Metal Turning - Wyoming, MN
The Candlestix and other turned parts are made in Minnesota.
Dennis, who leads a great team there, has proven to be a great asset when it comes to figuring out the best way to manufacture a specific product.
His experience in metal turning* extends far beyond mine, and he is a very knowledgeable craftsman.
He's also a great boss and makes sure to share his success with his team, by giving them 20% of the profits. He also contributes to their retirement and health plans. On an environmental point of view, he has made upgrades to his building to reduce energy cost such as energy efficient lighting and increasing insulation.
Part of the profits from the company also contribute to the community, through donations to various charities and funds.
*Metal turning is the process of shaping an object by spinning a metal rod and slowly removing some material using a sharp tool. It is a similar technique to wood turning, only with a slightly different lathe - which is the machine used for turning.