The Source

May 2015

Demand Innovation

Employee training isn’t new at Alexandria Industries. We began seven years ago by developing a two-year Leadership Academy program that covers leadership training in communications, relationship building, business acumen and culture, along with one-on-one counseling exploring personal ...

Doing Things Differently

Aluminum’s low-density, high-strength profile makes it an ideal material for OEM products that need to be lightweight and strong. But with hundreds of different alloy options, choosing the correct material for aluminum extruding can be confusing. In the design phase, OEM engineers often choose...

Service Spotlight

Alexandria Industries’ path to incorporate robotics started nearly 15 years ago. We purchased Rosie, our first pick-and-place robot in 2001. We have since added eight more robots with smaller footprints to load and unload parts for CNC machining. This year, we have two robots on order, and we ...

People Making a Difference

Recently, a few Alexandria Industries' employees participated in the Freshman Academy Network program at the Alexandria Area High School. The program partners community leaders with ninth grade students to empower the youth to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their ...

Announcements

The Aluminum Extruders Council recognized Tom Schabel for his many contributions to the industry Tom Schabel 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 ...

Customer's Voice

Nothing is more important than hearing from our customers. The relationships we develop are built on the foundation of open communication. In fact, one of our first pieces of communication we send our new customers is our commitment to do everything within our power to bring value to you and your ...

In The News

The following article was published in Design News magazine (Jan. 27, 2015) Since appearing on the automotive scene in 1899, aluminum has taken a somewhat leisurely route to establish itself as “the manufacturing material of the future.” Ford Motor Company kicked off the material’s belated...

Community Unity

Easy To Get To. Hard To Leave. Alexandria, Minn., is ranked as one of the fastest growing micropolitans in Minnesota. According to the Chamber of Commerce, it is “Easy to get to. Hard to leave.” A part of Leadership Alexandria's class scavenger hunt, Big Ole' is 31 feet tall and was...