Celebrating Manufacturing Month in Swift County, MN
Monday, October 11, 2021
Swift County, Minnesota, is home to global manufacturing companies producing goods and machines for agriculture and beyond using the latest technologies. October is Manufacturing Month and we at Swift County Rural Development Finance Authority (RDA) are celebrating these companies for their employment opportunities and innovations that grow our economy.
Manufacturing in Swift County
Swift County RDA is using this opportunity to call attention to our manufacturing companies in the community. These manufacturers are leaders in technology and good workplace practices, produce high quality products, and consistently innovate to keep in step with and progress their industries. We are proud that these companies have made their home in Swift County. Companies that are producing in our region include:
- Carlson Manufacturing. Engineers custom manufacturing solutions.
- CNH Industrial. Multinational company with a Bronze-level Case IH plant in Benson producing agricultural equipment including cotton pickers, floaters, sprayers, and FlexAir applicators.
- Willmar Fabrication, LLC. Produces spray drift reduction technology such as the Redball Spray Monitor.
- Lorenz Manufacturing. Produces agricultural machinery, snow blowers, and electric gates.
Growth in Manufacturing Sector in Minnesota
Manufacturing’s importance in Swift County and throughout Minnesota is due to the sector’s stability and growth. In fact, manufacturing contributes over 13.55 percent to the Gross State Product annually, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Total output from manufacturing was $52.01 billion in 2019, creating jobs and economic opportunities for the state.
Over 310,000 people work in the Minnesota manufacturing industry, and as reported by NAM, the annual compensation for Minnesota manufacturing jobs averaged $80,899.60 in 2020. Upon graduating high school or trade school, students can begin working for one of Swift County’s manufacturing companies and within a few years, reach a level of income that surpasses the average household income in the United States. Manufacturing creates careers that are full of opportunity for advancement and stability.
Reasons Manufacturing Companies Should Locate in Swift County
Companies locate in Swift County because of support, location, and available workforce. The Swift County Rural Development Finance Authority (RDA) provides technical assistance to companies as they start or expand their businesses. We can help you step-by-step through your business plan, determine the feasibility of your project, help you find financing, and much more. You, the business owner, entrepreneur, or site selector, are the most important person in the equation and we help you take the steps needed to turn your ideas into success.
To learn more about manufacturing opportunities in Swift County contact us at 320.842.4769 or email us here.