Local manufacturer opening doors to the public
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 event, businesses open their doors for tours during Minnesota Manufacturing Week.
Felling Trailers, Inc.’s Sauk Centre location will be open Saturday, October 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.
FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE WITH FELLING
Minnesota manufacturers make anything from trailers, snowmobiles, construction equipment, airplane parts, military technology, and life-saving medical devices to baseball bats and wooden toys, just to name a few. Join Felling Trailers as the company 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 over 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 use the latest industry-leading design techniques, and its experienced metal craftspeople use cutting-edge technology to turn customers’ conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product. Here you will learn how Felling has become one of the top trailer manufacturers in the United States.
Manufacturing is the backbone of Minnesota’s economy. According to the Department of Employment and Economic Development, the industry impacts over 30% 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,” shares 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.
Find out more, visit www.tourofmanufacturingmn.com.