Waseca, Minnesota’s convenient location gives transportation and logistics operations the advantages of large-metro transportation access without having to combat time-wasting traffic. We’re at the center of the upper Midwest, within an eight-hour truck trip of 66 million American and Canadian consumers.
Being located on Interstate-quality Highway 14 puts us within minutes of north-south Interstate 35, which connects Duluth and the Twin Cities to Kansas City, Texas, and Mexico, as well as east-west I-90, which goes to Seattle in the west and through Chicago to Boston and the East Coast. High-speed State Route 13 offers additional flexibility, making sure your shipments reach highway speed faster and easier.
Companies using rail service for inbound raw materials or to ship finished goods benefit from Canadian Pacific’s local yard. We’re also just an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul International’s air cargo operations.
Our labor shed of 290,680 workers and a total population of over 534,000 within an hour’s drive ensures a pipeline of workers raised with employer loyalty and a solid work ethic. Local employers count on the area’s innovative K-12 and postsecondary education providers to keep our workforce strong and ready for the workforce challenges by offering training and programs in highly desirable areas like CNC programming and operations, welding, industrial maintenance and controls, robotics and automation, diesel mechanics, HVAC and HVAC/R, mechatronics, certified manufacturing technician, supply chain automation, OSHA training, electrical, construction, and others.