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Lou-Rich Business Update: March

2021-04-29T13:29:58+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

2021-04-29T13:30:51+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

One of Lou-Rich’s Largest Horizontal Machine Center: The Mazak HCN-10800

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

The Mazak HCN-10800 is one of the largest horizontal machining centers in our facility. The 10800 combines advanced technology, high performance and outstanding productivity for virtually any large part machining requirements. The machine features a large pallet size as well as a fast rapid traverse speed and rigid, reliable spindle, allowing us

Lou-Rich Names New General Manager

2021-04-29T13:31:21+00:00October 21st, 2020|Lou-Rich Business Update|

After an exhaustive search, Lou-Rich and its parent company Innovance, is pleased to announce that Lee Gulbrandson has been named General Manager of Lou-Rich effective today. Lee has been an important contributor to Lou-Rich’s success for many years. He began his career here working in production in April of 2002. He went on to Minnesota

Lou-Rich Business Update: October

2020-12-16T17:22:13+00:00October 21st, 2020|Lou-Rich Business Update|

Like virtually every other manufacturing business in our country, the rules for doing business continue to change and so we adapt and change right along with them. The one thing that never wavers is our commitment to the safety and well-being of our employee-owners. For that reason, we have greatly restricted visitors in our facilities,

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