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To serve as a leader in the manufacturing sector, it is critical that Alexandria Industries share news that is important to our customers and industry partners. The articles below – featured in national, regional, local, business and trade media – offer expert, third-party insight into industry trends and issues.

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Minnesota Manufacturing Registers Solid Growth in May

Star Tribune | June 2, 2017

Factories in Minnesota, across the Midwest report sixth month of expansion


Minnesota Manufacturers are Confident About Growing Economy

Star Tribune | May 31, 2017

Across industries in Minnesota, optimism is rising with the economy.


Commentary: Small Manufacturers Pack Big Punch

Echo Press | April 20, 2017

When most Minnesotans think about manufacturing, they likely visualize big companies like Polaris or 3M. These are great companies, to be sure, but they represent only a tiny fraction of Minnesota's manufacturers. The vast majority are small and medium-size businesses. Consider this...


Alexandria Industries Achieves 50 Year Milestone

Light Metal Age | April 19, 2017
Alexandria Industries 50 year anniversary aluminum extruder machining bending finishing

In October 2016, Alexandria Industries, headquarters in Alexandria, MN, celebrated its 50th year of business as a leading aluminum extruder. In addition to aluminum extrusion, the company provides a number of value-added services, ranging from machining to injection molding. Over the years, the company has served a range of industries and maintained its success through transformation and growth. Continue reading this article published April 2017 in Light Metal Age magazine.


Fishing for a Cure Helps Cancer Fighters

Echo Press | February 19, 2017

Anglers didn't just catch fish at the 11th annual Alexandria Industries' Fishing for the Cure tournament on Smith Lake Saturday. They caught warm rays of sunshine.


Shooting for the Future

SHOT Business - SHOT DAILY (Day 4) | January 20, 2017
alexandria industries, manufacturing careers, shot show

Every spring 30,000 people descend on the small town of Alexandria, Minnesota, for the Minnesota State High School Trap Shooting Championship. The 2016 event hosted 7,000 student athletes and 25,000 spectators. Trapshooting is considered the fastest growing high school sport in Minnesota, and possibly the country.


20 Under 40 Named by Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

KXRA Voice of Alexandria | January 6, 2017

The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Echo Press are proud to announce this year’s Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals in the Alexandria area. Each nomination was judged on the individual’s community involvement, professional skills/accomplishments, and their depth of qualities.


Alexandria Industries Celebrates 50 Years

Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation | December 6, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, MN — Alexandria Industries is celebrating its 50th year of doing business as an aluminum extruder and provider of precision-engineered products. The company has found success over the years by serving a range of industries through decades of transformation and growth.


Navigating the Racking and Mounting Supply Chain

Solar Industry Today | December 1, 2016

There are myriad factors [solar] racking and mounting providers should consider when choosing a manufacturing partner...


'Near-House' Healthcare

Enterprise Minnesota Magazine | December 1, 2016

Executives bet that Alexandria Industries’ company-owned clinic will produce healthier, happier employees and ultimately help contain the costs of health insurance.