We’re proud to be recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in their 2022 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards as one of their Manufacturers of the Year. This is a great accomplishment for our team. Congratulations to all our employee-owners on this exciting and well-deserved award!

You can read more about this award in the press release below:


Albert Lea, MN, May 10, 2022 – Lou-Rich was announced as one of the 2022 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards honorees by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. To view the announcement, visit https://bizj.us/1qf5fs

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s fifth annual Minnesota Manufacturing Awards, recognizing some of the industry leaders who are driving the state’s economy and growing their companies.

  • 2022 corporate honorees are:
  • Excellence in Training & Education: Andersen Corp.
  • Excellence in Training & Education: Proto Labs Inc.
  • Manufacturer of the Year — Extra Small: Stinar
  • Manufacturer of the Year — Medium: Machining Technology
  • Manufacturer of the Year — Medium: Trystar
  • Manufacturer of the Year — Large: Intricon Corp.
  • Manufacturer of the Year — Large: Lou-Rich Inc.
  • Manufacturer of the Year — Large: Uponor North America
  • Product Innovation of the Year: Bushel Boy Farms
  • Sustainability Award: SelfEco
  • Woman-owned Manufacturer of the Year: Smude Enterprises

MSPBJ will feature all 2022 honorees in more depth in the July 15 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards special section.

About Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is a multi-platform media company providing in-depth coverage of local business communities and breaking news reaching more than 491,000 readers each week. Through print, digital products such as its twice-a-day emailed news digests and face-to-face events, the Business Journal offers business leaders many avenues for making connections and gives them a competitive edge locally, regionally and nationally. Visit us at mspbj.com to learn more.

About Lou-Rich Inc.

Lou-Rich is part of Innovance, Inc., which is the holding company for a family of four 100% employee-owned companies. In business since 1972, Lou-Rich Inc. is a fully integrated contract manufacturer specializing in complex projects. Lou-Rich provides precision machining, metal fabrication, assembly, and sourcing solutions to a variety of industries, including some of North America’s largest OEMs.