Pace Industries – St. Paul, Minn., division


Like many manufacturers recovering from the recession, Pace Industries’ St. Paul, Minn., division is in the midst of “rightsizing” its operations to remain profitable. However, that doesn’t mean the aluminum die caster has a lesser need for qualified, experienced manufacturing employees. “The biggest difficulty since growing is finding the people to do the work,” Division President John Coats explains. “As surprising as it may sound, it takes a long time to find 10 people. They don’t like hard industries like this or are not suited for them. This has been a struggle since the spring when business jumped considerably.”


Pace Industries – St. Paul, Minn., division