Let's Talk Lou-Rich: Powder Coating In our Let's Talk Lou-Rich video series, John explains what powder coating painting is and why we use it.
Employee Spotlight Deb has been a member of Lou-Rich team for 30 years and enjoys the everyday challenge of being Lou-Rich’s Customer Manager. “Some days can be very challenging, and some days are just a nice flow of events,” she says. But the number one thing she enjoys most is the people
Then vs. Now - that is a WOW! They say a picture says 1,000 words, so does that mean two photos say 2,000 words? Lou-Rich has occupied its main facility on Front Street in Albert Lea since 1989, but the building itself has been there long before that. The older photo was
Doosan Machining Centers Doing Double Duty What do you do with a 20-year-old CNC machine that has been modified and has more than 40,000 cut hours on it? Send it into retirement and replace it with something new of course. Lou-Rich has a significant budget each year for equipment upgrades, replacements and
August 2020 Business Update It appears the saying “the only constant thing in life is change”, it truer today than ever. The summer of 2020 has been a bit of a roller coaster in many ways for Lou-Rich. Our employee-owners have a done a great job of responding to the rapidly changing
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,
All Fired Up Lou-Rich has been a part of the Albert Lea, MN business community for nearly 50 years, and when approached recently about making the signage that will hang outside the new Fire Rescue station in town, we jumped at the chance to be involved. Our team was very proud and
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 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
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.