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Lou-Rich Named 2022 Manufacturer of the Year

2022-05-19T15:33:05+00:00May 19th, 2022|Company Spotlight|

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

Lou-Rich Business Update – May 2022

2022-05-19T13:45:55+00:00May 19th, 2022|Lou-Rich Business Update|

We normally are not ones to boast here at Lou-Rich, but recently there are certainly lots of reasons to celebrate. We are currently continuing to celebrate our 50th year in business, we were recently named Large Manufacturer of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the past two consecutive months have been overall

Lou-Rich Business Update – March 2022

2022-03-28T15:44:41+00:00March 28th, 2022|Lou-Rich Business Update|

This year Lou-Rich will reach a very significant milestone is our companies’ history; 50 years in business. One of the things engrained in the culture of the organization is never being satisfied with how things operate as they do today. Lou-Rich is full of people who start a lot of conversations with, “well, what if

Employee Spotlight: Jesse Jaeger

2022-03-28T14:23:19+00:00March 21st, 2022|Employee Spotlight|

Jesse Jaeger has been a member of the Lou-Rich team since January of 2021. Jesse was recently promoted to Manufacturing Quality Engineer. Previously, he was positioned in CNC doing lathe work. This is an impressive jump in a short amount of time and is no doubt a reflection of the value Jesse brings to the

8 Stage Wash System and Industrial Powder Coating

2022-03-28T15:49:48+00:00March 21st, 2022|Applications|

At Lou-Rich we have a cutting-edge 8 stage wash and paint system that can handle a wide variety of powder coat paints. With finishes ranging from textured to semi-gloss, rest assured our industrial powder coating experts will get your project finished just the way you need it. Paint line department supervisor, Joe McBeain says,

Employee Spotlight: Chris Williams

2022-01-26T15:59:18+00:00January 26th, 2022|Employee Spotlight|

Chris Williams has worked on the Lou-Rich team for 25 years. In 1997, he started as the 2nd Shift Laser Operator and within two years became the 2nd shift Lead. After that, in 2003, Chris became the Weld Tech for the fabrication department, and in 2018 he evolved into our Fabrication Department Supervisor. As Fabrication

Measuring Customer Satisfaction in 2022

2022-01-26T19:28:50+00:00January 26th, 2022|Customer Spotlight|

For 50 years now, Lou-Rich has been making a wide variety of parts for a customer base just as varied as the components we build. The one constant in everything we do, is operating with the customers success in mind. Yes, we measure all kinds of things internally that can give insight into likely customer

The Year Ahead: Lou-Rich 2022 Capital Investments

2022-01-26T16:04:40+00:00January 26th, 2022|Applications|

This year, Lou-Rich has budgeted 3.3 million dollars for capital investments in 2022. Some of this year’s budget will go towards updating our current infrastructure and rearranging some of our equipment and workflows. However, most of the 3.3 million will be spent on purchasing new equipment for our various facilities to increase product quality, capacity,

Lou-Rich Business Update – January 2022

2022-01-26T15:12:10+00:00January 26th, 2022|Lou-Rich Business Update|

And just like that, it is 2022! What a year 2021 was. It feels like 2021 was a constant blur with all the challenges it presented us. Through all the challenges that came our way, our team persevered and had a great year, exceeding our budgeted overall sales goals. I want to thank all our

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