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Employee Spotlight: The Le Family

2022-10-03T15:39:10+00:00September 26th, 2022|Employee Spotlight|

As an 100% employee-owned organization, many employee owners say that they consider their colleges as part of their family. For the Le family, this is especially true. Tyler, Max, and Abigail Le are siblings that all work on the Lou-Rich shop floor. They are just one example of the many families that currently or previously

20 Years of Excellence: Hormel Spirit of Excellence Award

2022-10-03T14:37:34+00:00September 26th, 2022|Company Spotlight|

For the 20th year in a row, Lou-Rich Hayward was awarded the Spirit of Excellence Award for Service and Quality from Hormel Foods. The Spirit of Excellence is a prestigious supplier award presented annually to a select group of business partners who have contributed to the success of the Hormel Foods Corporation. The award was

New Equipment Spotlight: Doosan Puma 2600SY II

2022-10-03T15:37:45+00:00September 26th, 2022|Applications|

We recently added a new lathe to our Lou-Rich Front Street facility. The new Doosan Puma 2600SY II is a twin spindle, single turret lathe and has a 10-inch main and an 8-inch sub. It offers us more opportunity to automate larger diameter parts and will allow us to streamline our setups. The new

Lou-Rich Business Update: September 2022

2022-10-03T14:37:20+00:00September 26th, 2022|Lou-Rich Business Update, Uncategorized|

A “Good Time” was had by all at our 50th Anniversary Celebration on the 18th. We rented out our local County Fairgrounds in Albert Lea, MN where employee-owners, retirees, and families from the Innovance family of brands all got together to celebrate. The night included a musical performance by Country music artist Niko Moon,

Assembly Services Going Strong at Lou-Rich

2022-07-29T13:06:07+00:00July 27th, 2022|Applications|

Many Lou-Rich customers know we provide fabrication, welding, and machining solutions – but some customers may not be as familiar with our assembly capabilities. Did you know Lou-Rich has a dedicated assembly team that can assemble anything ranging from small medical devices to large all-terrain vehicle frames? We manufacture assemblies for a variety of

Employee Spotlight: Glenn VanBeek

2022-09-23T19:44:10+00:00July 27th, 2022|Employee Spotlight|

Glenn VanBeek has been a member of the Lou-Rich team for 32 years and is the Maintenance Supervisor. He started in 1990 and has worked on many teams over the years, including the ALMCO team (Lou-Rich’s sister company) and on the Lou-Rich Hayward team. In addition to a variety of teams, he has also worked

Lou-Rich Celebrates 50 Years

2022-07-27T13:02:24+00:00July 27th, 2022|Company Spotlight|

This year is a milestone anniversary for Lou-Rich, as we’re celebrating 50 years in business. We also have other achievements to celebrate, like being recognized as the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2022 Large Manufacturer of the Year, and being listed as #20 on The Fabricator's 2022 FAB 40. Although our actual anniversary was in March,

Lou-Rich Business Update – July 2022

2022-07-27T12:58:35+00:00July 27th, 2022|Lou-Rich Business Update|

During the first and second weeks of Q3, Lou-Rich, like most businesses spends a good amount of time reviewing our key performance indicators for the first half of the year. This year it is fun to look back, review, and report out on them. Lou-Richs’ sales so far have exceeded expectations by 12.7%. That means

Employee Spotlight: Tyle Christensen

2022-05-19T15:56:29+00:00May 19th, 2022|Employee Spotlight|

Tyle Christensen is new to the Lou-Rich team and was hired on as a Program Manager this April. Tyle has a background in Auto/Cad Drafting, Construction Management, and has many safety and quality certifications. In his former employment, he oversaw the Lou-Rich office remodel. “Meeting with the Lou-Rich team during construction is what drew me

Customer Spotlight: Tower Solutions

2022-05-19T16:43:32+00:00May 19th, 2022|Customer Spotlight|

Lou-Rich has been working with Tower Solutions for close to 3 years. Tower Solutions provides customizable self-erecting towers to many industries in a variety of applications such as Surveillance/Detection, Lighting, Communications, and Military/Security. Lou-Rich makes the physical tower for the STS-12, as well as some components. This telescoping system reaches deployed heights from 20’

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