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Company has been working tirelessly over the past three months to produce enough disinfectants, and help customers use them.
A COVID-19 outbreak among 81 workers at Viracon’s architectural glass factory caused the Owatonna plant to close down for deep-cleaning for two days last week,…
The lab will train workers for skilled-manufacturing jobs and will be matched by local funds.
3M is not alone in sending out the letters and says the change was in the works before COVID-19.
New MPCA recycling grants look to create jobs and direct waste away from landfills
Temperature scans and distancing are part of back-to-work plans.
The company also will retire the Rinker and Striper brands.
Both the Honeywell plant in Minneapolis and the Cottage Grove Andersen plant will be deep-cleaned before reopening.
The company will temporarily make additional masks in Wisconsin.
Manufacturer retains minority stake in business now owned by Altaris.
Much work has been going on behind the scenes even before a new economic council was announced.
A Midwest manufacturing report shows sector conditions at the lowest since Great Recession.
Health care and consumer products drove sales, revenue, but other units hurting.
As the coronavirus mushroomed across the world, a global shortage of N95 masks would develop and test 3M like nothing else in its 118-year history. Retirees, workers, partners joined forces in crisis to ramp up mask production.
Minneapolis-based company's first-quarter profits fell 16%.
With nonessential medical services stopping and Pepin Manufacturing needing the help to make 300,000 shields, Mayo redeployed 35 staff members
The taconite mine and plant will close from May 3 to July 6.
3M will receive $76 million under a Pentagon contract for N95 respirator masks it shares with Honeywell and Owens & Minor.The Maplewood-based company said earlier…
Temporary closure, prompted by falling demand for iron and steel, will affect 375 workers.
Prairie River Minerals — with former legislator Tom Anzelc as one of its investors — will process old tailings for the steel industry.
Auto engine maker will provide thousands of PAPR parts from its Neillsville, Wis., plant.
Northshore Mining on the Iron Range is being idled through August amid coronavirus concerns and lower demand for steel as global economies slow to a…
Companies moved quickly to redesign and start building vital air-purifying equipment.
State attorney general, U.S. attorney launch task force to investigate new scams.
The deal involves providing an additional 55.5 million masks monthly — mostly N95 respirators — to U.S. health care workers.
Versare Solutions also making the products to help crisis in Seattle, Long Island.
President Donald Trump issued the order in an effort to speed up the distribution of desperately needed hospital masks.
Manufacturers confidence levels hit record lows; supply chain issues complicate matters.
National Recoveries Inc. cites a student loan deferment order issued last week for layoffs.
Some Polaris workers will be furloughed for two weeks while others have their pay cut 20% through June.
DEED is trying to smooth out the volume of filing of jobless claims. More were filed in the last two weeks than in all of 2019.
Versare Solutions pivoted to retail screens, Lightning Kayak to face shields.
Delkor makes food packaging machines, and order are up from Hormel to Blue Bunny ice cream.
Other companies also forming partnerships to meet the needs of health care providers.
Factories are trying to protect employees, reconfigure their operations
Two other Minnesota factories start producing thousands of COVID-19 test kits and ventilator parts.
Ore plants and workers are juggling a new world of fear, no school and strict sick leave, plus the temporary loss of one of its biggest markets.
Sick leave, deliveries and sales strategies shift as employers try to adjust and prepare.
Deal creates combined firm that can now both mine and convert iron ore into steel.
National Truck Summit in Minneapolis highlighted how the industry already has been affected by the outbreak.
The technical education class that turned into a real company inside St. Francis High School has won a second manufacturing contract with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Minnesota countertop maker's program for immigrant workers has boosted production and resulted in promotions.
Demand for sanitizers and masks, disruption in China have state's manufacturers scrambling
Settlement money will be used for environmental remediation near shoe maker's disposal site.
The nurses at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale often joked that they hated taking over the day shift after one of nurse Christine Lee’s…
The Duluth company said sales of its $2 million jets increased by 29% last year.
General Mills, Medtronic, Ecolab talk about how the outbreak is affecting their businesses during investor events.
But fourth-quarter results fell shy of expectations.
Medina-based company has reinvented the three-wheel motorcycle after a full review from customer feedback to engineering.
Minnesota companies are scrambling to shift as suppliers struggle to ramp up production because of the epidemic.
Its first in a decade, the campaign includes a new logo, tagline and ads across TV, radio and social media.
Thanks to the tight workforce and more state investment, employers statewide are offering on-the-job training for hard-to-fill jobs.
The new prosthetic parts helped "Monster" Mike Schultz take home the gold at the adaptive snow bikecross competition at the 2020 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo.
The National Truck Summit will be March 6, the day before the weeklong auto show starts at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The Midwest showed a higher growth rate after a weak December
Its California headquarters will lose up to 100 marketing positions to Eden Prairie.
$214 million in charges for litigation related to water contamination lawsuits had not been included in the company's forecasts.
3M has dramatically boosted production of respiratory face masks in its Chinese factories in response to the sudden rise of a deadly coronavirus in Wuhan,…
Firm faces litigation from 2,000 combat veterans.
Power sports vehicle maker Polaris Inc. has appointed a former Michelin Groupe executive to the newly created post of chief digital officer, effective immediately, officials…
Chemical, dumped in regulated landfills decades ago, re-emerges as health concern.
St. Paul-based company purchasing Flemish biosecurity and hygiene firm.
Sleep Number won for its new smart bed, and Protolabs shared an award for the Wayzn Slide.
The cases were moved from Hennepin District Court at 3M's request.
Manager's tweet chiding firm's holiday gift violated company policy, CEO said.
For Uponor North America's president, builder confidence over the longer term is a big question.
The company is buying three Schiller Grounds Care brands and a Wisconsin factory.
New factory orders and improved sales helped regional factories last month, study says
Avon Rubber could end up paying another $25 million, company officials said.
"This [PFAS] is somewhat like asbestos in that it's very ubiquitous, which means it's pretty much everywhere," said Peter Kelso of the environmental consulting firm Roux Associates.
The St. Paul-based company will then merge the unit with Texas-based Apergy Corp.
Bigos Management, which owns two nearby apartment towers, buys struggling St. Paul building.
The pilot program, which launched this summer with six participants, has already shown progress and will be expanded.
New "Cool Idea" health care manufacturing awards go to Cleveland Clinic and MedStar.
The deal involves the transfer of about 900 3M employees to Altaris.