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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#whyBTD – Jeff Woods, process trainer, Washington, IL

Jeff Woods has been with BTD for more than 25 years and during his time here, he’s done more than produce great products; he’s helped others sharpen their craft and follow their passions. Jeff is a process trainer who enjoys mentoring others. In fact, it’s one of the reasons he likes working the off-shift from…

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Supporting The Future of Manufacturing

BTD participated with Detroit Lakes High School (DLHS) and the MN Department of Labor & Industry (MNDLI) first semester to provide three DLHS students with experiences in advanced manufacturing. The program is structured through the Youth Skills Training grant from the MNDLI and exposes students to manufacturing occupations and opportunities while allowing them to build…

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#whyBTD – Keidra Anderson, shift lead, Detroit Lakes

Keidra has been with BTD for six years holding positions in production and setup. In January of 2021 she was promoted to shift lead in fabrication.   What do you like best about working an off shift? I like my co-workers and the schedule gives me the opportunities to do things during the day on…

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