AAEDC Tour of Manufacturing Breakfast

Joan Schatz shared stories and insight to kick off the tour of manufacturing in Alexandria.

(Alexandria MN) --The Alexandria Area Economic Development Corporation kicked off the annual Statewide Tour of Manufacturing Thursday morning with a breakfast and speaker.

This year, Joan Schatz from Park Manufacturing shared the metaphor of Whitewater Rafting and Business.   Her comparisons where shared with story and insight based on a traumatic whitewater rafting trip of 28 years ago and then applied the lessons to business during recession.

This event kicked off two days of tours at local manufacturing facilities in the Lakes Area.    The 2016 Dream It! Do It! Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing is October 6th and October 8th throughout Douglas and Pope County.

Tours include:

Tour Schedule – Thursday, October 6

4 – 7 PM FAST in Glenwood

3 – 6 PM ITW Heartland in Alexandria

4 – 7 PM LGC Douglas Scientific in Alexandria

4 – 7 PM Massman Automation in Villard

Tour Schedule – Saturday, October 8th

9 AM – Noon Alexandria Industries in Alexandria

9 AM – Noon Donnelly Custom Manufacturing in Alexandria

Check out the website, www.tourofmanufacturing.org for participating companies and tour information.