NEW ULM, MN - Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty was the keynote speaker at a ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted last month at Medallion Cabinetry's new manufacturing facility here.
Approximately 50 special guests and dignitaries attended the event, which was followed by a public open house.
Medallion's new facility produces cabinet doors, drawer fronts, face-frame components and linear moldings to supply the company's production facility in Waconia, MN. The 60,000-sq.-ft. factory features technology for the fabrication and fitting of oak, maple, cherry and alder wood products. It is anticipated that the facility will employ up to 45 people within a year.
"The planning and technology to bring this plant to operation is reflective of the disciplined growth that we've championed for the last 10 years," said Medallion executive v.p. and general manager Tom Cook. "This plant, like our existing facilities, is being built on the principles of lean manufacturing. That one-door-at-a-time commitment has helped fuel Medallion's growth by allowing us to custom build each cabinet order while maintaining our lead times at a steady and competitive four weeks."
Medallion, part of the Elkay Manufacturing family of companies, has more than 1,000 employees at facilities in Waconia and Shakopee MN, as well as in Independence, OR and Culver, IN.