Job opportunities are plentiful in Winsted, with several industries in town poised for growth.
Information updated February 2020
See below for information about Winsted’s current industrial businesses:
AZZ GALVANIZING SERVICES, located at 800 6th Street South, joined the Winsted community in April 2008. The 80,000-square-foot facility employs 90 people, providing corrosion protection services for steel fabricators and farmers throughout the upper Midwest, including Millerbernd Manufacturing, M&N Structures, AWI, Drill Pipe, Inc. and SJF, locally.
AZZ Galvanizing Services, part of AZZ Incorporated, headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, is the largest galvanizer in North America, with 42 locations (39 in the USA and three in Canada). The state-of-the-art facility in Winsted features a 53-foot-long by 7-foot-wide by 10-foot-deep kettle that is among the largest in the Midwest. AZZ Galvanizing has the ability to galvanize large transmission poles or other steel products used in agriculture, industrial, wind, and solar, as well as bridge and highway projects.
AWI MANUFACTURING has been a fixture in the community of Winsted since 1970. AWI is proud to live and work in the place many call home.
AWI is a family-owned business specializing in products for the food and dairy industry, as well as being a state-of-the-art Job Shop and fabricator for other companies across the US.
AWI’s stainless products for the food and dairy industry have been used in manufacturing facilities across the entire country. AWI manufactures floor drains, tanks, enclosures, hangers, and much more. The company is a partner with some of the largest names and brands in the industry, which have learned to count on AWI.
AWI continues to grow through new product development, a great reputation, and their drive to keep improving products and product offerings.
To learn more about AWI, visit www.awimfg.com or call 320-485-2471.
DiMax corp is located at 1107 Industrial Lane. DiMax provides OEM manufacturers with quality die-cut parts (such as gaskets, seals, pads), CNC routed parts, urethane foam molded parts (such as medical pads, exercise pads, seats, backrests), and assemblies.
DRILL PIPE, INC., located at 550 S. Third St., manufactures drilling tools (mainly drill pipe) for water well drilling, construction, geotechnical, geothermal, oil/gas, and mining industries. Products are sold worldwide. The company moved to Winsted in February 2012, and has since added more than 20,000 square feet to its facility.
FIVE STAR OFFICE INSTALLATIONS, located at 3077 230th St., is a commercial office furniture installation company serving businesses throughout Minnesota. In addition to installing desks, cubicles, and other office equipment, Five Star Office Installations offers inventory management and warehouse storage facilities.
HH FABRICATION & REPAIR, LLC., located at 19150 Co. Rd. 20, has specialized in manufacturing a wide variety of skid steer, tractor loader, and telehandler attachments for nearly 30 years. They continue to diversify and design new attachments that help farmers and contractors get the job done right with the best attachments at affordable prices.
IMPACT, located at 585 Industrial Blvd., provides integrated marketing services to customers of all sizes. With knowledge and experience in digital marketing, data analytics, direct mail production, fulfillment, high-quality color roll and sheet printing, as well as a vast array of converting solutions, Impact is a comprehensive marketing service provider. Through the use of data-driven marketing practices, better data insights, and its use of applied technology, Impact enables clients the ability to acquire new business and enhance their relationships with existing customers more effectively than ever.
Impact’s second production facility and corporate headquarters is in Minneapolis, with combined operations of 200,000 square feet and more than 200 employees.
basch, who started out hauling coal for Pure Milk, and then can milk. A loader/bucket manufactured by Schwartz Mfg. and installed on a farm tractor grew into a full-time excavating and gravel hauling business during Herb’s ownership.
It continued with his son, Gordon Kubasch, from 1966 to 1995. Sons Aaron and Kendell Kubasch are the third-generation owners of Kubasch Excavating.
In 1976, Kendell designed and built the first mound system in Wright County. Together, Aaron and Kendell developed and grew the septic installation, inspection, and design components, while continuing the excavating and hauling portions of the business.
For more information, contact Kubasch Excavating at 210 N. 6th St., Winsted, MN; or call 320-485-2640.
K-WAY EXPRESS/K-WAY LOGISTICS, formerly Winsted Farm Equipment, began in 1949, as a J I Case Farm Equipment dealership. The trucking business was added in 1955 to haul farm equipment. In the early 1970s, they expanded to make local and long-haul trucking the main business for this company.
This family-owned business employs 55 full-time and 20 part-time employees. Currently, K-Way Express has 52 company-owned trucks and 175-plus trailers, including vans, reefers, flats, step decks, and other specialized trailers.
K-Way Express hauls truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) freight in the local, regional, and 48-state area.
K-Way Logistics was added in 2004, and provides brokerage services.
In 2006, K-Way added warehousing to its line of services. There are two warehouses for cooled, heated, and dry warehousing for more than 75,000 square feet of warehouse space.
In 2012, K-Way moved to a new, larger location at 1300 Sixth Street South, just south of Winsted on McLeod County Road 1.
For more information, call 320-485-2325, email jim@kwaytruckingcom, or visit www.kwaytrucking.com.
