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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Walz Visits K & G Manufacturing in Faribault

Feb 19, 2014
Press Release

Walz toured the facility, talked workforce training & growing Faribault’s economy

Faribault, MN [2/19/14] – Today, Representative Tim Walz visited K & G Manufacturing in Faribault to discuss workforce training and growing Faribault’s economy. Walz also toured the manufacturing floor to see firsthand the products being made in Faribault.

“American manufacturing is on the rise and places like K & G Manufacturing are proving that we can make things in America again,” Representative Walz said. “To continue building a strong middle class, we must ensure that these local manufacturing facilities—which provide good American jobs, wages, and benefits—have the tools they need to succeed.”

Background of K & G Manufacturing:

Harry Kane and Sid Gerbig founded K & G in 1937 as an automotive parts distributor serving dealerships and service centers. They added a machine shop to the business at the beginning of World War II to produce parts for the war effort. By the mid ‘50s, the company had switched to manufacturing tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and special machinery. A decade later, it expanded into full production-machining services. Today, its 60-plus employees work to produce parts for the aerospace, defense, marine, computer and medical industries.