Kandiyohi County Board salutes county manufacturers with proclamation

At the Oct. 4 Kandiyohi County Board meeting, commissioners proclaimed October to be Manufacturing Month as a means to shine a spotlight on the county’s robust manufacturing sector.

West Central Steel is one of five manufacturing businesses in Kandiyohi County spotlighted during Manufacturing Month by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. The company has expanded several times over the years.
Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune file photo

WILLMAR — In 2021, manufacturing provided nearly 13% of all the jobs in Kandiyohi County, behind only health care and social services, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. DEED is also projecting that manufacturing will continue to grow, providing even more jobs.

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