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3M Fall Protection

Category:  Manufacturing

3M Fall Protection is the world's leading manufacturer in fall protection and industrial rescue systems. If your work takes you more than a few feet off the ground, you would be best served by wearing fall protection products produced by  3M Fall Protection.  3M Fall Protection has a long histor...

American Ski Jumping Museum and Hall of Fame

Category:  Success Stories

The American Ski Jumping museum is located on the mezzanine level of the St James Hotel.  Red Wing is a beautiful town any time of year, nestled below a huge bluff on the Mississippi River.  If you can make it for the induction ceremony, or at any other time, pleas...

Automated Equipment

Category:  Technology

In late 2004 the Schwann Technology Group announced to the community that they were heading in a new direction and were offering their Red Wing Technology Group for sale. The announcement of the sale generated a number of interested buyers, many of whom were interested in moving the operations fro...

Food Service Specialties

Category:  Food Service

Food Service Specialties had outgrown their Wisconsin facility and was in negotiation with a Western Wisconsin community to build a new facility. The financial package in Wisconsin hit a snag and, with a reference from a local business leader, we made contact with the principals from Food Service. Frustrated with th...

Knudsen Caramels and Cheesecakes

Category:  Specialty Foods

Downtown Red Wing is home to a number of historic buildings. The 3-story building known as the Wagon Works was built in the 1860's as a building to do just that, build wagons. Over the years the Wagon Works building was home to a number of uses and most recentl...

Port Authority Helps Spur Downtown Business Growth

Category:  Success Stories

For years, city centers and their small businesses were left to languish as consumers were pulled away by the convenience of shopping malls. The last couple of decades has brought a realization that downtowns are the core of our communities. With this came a movement to revitalize main streets acros...

Revitalizing Old West Main by Supporting Small Businesses

Category:  Success Stories

Red Wing is well known for its historic downtown. Buildings dating back to the mid-1800’s were carefully preserved to maintain the architectural charm of the past, while proactive planning integrates modern businesses. It’s a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. Today the city is focused on similarly revitalizing Old Wes...

Riedell Skates and Moxi Skate Team

Category:  Success Stories

Red Wing is proud to be a city of makers and craftspeople, and home to many manufacturing companies. One such company is Riedell Skates, who proudly manufactures Moxi skates. Meet the Moxi skate team and hear from them why, out of anywhere in the world, they chose to have thei...

SCS Elevator Products Inc.

Category:  Manufacturing

SCS Elevator Products Inc. has been a family business and a woman owned business since 1986. SCS specializes in providing the highest quality code compliant signage in the industry. If you've ever been in an elevator and pressed the buttons, you've probably been assisted by SCS signage. In early 200...

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