manufacturer's Association (CMMA) and is part of Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing, led by the 360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence and Applied Engineering. Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, Midwest Manufacturers' Association and 360 are platinum sponsors for this event.
For more information, visit tourofmanufacturingmn.com.