St. Cloud’s adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing including machine-to-machine, machine-to- operator, automation, additive and subtractive technologies fuel it’s precision manufacturing sector. With 14.7% of all employment in manufacturing, innovation is driven by close to 30,000 production, construction, and installation workers.
Key access to educational programs in machining and pipeline building starting at the high school level, provide St. Cloud manufacturers with the talent they need grow and succeed.
Park Industries, a local stone cutting manufacturer, participated in the innovative SCSU Huskies Invent program, which is a 48-hour “problem-to-prototype” event that brings real world challenges from local companies to a cross functional team of students for a weekend of innovation in ISELF. Students provided an innovation solution to Park Industries and the program is gaining popularity.