Littfin Lumber started in 1962, and is still locally owned. It manufactures wood roof and floor trusses, as well as finger-jointed treated columns for agricultural and commercial pole frame structures. In addition, Littfin Lumber designs and supplies engineered wood products by Weyerhaeuser for floor and roof systems throughout the upper Midwest. As it grew, Littfin kept its corporate headquarters in Winsted. However, manufacturing now takes place just to the north, near Howard Lake.
Employing 260 people, Littfin Lumber is one of the larger employers in Winsted. Typically, Littfin’s product is delivered using its own fleet of trucks, which total about 1 million miles each year.
Initially starting as a lumber yard, Littfin Lumber decided to specialize in one area and do it well. Coming from that background and understanding the ever-changing needs of its customers, Littfin Lumber was, and is, instrumental in developing equipment, programs, and processes that have become standards for the industry. The result of that effort is a less costly, better-made product, delivered on time to its customers.
Being one of the largest truss manufacturers in the country operating out of a single plant, people nationally and internationally recognize that effort and regularly ask for some opinions that may help in their particular situations.
PROFORM FABRICATION, LLC ProForm Fabrication was built on solutions and experience measuring 85 years in the fabrication industry. Their facility offers sanitary stainless steel fabrication, and custom manufacturing. A team comprised of artisan craftsmen, journeyman designers, and creative project managers collectively deliver legendary products to their partners.
The team at ProForm Fabrication can offer precision laser cutting, rolling, forming, machining, and fabrication. ProForm Fabrication is constantly exploring new opportunities, and currently serves the food, beverage, agricultural, pharmaceutical, bulk handling, energy, and dairy markets.
Millerbernd Manufacturing One of Winsted’s distinguishing features is Millerbernd Manufacturing’s 208-foot-high lighted pole, with a 30-foot-by-50-foot American flag that flies on national holidays and special occasions.
Millerbernd builds tapered steel poles for lighting applications, and custom steel rings and cylinders used for large-scale electric motor and generator housings. Some of the many lighting pole products manufactured are street lighting poles, sports floodlighting poles, traffic signal poles, high mast lighting poles, and decorative lighting poles. Millerbernd products are sold throughout the US and Puerto Rico.
For more information, call 320-485-2111, or visit www.millerberndmfg.com.
M&N STRUCTURES has more than 27 years of experience in structural steel design services and structural steel fabrication for the commercial industry. In fall 2010, M&N Structures relocated to a new 28,000-square-foot facility at 301 Industrial Boulevard in Winsted. As part of its latest expansion, the company added another automated CNC line. M&N Structures’ comprehensive process, hands-on experience, and technical knowledge can support any structural steel engineering and steel fabrication project.
RAM Buildings, Inc. is located at 592 Industrial Drive in Winsted’s industrial park and has been in business for over 20 years. RAM Buildings, Inc. is a multiple award-winning builder, specializing in both post and steel frame buildings: storage, agricultural, equestrian, commercial, airplane hangars, post-frame residential homes, and cabins.
RAM General Contracting, Inc., also located at 592 Industrial Drive, offers a one-stop source for complete building projects from start to finish, including design/build and construction management services. RAM General Contracting, Inc. specializes in both fine equestrian and commercial buildings. Call 320-485-2844 or 800-710-4726; email firstname.lastname@example.org; fax 320-485-3625, or visit www.ramgc.com, for more information.
RAM Excavating Services, Inc., also located at 592 Industrial Drive, provides residential, commercial, and industrial site work. The company specializes in complete site work packages, new road construction, storm water and sanitary sewer installation, parking lots and driveway installation, foundation excavation and backfill services, indoor and outdoor arena footings and laser leveling, riding trails, all-weather paddocks and fencing, and trucking and material delivery services. Call 320-485-2844; email email@example.com; fax 320-485-3625, or visit www.ramexcavating.com, for more information.
SJF MATERIAL HANDLING INC Servicing clients nationwide since 1979, SJF Material Handling Inc. is the nation’s largest stocking distributor of new, used, and refurbished material handling equipment. SJF is a nationwide provider of everything material handling including new and used pallet racks, cantilever racks, gravity and roller conveyors, drive-in and drive-thru racks, span track, mezzanines, pick modules, carton flow rack, power and gravity conveyor, sortation systems, horizontal carousels, vertical carousels, refurbished used forklifts, and more. In addition to its retail and wholesale division, SJF’s online store provides Internet shoppers safe and secure online ordering on a wide array of material handling items, and features live chat support and quantity discounts on most items.
TETRA PAK For more than 60 years, Tetra Pak has delivered innovations that make its customers’ businesses more profitable and able to provide customers all over the world with safe, affordable food. Tetra Pak’s proven technology offers a complete portfolio of equipment and systems for both processing and packaging for a broad array of products, from cheese, dairy and ice cream, to beverages, prepared foods and cosmetics. The company is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations, and to enhancing the environmental performance of its products and solutions. With over 24,000 employees based in more than 85 countries, Tetra Pak believes in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. The company motto, “Protect What’s Good,” reflects a vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
Call 320-485-4401 or visit www.tetrapakusa.com, for more information.
waste management, located at 10030 Industrial Drive, is a leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services. Based in Houston, TX, the company maintains 413 collection operations, and serves nearly 21 million residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial customers.
For more information, call 320-485-2372, or visit www.wm.com.