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Kurt Manufacturing Overview

Minneapolis, MN
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Industrial Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1946, Kurt Manufacturing is proud to be a 100% employee owned manufacturer of high quality, close tolerance precision-machined parts and assemblies. We enjoy an excellent reputation with an extensive customer base, including some of the largest and most influential ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to perform beyond expectations so that our customers are continually loyal, our Employees are rewarded with expanded opportunities, the corporation is strengthened by profitable growth, and our goal of leadership is achieved.

Company Updates

  • We just launched our new machining and die casting web sites. Check them out!

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    Kurt Die Casting | Die Cast Aluminum | Pressure Die Casting

    At the Kurt Die Cast Division we produce complex, high quality aluminum and zinc die castings for a wide range of industries. With over 100,000 square feet manufacturing space, we have the capacity and capability for large castings and CNC machining.

  • Take a look! Kurt's Industrial Products Engineers discuss automation, software and quality. #engineers #automation #industrialproducts

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Kurt Manufacturing – Why Work For Us?

Looking for New Owners!

You’re doing your research. Checking out your options. That’s because you never settle for second best and want to make informed decisions. How you use your talent matters to you. We need people like you.

Employee Ownership

At Kurt, employees own 100% of our company. We control our destiny and make important things happen every single day. We know we can achieve more by working as a team. And when one of us wins, we all win through the profits in our employee stock ownership plan.

World Class Customers

Our customers are some of the largest, most respected companies in the world. They seek us out because we are persistent, passionate, skilled, creative. We solve important problems that have never been solved before. We make our competition jealous.

The next step

Taking ownership is woven into the fabric of everything we do.  Ownership sets us apart.  Makes us better.  If you are ready to transform your career with an industry leader, let us show you how owning something makes all the difference.  

This Company is Our Family!

It's hard to find a company where people can build a career these days. Kurt is different - we're known for our employee longevity! We are proud to showcase two employees who have reached the 45-year milestone at Kurt.

When Mike Pouliot (left) and Steve Clovning (bottom right) started their careers, they came to Kurt looking for new opportunities. Since joining Kurt they have worked in three of our divisions including Kurt’s Machining, Die Cast and Industrial Products Divisions. Both have filled a variety of roles, including Tool Room & Cutter Grinder, Supervisor and Machine Operator. A lot has changed at Kurt over those 45 years! Both Mike and Steve grew with the company, developing new skills to serve Kurt’s customers in our dynamic and ever changing business. Mike’s fond memories of Kurt include fun with co-workers, playing cards and joking around.  He points out that he raised his family while working at Kurt.  Steve reinforced this saying, “At some point you realize that your life has all these connections to the company. When I was married, I was working at Kurt. When I bought my house, I was working at Kurt. Everything ties back to being an employee at Kurt”. Steve said that he appreciates Kurt’s straightforward nature and open door philosophy. Some of Steve’s favorite memories involve Kurt’s founder Kurt Kuban and his son Bill.  

When Mike and Steve were asked why someone should consider working at Kurt, both agreed it was the people. As Mike said, “This company is our family!” We couldn’t agree more. Our compliments to Mike and Steve for their many years of dedicated service to Kurt Manufacturing. Congratulations!

Kurt Manufacturing provides a number of programs and services BEYOND medical, dental and vision that make Kurt an attractive place to work, including:

Living Well Wellness Program

Fitness Reimbursement

Employees and covered spouses plan are eligible for reimbursement towards a fitness club membership.

Tobacco/Smoking Cessation Support

For employees and covered spouses who want to quit their tobacco habit.

Weight Loss & Nutrition Support

For employees and covered spouses who complete an approved weight loss program.

Health Coaching

For employees and spouses covered under Kurt’s medical plan, health coaching services are offered at no cost.

Additional Perks

  • Hospital Indemnity Plan
  • Service Recognition Awards
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Scholarship Program for Eligible Dependents
  • Travel Assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Taxi Reimbursement
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, hotels, rental cars, movie tickets and more!

Kurt Manufacturing Reviews

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Kurt Manufacturing CEO, President Steve Carlsen
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  • "Great Place to Work"

    Current Employee - Buyer in Minneapolis, MN
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    I have been working at Kurt Manufacturing full-time (More than 3 years)


    A team environment; room for advancement


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Kurt Manufacturing Interviews



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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fridley, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Kurt Manufacturing (Fridley, MN) in September 2013.


    It was a low pressure one on one interview with management. I was referred by an employee, so the interview was more of a face to face meeting between myself and management.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years   1 Answer
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Kurt Manufacturing Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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