Aerospace, Medical Device, Disk Drive – There’s More to Minnesota Than Snow
Let’s face it for those of us living in Minnesota, we’ve heard all the jokes about accents (“ya shoore, u-betcha”), about professional sports teams in Minnesota (“What? There are professional sports teams in Minnesota???”) and Iowa’s favorite thing about Minnesota (I-35 Northbound). But how many Minnesotans – or non-Minnesotans for that matter – know the following about Minnesota and doing business here:
Minneapolis – Twin Cities metropolitan area has been know as the biomedical / medical device hub of the world and it earned those rights with companies like: Medtronic in Fridley, Minnesota, Boston Scientific in Arden Hills, Minnesota, Coviden-EV3 in Plymouth, MN, St. Jude Medical in Plymouth and St. Paul, Minnesota Zimmer Spine in Bloomington, MN. These companies have pioneered medical device technology through expertise in engineering and product development.
Many outsource manufacturing to smaller contract manufacturers in the twin cities allowing for further economic growth of the area in medical device. Such major contract manufacturers are: Lake Region Medical in Chaska, MN, RTI Remmele in Big Lake, MN, RMS Medical and Surgical in Brooklyn Park & Anoka, MN, Accelent in Crystal, MN, Heraeus Medical in White Bear Lake, MN. This move to outsources specific components allows companies to invest in specific engineering expertise for medical device product components.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul area also has well known aerospace companies: ATK – Alliant Techsystems in Plymouth, Elk River, Anoka, & Eden Prairie Minnesota and UTC Aerospace – Goodrich in Bloomington & Burnsville, MN are major players in the aerospace industry which supply host of manufacturing business to contact manufacturers in the Twin Cities.
All of these manufacturing technology companies utilize part cleaning, passivation, electropolishing, mass finishing and wet benches systems offered by Best Technology also having headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. Best Technology was founded in 1992 on the basis of serving the above mentioned companies with specific engineering expertise in process manufacturing equipment.