Cottage Grove

Alex Wiesner Cottage Grove

(Cottage Grove, MN) — Sept 20, 2022 — Growing up, Alex Wiesner didn’t imagine he’d become a firefighter. However, through hard work and a commitment to serving his community, he did just that – and was recognized by the city of Cottage Grove as their 2021 Firefighter of the Year. Alex started his career as a muti-craft mechanic on the plant engineering maintenance team when he joined the 3M Cottage

Andersen Corporation Breaks Ground

Andersen Corporation expands again to support rapid growth (Bayport, MN) — June 22, 2022 — Andersen Corporation, America’s premier window and door manufacturer, broke ground yesterday for a second expansion of its Renewal by Andersen manufacturing campus in Cottage Grove, Minn. This expansion will double the size of the company’s Value-Add Center, a 360,000-square-foot facility built in 2020 to support growing demand for Renewal by Andersen products. It accommodates manufacturing,

3M Future of Manufacturing Cottage Grove,

(St Paul, MN) — Apr 1, 2022 —  3M is investing $165 million to improve water quality and reduce water use at its manufacturing facility in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. The investment follows an August 2021 announcement of a company wide collaborative effort to partner with Clean Harbors for waste management, which eliminated the need for 3M’s incinerator to process waste in Cottage Grove. The company has since fully transitioned its

Command Sgt. Maj. Katie Blackwell

(Cottage Grove, MN) – February 16, 2022 — The percent of women in the Minnesota National Guard has increased in the last 10 years. In 2011, only 16 percent of the force were women. Over the years, that percent has grown to nearly 21. Not only are women more prominent in the Guard, but they are also filling key leadership roles. “I have never seen before in my career as