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BTD Manufacturing Overview

Detroit Lakes, MN
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Metal & Mineral Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
BTD provides a complete spectrum of custom metalwork services to some of the world’s top brands. These services include metal fabrication, welding, tool & die work, machining, powder coating, prototyping, stamping, cutting, tubing, and much ... Read more

Mission: We are a customer focused, growth oriented manufacturing partner providing high quality, innovative, customer specific solutions to world class brands. We succeed by
investing in our people, processes and technology while enhancing our profitability.

Company Updates

  • BTD participated in the annual Northfield Schools Career Exploration Day and what a better way to learn and explore Manufacturing than with hands on welding! We are grateful for our employees who create an engaging experience for students to see for themselves what a metal fabrication career has to offer.

  • Last month we celebrated BTD's 40 years of Excellence.
    We heard from Paul White, BTD's Co-Founder -- "I now know what it is like to look at something that surpassed all of our wildest dreams." From 2 guys and a flat bed truck to 1300+ employees in 4 locations across the country -- now that is 40 years of Excellence! #heritage #future #growth

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BTD Manufacturing – Why Work For Us?


Be our customers’ first choice by doing “it” right and fast, while making “it” easier and better.


  • Integrity
    We conduct business responsibly and honestly.
  • Safety
    We provide safe workplaces and require safe work practices.
  • People
    We build respectful relationships and create an environment where talented people thrive.
  • Performance
    We strive for excellence, act on opportunity and deliver on commitments.
  • Community
    We improve the communities where we work and live.

At BTD, we are committed to helping our employees learn and grow. If you possess the desire to learn the metal fabrication trade, we will guide and train you to work both safely and smartly. Our dynamic and fast-paced environment encourages innovation and job ownership while rewarding those who succeed with future opportunities.

BTD is not just a job, it is a career. We care about our employees and our employees care about BTD. Together, our vision is what makes the company great!

We are proud of the work we do and we know you will be proud to be a part of our team!

  • 1979: Erling Rasmussen and Paul White Jr. establish Bismarck Tool and Die Co. (BTD) in Bismarck, ND as a job shop to design and manufacture dies, fixtures and special machines.
  • 1980: In need of additional space, the company moves to Detroit Lakes, MN to better serve established customers in west-central Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.
  • 1981: A wire EDM machine is purchased. The machine transforms the quality and lead times for tool construction.
  • 1984: 350% Sales Growth since 1981 and purchases it’s first punch press.
  • 1991: Bismark Took and Die Co. and MN-Kota Stamping, Inc merge to become BTD Manufacturing, Inc.
  • 1995: Otter Tail Corporation in Fergus Falls, MN purchases BTD Manufacturing
  • 2005: BTD acquires Performance Tool and Die in Lakeville Minnesota
  • 2007: BTD acquires Pro Engineering.
  • 2008: BTD aquires Miller Welding & Iron Works in Washington Illinois
  • 2009: BTD is inducted into the Polaris Hall of Fame
  • 2015: BTD acquires Impulse Manufacturing in Dawsonville Georgia

BTD Manufacturing Reviews

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    "Great Place To Learn and Grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeville, MN
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    I have been working at BTD Manufacturing full-time (More than a year)


    Tons of overtime available, very safe company, management listens to your ideas through review boards, a lot of opportunities to grow into high roles


    None come to mind right now

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BTD Manufacturing Photos

BTD Manufacturing photo of: We have some of the best equipment in the industry
BTD Manufacturing photo of: We also have our own warehousing operations on site.
BTD Manufacturing photo of: Work for us and you will get to work on some awesome products!
BTD Manufacturing photo of: We can customize shipping to your specifications.
BTD Manufacturing photo of: We can make progressive dies to suit the needs our customers.
BTD Manufacturing photo of: Quality is one of our main focuses at BTD.
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BTD Manufacturing Interviews



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    Welder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lakeville, MN
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at BTD Manufacturing (Lakeville, MN).


    Interview consist of touring the plant to see if your interested in such a setting, then the sit down happens and questions start. Questions can range anywhere from personal interest to goals in the company and past attendance.

    Interview Questions

    • Interested, care of the company, skills, goals and attendance are talked about.   1 Answer
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BTD Manufacturing Awards & Accolades

  • The Fabricator FAB40, The Fabricator, 2018
  • Fabricator of the Year, The Fabricator, 2018

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