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Our History

1979

  • Founded by Earl Rasmussen & Paul White in Bismarck, ND.

1980

  • Moved to Detroit Lakes to better serve established customers.

1984

  • Initial DL Expansion
  • 350% growth since 1981
  • Purchased the first punch press.

1991

  • Bismarck Tool & Die merges with MN-Kota Stamping Inc. to become BTD MFG.

1995

  • Otter Tail Corporation in Fergus Falls, MN acquires BTD MFG.

1999

  • Robot Welding
  • BTD MFG became an ISO Certified Company.

2000

  • Hand Welding
  • Tube Bending
  • Addition of warehouse in Detroit Lakes & addition of Production Building #2.

2005

  • BTD acquires Performance Tool & Die in Lakeville, MN.

2008

  • BTD acquires Miller Welding & Iron Works in Washington, IL.

2011

  • BTD rebrands organization to align operations for increased efficiencies.

2013

  • Manufacturer of the Year - MN Business Magazine.

2015

  • Paint Line added to MN operation.
  • BTD acquires Impulse Manufacturing in Dawsonville, GA.

2016

  • BTD completes MN optimization with 350,000 square foot operation expansion & warehouse alignment.

2018

  • Industry Award Winner - The Fabricator.
  • BTD expands its southeastern operation with a warehouse in Buford, GA.
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