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Alexandria Industries Celebrates 50 Years

December 6, 2016

Alexandria Industries is celebrating its 50th year of doing business as a leading 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. Founded by Don Pennertz in October of 1966 as Alexandria Extrusion Company, Pennertz was looking for…

Alexandria Industries Honored as Pella Corporation’s Premier Supply Partner

October 26, 2016

Alexandria Industries today was named as Premier Supply Partner by Pella Corporation, a leading manufacturer and designer of windows, doors, and between-the-glass blinds and shades. The award recognizes Alexandria Industries for its excellence in lean manufacturing, product cost and quality, on-time delivery and customer service. “It is an honor to receive the premier supplier designation…

Alexandria Industries to Open Family Health & Wellness Clinic

April 26, 2016

Alexandria Industries today announced its soon-to-be-open Family Health & Wellness Clinic for employees and their families. The company’s new clinic will help address the rising cost of its self-insured medical expenses, while providing employees and their families, more convenience for routine, basic medical care, at a fraction of the cost. Alexandria Industries is working in…

Alexandria Industries Receives Progress Minnesota Award

April 21, 2016

Alexandria Industries received a 2016 Progress Minnesota award. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs, individuals, businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits and economic development organizations for moving the Minnesota economy forward in innovative ways. Alexandria Industries was nominated for its successful job growth, along with addressing the current skills gap and worker shortage issue. Competing with several other large…

Steve Thoen Named General Manager for Alexandria Industries

February 24, 2016

Alexandria Industries today promoted Steve Thoen to general manager of its Alexandria Precision Machining facility located in Alexandria, Minn. Thoen will manage operations, manufacturing, and engineering, while working to assure the satisfaction of customers and well-being of employees. “Steve’s experience in machining and operations management will contribute greatly to our efforts to help customers achieve…

Alexandria Industries’ Plastics Facility Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification; Adds New Injection-Molding Presses

July 9, 2015

Alexandria Industries today announced that its Wheaton, Minn., Plastics facility has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certification. The achievement recognizes the well-defined and documented quality management processes and procedures for continual improvement that Alexandria Industries has implemented across its organization. “When we created our five-year vision in 2012, one of our goals…

Alexandria Industries’ CEO Tom Schabel Given Industry’s Highest Honor: Distinguished Service Award

April 6, 2015

Tom Schabel, CEO, Alexandria Industries, received the highest honor from the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes a member who has shown exceptional dedication and service to the industry. In addition to his countless contributions, Schabel has been a member of the Council’s Board of Directors since 2005, and served as…

Alexandria Industries Announces New Board Director Duncan Crowdis

February 18, 2015

New director brings aluminum industry expertise and extensive business experience to the company Alexandria Industries announced the addition of Duncan Crowdis to its Board of Directors. With nearly 40 years in the aluminum manufacturing business, Crowdis served in various technical, operations, marketing, sales and management positions, helping strengthen the industry to where it is today.…