BTD Manufacturing finalist for Manufacturer of Excellence

DETROIT LAKES, MN – BTD Manufacturing, headquartered in Detroit Lakes, Minn. is honored to be one of five finalists in the Twin Cities Business Magazine’s 2019 Manufacturer of Excellence award. The Manufacturing Excellence awards seek to recognize excellence in manufacturing related to: product design and engineering, manufacturing processes, business operations, human capital, logistics and supply-chain management, local manufacturing, and/or product or niche uniqueness.

“Minnesota is known for great manufacturers in a variety of industries,” says BTD President Paul Gintner. “To be a finalist for this award puts us in some world-class company.”

“We’ve had great working relationships with many other great manufacturers, supplying them with our services and metalwork products,” says Gintner. “We especially want to thank our Minnesota-based manufacturing customers who have supported us during our first 40 years of business.”

Having recently been named the 3rd largest United States manufacturer in The Fabricator’s FAB40 list, BTD is no stranger to accolades. With their continued commitment to customer success and innovation, the BTD company culture continues to push for excellence.

“Status quo doesn’t exist at BTD,” says Gintner. “We strive for a culture of excellence and we expect employees to drive for that every day. That’s why we invest in our employees because we need them to be their best. At BTD, we offer extensive training, career paths and opportunities for advancement so they can deliver our vision to be our customers’ first choice in metalwork.”

Over the last 40 years, BTD has expanded into a variety of custom metalwork services such as metal fabrication, stamping, machining, powder coating, robotic welding and tubing. This menu of services has ensured their top place among fabricators and clients needing metalwork. Named 3rd on The Fabricator’s FAB40 list in 2019, BTD, an Otter Tail Corporation company, continues to invest in people, processes, and technology to provide first-class service to world-class brands while valuing their team members and the communities in which they live. Their success shows in more than 1,300 employees who work in BTD locations in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Lakeville, Minn., Dawsonville, Ga., Buford, Ga., and Washington, Ill.