The Source

August 2014

Demand Innovation

Local manufacturers work with school administrators to prepare students for future employment In 2012, community leaders broke ground for the new Alexandria Area High School (AAHS). Because school administrators made community commitment a priority, the leaders’ involvement did not stop there....

Doing Things Differently

Nothing is more frustrating... Nothing is more frustrating than your manufacturer marking up your prints after you have spent countless hours preparing them for an upcoming project. At Alexandria Industries, we want our customers to understand the reasons behind any of our ...

Service Spotlight

Help Us Help You Be More Successful It’s no surprise that developing new products is vital to the livelihood of business growth and profitability. We understand the time commitment and resources required to be successful. But what you may not know when developing new products, is...

People Making a Difference

Nearly 40 years of service The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), is an international association dedicated to advancing the use of aluminum extrusions as the preferred material process for better products. The AEC provides comprehensive information about the characteristics, applications and ...

Announcements

We are Getting Closer to the End of the Road ISO certification is a great tool to add credibility to services and or products offered by Alexandria Industries, demonstrating that we meet the expectations of performance standards set by our industry peers. We take this certification...

Customer's Voice

The following story describes results from The State of Manufacturing®, an extensive research project sponsored by Enterprise Minnesota and its partners. Over the last six years, Enterprise Minnesota and its partners have commissioned a comprehensive survey to get a pulse on the ...

In The News

Product Design & Development (July 2014) To better control the increasing product development costs without sacrificing quality, medical device OEMs are turning to aluminum instead of other more costly materials to manufacture both their new and existing components. The following 10 tips ...

Community Unity

Physics in Manufacturing class project The Alexandria Area High School's advanced curriculum provides students a non-traditional approach to meet their physics/chemistry science requirement for graduation by offering a "Physics in Manufacturing" class. Students get hands-on experience learning ...