Innovating in Albert Lea

Published 3:23 pm Wednesday, June 29, 2016

One local business has been a consistent contributor to the local workforce and to the community itself.

Innovance — the holding company for Lou-Rich, Almco and Exact Manufacturing — has several employees who are a part of chamber committees and has been voted best place to work multiple times through the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce.

The companies that are divisions of Innovance create products used in the food industry — such as freezer elements for convenience stores and restaurants — and the medical industry — such as portable X-ray machines and parts used in surgeries. Other areas the company contributes to are in construction, the airplane industry and mechanics, to name a few. Some clients include Harley-Davidson and John Deere, and products made by the company’s different divisions are distributed nationally and internationally.

Email newsletter signup

About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

email author More by Colleen