The Source

May 2014

Demand Innovation

Quick Response Manufacturing As a manufacturer of a variety of products, we have always been in constant pursuit of continuous improvement. And like most manufacturers in today’s competitive environment, we’ve used standard industry improvement tools, such as lean manufacturing and Six Sigma,...

Doing Things Differently

Servant Leadership: It’s not a buzzword. It’s how we lead. At Alexandria Industries, we use the Servant Leadership model to help manage our organization. This servant culture encourages our leaders to bring work issues to the forefront to discuss openly and constructively, and to always look...

Service Spotlight

We Do It All Day From simple tube bending to more complex custom extrusion bending, Alexandria Industries' ability to shape materials to provide the bend angles you need is another way we bring value to you. Our programmable 32-ton stretch former is used to form aluminum parts within 288 inches ...

People Making a Difference

A Fishing We Will Go In 2009, the paths of three amazing people – Rick Jones, Jeremy Schneider and Mike Frisch – crossed and the beginning of a great idea was born. Rick is a sales manager at Alexandria Industries and Jeremy Schneider serves as a youth pastor at New Life Church in ...

Announcements

Join us Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, for Alexandria Industries'
Fifth Annual Customer Leadership Conference Best Western Plus Hotel, Bloomington, Minn. Day one of the conference offers a mix of presentations on innovative manufacturing and supply chain solutions, as well as updates on the ...

Customer's Voice

Case-in-Point A customer came to us with a problem regarding a component they were getting from another supplier. The product team asked for our ideas on ways to prevent the part from breaking, while keeping within their target pricing for the replacement part. We found that the component – ...

In The News


Annie Harman, Reporter, EchoPress (April 15,2014) U.S. Senator Al Franken, D-Minnesota, who has championed expanded partnerships between businesses and schools to ensure employers have enough trained workers to fill current job openings, made a visit to Alexandria on Monday, April 14. ...

Community Unity

FUN-raising! Visit Alexandria Industries on any Friday from January 1 to June 30, and you will see many of our employees enjoying "casual day," wearing jeans. This comfort comes at a small cost – $2.00 – for each employee who wears jeans to work. Who would believe that this small donation ...