Minnesota Manufacturers try to manufacture interest in careers
Friday, November 30, 2018
Scores of Minnesota manufacturers are hosting students this week during Minnesota Manufacturing Week to stimulate interest in critical industries that also pay above average.
They included two growing North Minneapolis makers located within a couple blocks of each other: Unison Comfort Technologies, a builder of heating-and-cooling systems that can be as big as a small house for commercial installations; and H&B Elevators, a maker of passenger elevators, from U.S. Bank Stadium to a skyscraper in Dubai.
Human Resource Manager Tara Thurs of Unison, said the company employs 345 people, and is looking for 30 more at beginning wages that range from $15.44 an hour to more than $22, plus benefits at a company that operates three shifts.