Waseca has a healthy labor shed and a rich manufacturing heritage

Waseca, Minnesota’s history with manufacturing is long and proud, with local companies handling everything from precision machining to assembling complex wiring harnesses.

Our community’s workforce includes 290,680 workers within an hour’s drive, with the pipeline kept strong through the area’s innovative K-12 and postsecondary education providers. They’re preparing workers for the needs of today’s manufacturers with 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.

Waseca’s location 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, so it’s easy to bring in raw materials and shipments of finished products reach highway speed faster. Nearby Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport offers global passenger transportation and extensive air cargo services.

Manufacturers also appreciate the area’s huge volumes of water, existing wastewater capacity, abundant natural gas, affordable and redundant electricity, and broadband with speeds of up to 10 gb/s.