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#19 on The Fabricator’s 2020 FAB 40

2020-06-18T16:00:03+00:00June 18th, 2020|Applications|

We're #19 on The Fabricator's 2020 FAB 40 list! The FABRICATOR takes the information and identifies the 40 most successful metal fabricating operations on the basis of 2019 reported revenue. #19) Lou-Rich: 2019 Revenue: $60 million Headquarters: Albert Lea, MN Company Locations: 3 Employees: 300 Services: Sheet Metal Fabrication, Structural Steel Fabrication,

Employee Spotlight: Doug Olson, Production Manager

2020-06-18T16:04:32+00:00June 18th, 2020|Employee Spotlight|

Employee Spotlight Doug has been a member of the Lou-Rich team for 31 years. He feels that working for an employee owned company means your commitment, contributions, ideas and longevity to the company can be rewarded. He enjoys working with fellow employee owners that have a common goal of making this a

“Turning” Out to be a Special Upgrade

2020-06-18T13:57:19+00:00June 16th, 2020|Applications|

“Turning” Out to be a Special Upgrade Equipment upgrades happen all the time, in virtually every manufacturing business. But every once in awhile that upgrade is special. In March 2020 Lou-Rich took delivery of a new Doosan Twin Turret Lathe that is “turning” out to be just that – special. Lou-Rich has

June General Manager Letter

2020-06-18T13:57:03+00:00June 16th, 2020|General Manager Letters|

In April I shared what we were doing to protect ourselves from the spread of COVID-19 and that we had seen minimal impact to our customers and orders were strong.  Well, things change.  We are seeing a slow down with our customers as orders are getting pushed out or in some instances even cancelled. 

What is Midland Technologies?

2020-06-16T15:28:43+00:00April 6th, 2020|Company Spotlight|

What is Midland Technologies? Midland Technologies, a sister company to Lou-Rich, is the leader in Valve-Less Vacuum and Vent technology for porosity control in high pressure die casting. More than 70% of all HPDC companies in the United States have used Midland products. Midland offers both standardized vacuum and venting solutions, along

Employee Spotlight: Corey Blair, Fabrication Quality Inspector

2020-06-16T15:28:21+00:00April 6th, 2020|Employee Spotlight|

Employee Spotlight Corey, has been a member of the Lou-Rich team for over 22 years. He is passionate about ensuring our customers receive a good quality product on time. He enjoys working with the various departments within Lou-Rich and feels that working for an employee-owned company means that employees have their ideas

Genesis Robotic Welding Cell

2020-06-16T15:26:02+00:00April 6th, 2020|Applications|

Genesis Robotic Welding Cell Every year, Lou-Rich invests a significant amount in new equipment and this year is no exception. The company reviews options on capital equipment and makes selections on the items that will most help our customers. “We tend to prioritize new investments around automation and robotics” states Lou-Rich General

April General Manager Letter

2020-06-16T15:29:11+00:00April 6th, 2020|General Manager Letters|

WOW!  That is about the only way I can describe where we are today.  First off, let me thank our customers for their commitment to Lou-Rich.  We had great months for January, February and March. Thanks to our suppliers who helped us meet the needs of our customers.  Then we get into the whole