In September, the Minnesota Business Magazine hosted their Made in Minnesota manufacturing excellence awards ceremony. The event recognizes companies in Minnesota for a variety of manufacturing practices.

We attended the event and walked away with not just one award, but two! It was humbling to learn that our innovation and sustainability practices attracted the attention of the manufacturing judges and businesses across the state of Minnesota.

So, to give you a peek behind the curtain, we’ve interviewed our Director of Operations to share with you a bit more about why we do what we do and how we design, fabricate, produce, and construct trade show and retail environments for clients.

Dan, what set nParallel’s manufacturing apart?

Our craftsmanship and attention to the smallest details are unique to nParallel. Our team bands together to tackle every project and we have created partnerships in the industry to ensure our sourcing and manufacturing practices are stand-out. From our trade show exhibit fabrication to our retail displays and fixtures testing, sourcing, and mass roll-outs we are committed as a team to every project.   

As the Director of Operations, what are you most proud of?

I’m really proud and truly impressed at our team’s ability to adhere to timelines and budgets in today’s trade show industry. At the end of the day, our clients aren’t just our clients. They’re our friends and people we enjoy working with and for. To come alongside these partners and help them achieve their goals through our manufacturing expertise is what we love to do.

Tell us about nParallel’s capabilities as it relates to manufacturing.

We’re creative, experienced, passionate, and most of all, we’re really, really nimble. We don’t claim to be the biggest, but we claim to be the best. As the director who hears it all and sees it all, we are not restricted with unnecessary processes. We do what’s best for our clients and we work together in a variety of ways to ensure we provide them with a completed project that they are proud to exhibit or display. We sometimes run into challenges and obstacles in projects and what I appreciate about these situations is they allow us to think even more creatively and with opportunities to try something new.

Our manufacturing team including our builders, graphic production experts, detailers, and other divisions are what we are most proud of when it comes to receiving the Sustainability and Innovation awards. Without our people – who are truly the best in the industry – we could not do what we do. Also, thank you to the judges of the Made in Minnesota awards! We are thankful for the time you invested in learning about our manufacturing practices.