The 2018 Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Awards

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From circuit boards in space to snowmobiles on the tundra, products made in Minnesota have been changing how we view the world. They can be found in operating rooms, kitchen pantries and office cubicles and on construction sites, world-class athletes and railroad tracks. Each year, Minnesota Business magazine celebrates our state's ingenuity with our Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Awards. This year's winners and finalists will be honored in our September/October issue and at an awards event held at the Machine Shop on September 20, 2018. 



Congrats to this year's finalists and winnners!


Best in Class: Small

Midwest Fire

Winner: Pride Solutions LLC

Tanis Aircraft Products

Best in Class: Midsize

Winner: Delkor Systems



Best in Class: Large

Bedford Industries

Polaris Industries

Winner: Sportech Inc.

Innovative Design

Mercury Mosaics

Winner: nParallel

Nevers Industries

Community Impact Award

WInner: Dotson Iron Castings



Emerging Leader

Jack Daggett

Kristin Davidson

Winner: Laurent Deconinck

Best Game-Changing B2B Product


Phillips & Temro Industries

Winner: Tower Solutions

Best Game-Changing B2C Product

C & A Pro Skis

Hearth & Home Technologies

Winner: May Wes

Lifetime Achievement

Honoree: Tom Daggett

Workforce Engagement

Du Fresne Manufacturing

Winner: PGC (Precision Gasket Company)

Ultra Machining Company

Supply Chain Innovators

Business Automation Specialists of Minnesota

Hartfiel Automation

Winner: Pelican BioThermal


Loll Designs

Manomin Resawn Timbers

Winner: nParallel 


Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Hall of Fame

This year, Minnesota Business magazine is introducing its new Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Hall of Fame. In addition to all of the Lifetime Achievement Awards winners over the years, the hall of fame will include two new honors: The Genius Award and The Legacy Award. The Genius Award is for a company that has developed products that change lives for the better. The Legacy Award is for a company that has worked to better the community-at-large. This year's honorees are:

Genius Award

Honoree: StemoniX

Legacy Award