Made in Minnesota

Here are just a few Minnesota manufacturing companies to give you a taste of where you could work.

Good eats

General Mills is a producer of many well-known food brands, including Cheerios, Yoplait, Pillsbury, Häagen-Dazs, Annie’s, Muir Glen, Nature Valley, and Progresso. Based in Golden Valley, General Mills has recently become the third-largest United States maker of natural and organic food.

Cereal

Ever eco

Medtronic is a technologically innovative developer and producer of multiple health care products in the following specialties: Cardiac and vascular, restorative therapies, minimally invasive therapies and diabetes. Recognized as one of the world’s leading companies for sustainability, Fridley-based Medtronic works in many countries around the world.

Globe in Greenery

Batter up

MaxBats produces baseball bats that are made with expert work-turning skills. Based in Brooten, a small town in the center of Minnesota, MaxBats are used by Kenny Vargas, Fernando Martinez, and many other professional MLB baseball players across the country.

Baseball Player

About face

Aveda, a producer of beauty products that combine the art and science of nature, was the first company to endorse the Valdex/Ceres principles of environmental sustainability in 1989. The first U.S. beauty product company of its kind, Blaine-based Aveda pursues sustainable manufacturing by using 100% post-consumer PET, combining post-consumer recycled material with bioplastics and manufacturing with 100% wind power in its primary facility.

Beauty Cream

Fresh ideas

LaValley Industries got its start from a humble napkin sketch only to become an innovative manufacturer of pipeline handling systems. Based in Bemidji, LaValley Industries helps customers get their arms around solutions designed and built by its team of engineers.

Napkin Sketch

Going green

Toro is a leading worldwide provider of innovative turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, irrigation, and outdoor lighting solutions. Based in Bloomington, Toro helps customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green places, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields. Its Tomah, Wisconsin, manufacturing plant is certified as a facility that fully considers the environmental impact of their practices.

Golf ball on a tee

Sources

Research and information taken from Career OneStop, Career Manufacturing, CAREERWise Education (formerly iSeek), Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Workforce Assessment Initiative, National Association of Manufacturers, O*NET, The Manufacturing Institute, U.S. Department of Labor and Wanted Analytics. Information is subject to change without notice.

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