The Source

February 2015

Demand Innovation

It's not every day we get a call from someone asking if Alexandria Industries can help fulfill their dream. With good fortune, we received such a call from an engineer at Hot Wheels® asking if we could help him break a record by building the world’s longest toy racetrack. Reliving their ...

Doing Things Differently

Doing things differently does not make us nervous or uneasy. It challenges us and gives us opportunities to find new ways to do things. We make the impossible, possible, by changing the way we think about manufacturing products. Our customers appreciate working with us because we ...

Service Spotlight

We Do Machining At Alexandria Industries, we have been performing precision machining for our customers since 1972. In fact, early in our company’s history, some customers thought we were a machine shop that happened to have an aluminum extrusion press. Currently, we use more than 70 ...

People Making a Difference

Why do we care so much about the people we work with? Maybe it’s because we spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our families. Or maybe it’s simply because we value the well-being of others and this is who we truly are. We don’t really need to know why, do we? ...

Announcements

Alexandria Industries continues to make ongoing investments that will further enhance our capabilities, so we can provide our customers with high quality products and additional services. Our most recent venture included constructing a work area specifically designed for our newly created Quick ...

Customer's Voice

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin We do not measure the value of the education we offer our customers by an increase in sales and gross profit margins. We measure it in terms of if we help them improve their understanding in how to design great products. ...

In The News

The following is an interview with the editor of Enterprise Minnesota and Tom Schabel, CEO, Alexandria Industries. (December 2014) You’ve devoted an extraordinary amount of time and energy around creating and implementing a values policy for your company. Why?
Three years ago, we ...

Community Unity

Thank You! With the deepest gratitude, we thank all of our employees who participated, donated, or helped with fundraising for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, United Way and Jingle Bells in 2014. Our employees generously contributed more than $77,000 to these non-profit ...