Lou-Rich North Plant Team Recognized for Life-Saving Actions

2024-02-20T10:19:15-06:00June 29th, 2023|Employee Spotlight|

This past May, a medical emergency occurred in the Lou-Rich North Plant facility. When faced with this unexpected event, Lou-Rich team members rose to the occasion, demonstrating their quick response, knowledge, and compassion, ultimately saving a life. About the North Plant The Lou-Rich North Plant is one of three separate Lou-Rich facilities located in Southern

Employee Spotlight: Jody Larson

2024-02-20T10:19:16-06:00March 21st, 2023|Employee Spotlight|

At Lou-Rich, we are privileged to have team members who have been with us for decades, such as Jody Larson. Jody has been a part of the Lou-Rich family for a little over 35 years, starting as a draftsman in May 1986. Since then, he has held various positions, including Manufacturing Engineer and Project Engineer,

Employee Spotlight: Logan Vietze

2024-02-20T10:19:22-06:00December 19th, 2022|Employee Spotlight|

Logan Vietze has been a member of the Lou-Rich team for 4 years. Logan graduated from Albert Lea High School in 2010. From there, he went to North Iowa Community College and graduated in 2013 with a welding and blueprint diploma. He started at Lou-Rich in 2018 as a TIG welder. From there, he was

Employee Spotlight: The Le Family

2024-02-20T10:19:22-06:00September 26th, 2022|Employee Spotlight|

As an 100% employee-owned organization, many employee owners say that they consider their colleges as part of their family. For the Le family, this is especially true. Tyler, Max, and Abigail Le are siblings that all work on the Lou-Rich shop floor. They are just one example of the many families that currently or previously

Employee Spotlight: Glenn VanBeek

2022-09-23T19:44:10-05:00July 27th, 2022|Employee Spotlight|

Glenn VanBeek has been a member of the Lou-Rich team for 32 years and is the Maintenance Supervisor. He started in 1990 and has worked on many teams over the years, including the ALMCO team (Lou-Rich’s sister company) and on the Lou-Rich Hayward team. In addition to a variety of teams, he has also worked

Employee Spotlight: Tyle Christensen

2022-05-19T15:56:29-05:00May 19th, 2022|Employee Spotlight|

Tyle Christensen is new to the Lou-Rich team and was hired on as a Program Manager this April. Tyle has a background in Auto/Cad Drafting, Construction Management, and has many safety and quality certifications. In his former employment, he oversaw the Lou-Rich office remodel. “Meeting with the Lou-Rich team during construction is what drew me

Employee Spotlight: Jesse Jaeger

2022-03-28T14:23:19-05:00March 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

Employee Spotlight: Chris Williams

2022-01-26T15:59:18-06:00January 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

Employee Spotlight: LaVerne Schroeder & Ryan Martens

2021-10-25T15:16:35-05:00October 25th, 2021|Employee Spotlight|

This newsletter’s employee spotlight features two employees critical to the safety and well-being of the employees and various facilities at Innovance, the parent company of Lou-Rich. LaVerne Schroeder (Schultz) LaVerne Schroeder (Schultz) has been a member of the Lou-Rich team for 39 years. He started working at the Lou-Rich Hayward

Employee-Spotlight: Anthony (AJ) Krowiorz

2021-06-23T15:54:49-05:00June 21st, 2021|Employee Spotlight|

Anthony (AJ) Krowiorz has worked on the Lou-Rich team for 4 years. AJ was recently promoted from Fabrication Planner to Buyer and began working as a Buyer full-time last month. As a Buyer, he is responsible for the procurement of a wide array of commodities such as castings, electronics, and plastic parts. He will be

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