In The News

Why US Firms are Desperate to Retain Ageing Workers

Alexandria Industries’ is taking a different approach to deal with the worker shortage. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC News) featured this story about one of our long-term employees, Roger Klug, who continues to work as he transitions into retirement: Why US Firms are Desperate to Retain Ageing Workers. With help from Roger, and our die…

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Voice of Alexandria

Reporter Joe Korkowski interviewed Tom Schabel and featured our news about purchasing a new press on the Voice Of Alexandria. Our aluminum extrusion press is being built at Presezzi Extrusion Group in Italy. It will be shipped to Alexandria, Minn., early next year. Because the press will have longer extrusion table, we are extending our…

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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Automate Again

Modern Machine Shop magazine’s March issue features Alexandria Industries. The story talks about the challenges we faced to cost-effectively integrate automation technology into our manufacturing processes and CNC machine tending. Read the article here.

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Manufacturers Increase Efforts to Woo Workers to Rural Areas

The New York Times featured Alexandria Industries in an article about the skilled worker shortage. They call it the “Not So Heavy Metal” tour. It’s a lighthearted effort by Minnesota-based Alexandria Industries to introduce middle and high school students — as well the general public — to manufacturing… Read the article here.

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Local Manufacturers Discuss Strategies to Overcome Labor Shortage, High Taxes

Twin Cities Business magazine published excerpts from its annual Manufacturing Forum where industry leaders shared how they are handling the talent shortage and how they are fostering innovation to keep their companies growing. The panel included: Tom Schabel, CEO, Alexandria Industries Eric Gibson, president, Ultra Machining Co. Joan Schatz, co-president, Park Industries Jon Wikstrom, president…

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Alexandria Industries Achieves 50 Year Milestone

In October 2016, Alexandria Industries, headquartered in Alexandria, MN, celebrated its 50th year of business as a leading aluminum extruder in the United States. Published in Light Metal Age magazine, CEO Tom Schabel shares his thoughts about the aluminum extrusion industry and Alexandria Industries in an interview the magazine's managing editor, Andrea Svendsen.

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Navigating the Racking and Mounting Supply Chain

Alexandria Industries’ solar market leader Mark Turley, shares his insights and tips on navigating the solar racking and mounting supply chain published in Solar Industry Today magazine. When choosing a manufacturing partner, racking and mounting providers should consider different sourcing approaches, manufacturer capacity utilization and market allocation, and ways to mitigate risk.

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Alexandria Industries’ Open Their Own Clinic

The Voice of Alexandria/KXRA Radio features Alexandria Industries’ new Family Health & Wellness Clinic for employees and their families. The company’s new clinic is providing employees and their families, with more convenience for routine and basic medical care. The clinic also will help the company address the rising cost of its self-insured medical expenses.

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