Felling Trailers Participates in Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing

Trailer company one of many manufacturers opening its doors to the public for a glimpse of the processes and cutting-edge technology that drive their work

Have you ever wondered what happens inside manufacturing plants? During the month of October, you can see for yourself during the Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing. During the statewide event, businesses open their doors for tours to mark Minnesota Manufacturing Week. 

Felling Trailers’ Sauk Centre location will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 5, and invites the public — including families, job seekers, schools, and community groups — to learn firsthand how people make the things we use every day. Felling does ask that for safety all tour attendees wear closed-toe shoes. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided.  

Minnesota manufacturers make anything from trailers, snowmobiles, construction equipment, airplane parts, military technology, and life-saving medical devices, to baseball bats and wooden toys. Join Felling Trailers as it celebrates 45 years in business. This family-owned and operated full-line trailer manufacturer has grown from a small shop in 1974 to a factory and office complex that today covers over 325,000 square feet. As you tour the facility, you will witness the teamwork needed to take a trailer from engineering design to the shop floor, to finish. From the welding jig to the fabrication center, get a glimpse of how Felling's engineers utilize the latest industry-leading design techniques, and their experienced metal craftspeople use cutting-edge technology to turn customers' conceptual trailer needs into a tangible product.

According to the Department of Employment and Economic Development, the manufacturing industry impacts over 30% of Minnesota jobs.

“We’re excited to open our doors so youth, families, and job seekers can see how we use science, technology, engineering, and math every day in our work," says Brenda Jennissen, CEO of Felling Trailers.

The tour is supported by the Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association and is part of Dream It. Do It. Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing, led by the 360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence and Applied Engineering. Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, Midwest Manufacturers’ Association and 360 are platinum sponsors for this event. 

To learn more about the tour and to learn more about manufacturing, visit tourofmanufacturingmn.com.


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