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Corporate Partners:


Enbridge Energy

Partner Since 2019

Life takes energy. And at Enbridge, we take seriously our responsibility to deliver it to where it’s needed, safely and reliably, today and well into the future. Sustainability is—and has to be—core to how we do business.



Partner Since 2019

Since its founding in 1972, Digi-Key has been committed to offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components, as well as providing the best service possible to its customers, aiding engineers through the entire design process, from Prototype to Production®. This has led the company to be highly ranked year after year in industry surveys, in North America as well as Europe and Asia, in categories covering such facets of business as availability of product, speed of service, responsiveness to problems, and more.


TEAM Industries

Partner Since 2017

TEAM Industries has been Driving Innovation® in machining, manufacturing and assembly of components and complex driveline solutions for nearly half a century.

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Partner Since 2018

NLFX Professional is an award winning industry leader for all your audio, video, lighting and product integration needs. We offer a best price guarantee that is backed by knowledgeable staff offering technical support both before and after a sale, industry leading customer service, multiple flexible financing options and experienced expert installation technicians providing you with in-depth knowledge of your products. Our hometown, Midwest values aid us in providing a customer first approach to our sales and service nationwide as well as in our own back yard.

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Paul Bunyan Communications

Partner Since 2018

Paul Bunyan Communications has the region’s largest all fiber optic network with over 5,500 square miles throughout most of Beltrami County and portions of Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties.  The Cooperative provides Broadband High Speed Internet Services including the GigaZone™, digital and high-definition television services, digital voice services, Residential and Business IT services, and is also the home of northern Minnesota’s certified Apple Service Center.  


Gene Haas Foundation

Partner Since 2022

The Gene Haas Foundation was established in 1999, by Gene Haas, founder and owner of Haas Automation, Inc., to support the needs of the local community. However, seeing a growing need for skilled manufacturing employees industry wide, the Foundation expanded its mission to include support for manufacturing training programs throughout North America and beyond. By providing scholarship grants, sponsoring individual and team CNC competitions like FIRST Robotics®, and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Foundation helps expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide.

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Vinco Automation

Partner Since 2022

Vinco Automation is very excited to have such a talented group of individuals who come with a variety of specialized skills and backgrounds; marketing, sales, sales engineers, project managers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, production/purchasing, and service. We can design, engineer, build, and support anything from your large manufacturing facility to a small shop. We have you covered.

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Aagard Group

Partner Since 2022

Aagard is an engineering company that builds custom packaging automation systems.  Their team of inventive problem-solvers utilizes innovative expertise and proven technologies to create the exact solution that customers need to win. While many of their customers come to them looking for a case packer, through an iterative design process they discover the need for an integrated combination packaging system. A turnkey packaging automation machine that is optimized for both space and future capabilities.


Western Bank

Partner Since 2017

Western Bank has been committed to servicing our customers and the local community for over 100 years. As a hometown bank with local decision-making, we are dedicated to producing and offering to our community a wide range of banking services of exceptional value. Utilizing talented, knowledgeable employees and quality, highly accurate delivery systems to provide these products and services to the people of Duluth, Cass Lake, and its neighboring communities.


Visto's Trailer Sales

Partner Since 2022

From the beginning in 1997, Visto's Trailer Sales and Rentals in West Fargo, ND has been the leader in quality products, parts, and service. They offer the most competitive pricing, largest inventory, and name brand trailers in the Midwest. Combine that along with their truck beds, parts, service facility, and vehicle accessories and they are your one stop shop. 

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R & J Broadcasting

Partner Since 2022

Homegrown Local Radio and home of "Your Live Event"

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