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So far Justin Mickelson has created 27 blog entries.

Employee Spotlight: Deb Pilgrim, Customer Manager

2020-09-04T15:42:15+00:00August 18th, 2020|Employee Spotlight|

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

Doosan Machining Centers Doing Double Duty

2020-09-04T15:44:51+00:00August 18th, 2020|Applications|

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

#19 on The Fabricator’s 2020 FAB 40

2020-09-04T15:48:45+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

2020-09-04T15:52:14+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

2020-09-04T15:54:04+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

2020-09-04T15:59:58+00:00June 16th, 2020|Lou-Rich Business Update|

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?

2020-09-04T16:00:56+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

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