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A court in Spain ruled in 3M’s favor this week when it ordered a preliminary injunction against a company 3M accused of violating its patented…
Suit says mismanagement of money caused bankruptcy and $1 billion in unpaid bills
The deal will give the firm $40M in new annual revenue.
Investments in factories, employment will stay the same or rise, survey says.
Polaris will abandon its Victory Motorcycle brand as market share dwindles.
When counselors at the teen recovery center in Blaine instructed cook Celia Garcia to give each child just one helping of soup, she waited until…
Tom Tiller takes over for the upscale kitchen cabinetmaker's founder.
Expansion returned in the Midwest after a long period of weakness, Creighton University's index shows.
Federal judge says U.S. attorney was wrong to move them to federal court.
An expected surge in factory job openings means huge opportunities for job hunters, provided they know what manufacturing skills are in hot demand and where to get training.
Delivery drivers from Teamsters Local 120 voted unanimously to strike O’Reilly Auto Parts in Minnesota unless the company agrees to a renewed labor contract that…
The vehicles' fuel rails may reposition, causing a fire hazard, officials said.
The U.S. Steel-owned plant is the latest to reopen after a huge slump in the iron ore industry on the Range.
After a decade of work, the first Vision aircraft is delivered in Duluth.
Early surveys of industry leaders are optimistic after a tough year
The plastic netting maker was founded in Minneapolis in 1966.
Employees who become new parents will get 10 weeks paid and 10 weeks unpaid leave
Apogee Enterprises Inc. has acquired the assets of the Canadian curtain wall maker Sotawall Inc. for $135 million, officials announced Wednesday.Officials said the purchase should…
Executives told investors that company revenue would grow 1 to 3 percent in 2017 as the auto, aerospace, robotics and other industrial sectors improve.
Gemalto will buy unit and absorb about 450 3M employees.
Bankruptcy court must approve ERP Iron Ore's offer.
Orders to Canada, Mexico and Europe are slow, but shipments to China rise.
The ruling closes a 13-month patent disagreement against one of it its key competitors.
Regional employment index drops as Midwest loses more manufacturing positions.
The ethics violation probe will delay the company's fourth quarter and year-end financial results, but it is not expected to affect them greatly.
In exchange for its sponsorship, each founding partner will receive a customized package offering a yet-to-be disclosed "physical presence" inside the arena, plus outdoor and indoor digital signage and category exclusivity.
Honeywell app allows employees to regulate temperatures in the office and gives them building access if they forget ID.
Lakeville Motor Express in Roseville abruptly padlocked its doors this week, locking out 95 truck drivers and dock workers. Workers said they did not receive their paychecks on Wednesday.
After closing on the holidays, lines formed to get the specials of the day.
The 18,000-square-foot facility would add 26 jobs, state says.
While basic fishing boats sell well, boat makers face challenge of attracting younger buyers.
Another company is looking at the Minnesota plant, but a deal is not yet inked.
Nilfisk is tapping into the expected push to grow robotic floor-cleaning supplies.
Northland chain started small, eventually grew to 270 stores.
Federal Cartridge in Anoka was assisted in its $33.9M expansion project with a loan and a grant.
The company also absorbed a one-time payment to settle a product liability case.
The 1 million gallons collected greatly exceeded expectations.
Sales are still expected to grow 2 to 5 percent by 2020.
The project should help energy cooperative better manage consumption.
Minnesota's factory employment numbers grew in October, but the state is still in negative-growth territory while the region lags the nation.
Company misses Wall Street sales expectations as slumping energy sales, currencies hurt quarter
With help from 3-D printing acquisitions, Proto Labs reported third-quarter results Thursday that handily beat Wall Street expectations. Still officials predicted economic headwinds for the…
CEO says restructuring of iron ore giant is nearly complete.
Ecolab Inc. has sold the U.S. bathroom-cleaning business it recently bought from Swisher Hygiene.The bathroom division, which generated about $28 million a year in sales,…
Foreign currency exchanges and recent acquisitions helped Pentair PLC report a robust third quarter with sales growth of 9 percent. The pump-and-filtration giant, which is…
CEO Inge Thulin noted a 'challenging macro environment' and said the company was positioned to do well as economy improves.
Sales were down 20 percent in third quarter, despite promotions that cut into bottom line.
New policy only allows work from home approved from the top, angering some employees.
Contractor sales led the quarter, which beat profit expectations.
After weeks of picketing, United Steelworkers at 3M’s Cottage Grove chemicals plant voted to approve a four-year labor contract that will lower some weekend wages…
The deal to buy Transamerican, which should close by year's end, puts Polaris in retail business for first time.
Companies envision the development of information tools
Polaris co-founder designed and made its first snowmobile in 1955.
Union members balk at 3M proposal to cut weekend pay and 401(k) contributions
Plants on Minnesota's Iron Range region and in Indiana now set to close.
Midwest manufacturing conditions in September contracted for a third month amid ongoing weakness in energy and agriculture, according to a closely watched economic report from…
The controversy has been a major distraction for Starkey, which is now also embroiled in several related lawsuits.
After recalls on ATVs, experts wonder if the effort is enough.
Contract signals another step in company's turnaround.
New automated technology greatly trims manufacturing time and costs — and that should ultimately add millions in new revenue.
Fired president Jerry Ruzicka and executives Scott Nelson and Larry Miller are accused of conspiring with two others to embezzle from the hearing aid maker.
They say Blue Cross lured them into contracts to drive Somali patients, then dumped them.
Talks continue with steelworkers at Cottage Grove chemicals plant.
The company lowered its earnings forecast by 43 percent due to costs related to fixing recalled vehicles.
It's his second lawsuit against the company.
Donaldson worked with food-industry clients like Coca-Cola, Dannon to produce LifeTec
The Mexican deal gives Tennant a bigger presence in key regions of the country.
Even with bright spots in other industries, firms tied to ag and oil industries affect regional growth and jobs.
Federal report says there were 19 reports of fire, including six that resulted in injuries.
About 160 workers could be affected, company said in government filing.
Kathleen Ann Hering DoBrava was a dynamo packed in a 5-foot-1-inch frame. She raised six of seven siblings and her eight children and cooked for…
The tentative agreement, which comes a year after the old one expired, still needs ratification.
The metal products maker received $190,000 in state money for the project, which is expected to result in 14 new jobs.
Patterson said growth in its animal health business offset sales declines in its dental division.
Stratasys teams with Boeing, Siemens and Ford to produce new 3-D systems.
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