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ALMCO Celebrates its 75th Anniversary in Business

2021-03-09T14:31:46+00:00March 1st, 2021|Company Spotlight|

Lou-Rich wants to congratulate ALMCO on reaching its 75th year of business. A member of the Innovance group of companies and 100% employee-owned, ALMCO is a sister company to Lou-Rich and is also based out of Albert Lea, MN. ALMCO specializes in vibratory finishing equipment and industrial parts washers. Some of their products include

Employee Spotlight: Karl Eggum

2021-03-09T14:16:23+00:00March 1st, 2021|Employee Spotlight|

Karl Eggum was recently promoted into the role of Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Lou-Rich and has been a member of the team for 18 years. Karl has a degree in Machine Tool Technology and is a machinist by trade, with over 27 years of experience in a variety of roles. Karl enjoys the energy that

Lou-Rich Business Update: March

2021-03-04T22:01:05+00:00March 1st, 2021|Lou-Rich Business Update|

Now that we are a couple months into the new year, one thing has become very apparent. Companies that are nimble and able to shift and change with customer and market demands will come out ahead. We are living in a world of shrinking visibility to forecasts, coupled with incredible fluctuations in raw material pricing

Lou-Rich Virtual Tour

2020-12-16T17:55:25+00:00December 16th, 2020|Applications|

Since 1972, Lou-Rich has been the contract manufacturing choice for industry leading companies across North America. With robust capabilities that include complex metal fabrication, precision machining, paint, assembly and supply chain management, Lou-Rich is uniquely positioned to deliver the goods. We believe being 100% employee owned makes everything in the customer experience better.

Employee Spotlight: Bruce Mullenbach, National Sales Manager

2020-12-16T18:53:05+00:00December 16th, 2020|Employee Spotlight|

Bruce Mullenbach, National Sales Manager, has been a member of the Lou-Rich team since May, 2005. He enjoys working with our current and new customers by providing solutions that help solve challenges. When asked how should each customer should feel after working with Lou-Rich he says," Each customer should feel that Lou-Rich is here to

Large Wash Booth & Paint Pretreatment System

2020-12-16T17:23:18+00:00December 16th, 2020|Applications|

Recently installed at our Albert Lea North facility is a 16’W x 40’L x 10’H wash booth and paint pretreatment system. This new capability allows us to have a high-quality final paint finish, with great paint adhesion, on our large weldments. The pretreatment system is a wand wash pressure washer that heats the pretreatment

Lou-Rich Business Update: December

2020-12-16T19:06:35+00:00December 16th, 2020|Lou-Rich Business Update|

Strong Finish As I look back at my first month as General Manager, I do not have to look far to be reminded how strong of a team we have here at Lou-Rich. 2020 has sure thrown its fair share of curve balls at us with supply chain challenges, pulling out of customer orders, pulling

Lou-Rich Earns Governor’s Safety Award

2020-12-16T17:20:30+00:00October 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Lou-Rich has been recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the MN/SD Safety & Health Virtual Conference. Lou-Rich is one of 262 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. “It is a pleasure to recognize Lou-Rich for their award and safety excellence,” said Paul Aasen, president

Employee Spotlight: Richard Frydenlund, Engineering Clerk/Planning Assistant

2020-12-16T17:20:58+00:00October 21st, 2020|Employee Spotlight|

Richard has been a member of Lou-Rich team for 8.5 years and enjoys the variety of daily tasks of being Lou-Rich’s Engineering Clerk/Planning Assistant. Working independently, yet collaboratively with the engineering and planning departments is thing he enjoys most about his job. When asked what an employee-owned company means to him, he replied, “As an

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