The Alexandria MN area is home to four of the world’s leading manufacturers of automated packaging machines, marking the region as one of the leaders in technology development and innovation in this industry. Equipment designed, engineered, and manufactured by Alexandria area companies are utilized by businesses across the United States and around the world.
Automated Packaging Machine Manufacturers located in the Alexandria region include:
While manufacturing jobs make up approximately 13% of all jobs in Minnesota, in Douglas County manufacturing jobs make up approximately 18% of local employment opportunities with an average weekly wage of $982 (according to 2013 MN DEED data).
The FIRST Robotics Competition (or FRC for short) is an international robotics competition where teams ranging from twenty to one hundred students build game-playing, 120-pound robots in just six weeks to compete in tournaments all across the globe. If you are a freshman through senior in high school, you are eligible to join.