Mike Lulay is the machining department lead at our Washington, Illinois facility. When he joined our team 11 years ago he brought a wealth of knowledge with him from his 12 years of machining experience. Even so, joining BTD was a new experience and one he embraced.  “I still felt like a fish out of…

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We’re expanding our Lakeville, MN facility!

We are proud to announce the recent addition of 40,000 square feet to our Lakeville Minnesota facility! The new footprint gives us the room to do more for our customers. This includes expanding our stamping capabilities as well as growing our fabrication capacities, which will allow us to focus on increasing machine availability and broadening…

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#whyBTD-Desiree Rader – machining lead, Detroit Lakes

Desiree has been with BTD for more than 19 years starting in stamping and assembly. She went to welding school through BTD and then moved into our welding department. After that she transitioned into machining where she is currently the machining lead on the first shift from 7 am to 3 pm. What do you…

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BTD Tooling: Where Skilled Craftsmen Meet the Latest Technologies

BTD Tooling

Our Tooling department works around the clock to design and develop the components manufacturers all over the country use to make their products, from automobiles, recreational vehicles and lawn care equipment to over-the-road trucks, solar panels, building bracketry and appliances. Our team of 110 craftsmen is skilled in producing fixtures, stage tooling and high-volume automotive-style…

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Growing the Future of Manufacturing: Youth Skills Training Program Offered to Lakeville, MN Students

We’re excited to be partnering with Lakeville, Minnesota North and South high schools to give students hands-on experience with careers in manufacturing. Through the Youth Skills Training program, students can learn industry-specific skills, earn free college credits and achieve industry-recognized credentials. With the experience, students are also prepared to enter the workforce after graduation.  BTD…

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#whyBTD – Ben Branchaud – shift lead, Detroit Lakes, MN

Ben has been with our Detroit Lakes, Minnesota team for six years. He started his career in research and development, then moved into fabrication where he is currently a shift lead on our second shift.    What do you like best about working on an off shift? It works best with my schedule.    Why…

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BTD TOPS THE FABRICATOR’S FAB 40 LIST

We’re excited to announce that The Fabricator, a monthly print and digital publication that focuses on the metal forming industry, has named BTD Manufacturing No. 2 on its FAB 40 list. The list recognizes the 40 most successful manufacturers based on their previous year’s reported revenue. This is the fifth year in a row BTD…

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#whyBTD – Jessica Griswold, shift lead, Lakeville, MN

Jessica Griswold is currently a shift lead on the 2nd shift, working 3-11 p.m. She started with BTD in January of 2020 while working toward her welding technology diploma at Dakota County Technical College. The opportunity allowed her to continue her studies as a full-time student while earning money and hands-on experience at BTD.  What…

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