#whyBTD-Ron Dunston, 2nd Shift Weld Lead

Ron Dunston at Career in Manufacturing at BTD

A Career in Manufacturing: Finding a Place to Thrive When Ron first joined BTD Manufacturing, he had one goal in mind: to improve his financial situation. Little did he know that his decision would lead to so much more. From the moment he set foot in the company, Ron realized that BTD offered more than…

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#whyBTD — Bryan Janke, shift lead

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A Journey of Growth: Bryan’s 20 Years with BTD  When Bryan started working at BTD, he was still a high school student looking to earn some extra money. He started his journey in the Stamping department, but it was in the Tooling department that his true passion was sparked. BTD recognized his potential and awarded…

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BTD is No. 3 on the FAB 40 List!

BTD is No. 3 on FAB 40 list

BTD IS No. 3 ON THE FAB 40 LIST! Since 2016 BTD has landed in the list’s top three The Fabricator, a monthly print and digital publication that focuses on the metal forming industry, has named BTD Manufacturing No. 3 on its FAB 40 list. This is the seventh consecutive year BTD has made it…

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#whyBTD – Clay Schenck, program manager, Detroit Lakes, MN

Clay Schenck, program manager at BTD

From the battlefield to the welding booth This former military member had his sights set on TIG welding on the open road. But after learning about BTD, he realized his career path was leading him in a new direction. Here’s what Clay Schenck, program manager at our Detroit Lakes facility likes most about working at…

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#whyBTD – Caitlyn Mathis, production setup, Dawsonville, GA

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Why did you join BTD? I thought it was a great financial opportunity out of school. What did you know about manufacturing and/or BTD prior to starting to work here? Absolutely nothing.  I came in with no experience and was able to learn the job with help from my team. How have you navigated the…

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#whyBTD – Trevor Stilke, manufacturing leader, Detroit Lakes, MN

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Trevor started his career in Detroit Lakes, MN in 2011 and over the years has worked in many departments, including Robot weld, Welding, Fabrication and Tubing. His career at BTD has allowed him to learn a variety of skills through a variety of roles that have taken him from a production operator to a production…

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#whyBTD-Taylor Mundahl, Welding shift lead, Lakeville, MN

Taylor Mundahl Welding shift lead in Lakeville, Minnesota

Why did you join BTD?   Years ago I found out I was going to be a father and needed a stable job/career.  I was referred by an employee of BTD who is still with the company as well. What did you know about manufacturing and/or BTD prior to starting here?  When I first started…

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#whyBTD – Keith Yonemura, L&D Lead, Detroit Lakes

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Keith started at BTD in April 2018 as a Sheet Laser Set Up. He came to BTD for an opportunity to work with our production laser. Since then, Keith grew into his role as Fabrication lead and in July 2022 he accepted his current position as L&D Leader.    What do you like best about…

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The FABRICATOR Magazine Highlights BTD’s Award-Winning Safety Culture

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Safety at BTD is No. 1 and our team has worked hard to make each of our facilities some of the safest in manufacturing. In fact, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International awarded our Lakeville, Minnesota location with the 2022 Safety Award of Honor and three of our locations with the Safety Award of Merit,…

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