New Member Profiles

 Welcome New Members!


Brin Glass - Minneapolis, MN

Brian Kleist, Bill Sullivan 

Core Products - Osceola, WI (adopted by MN!)

Phil Mattison, Royce Keehr, Deb Larson, Chapter President Chelsey Paulson 

Northstar Specialized Services - Chisholm, MN 

Schu Marketing Associates - Plymouth, MN 

Sarah Levens

Home Heating Pumbing & AC, Inc. 

Denelle Berg



Since 1981, Wunderlich-Malec Engineering has grown in technology and capabilities providing Integration Solutions designed to meet our clients’ needs.

We staff 220+ professionals in North America and are continuing that growth out into the International market.  Wunderlich-Malec recently became 100% ESOP and takes pride in providing the following services:

  • Process Control/ Instrumentation
  • A Software and Network Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Process/ Mechanical Engineering

Our Corporate Office is located in Minnetonka, MN, with an additional 17 out of state locations throughout the U.S.


D&M Industries                                    

D&M Industries has been providing doors and more for commercial and residential building projects since 1982. With a large inventory of doors, frames, hardware, millwork, cabinets and windows combined with an on-site fabrication shop, D&M can fulfill virtually every project need and has helped open doors from Alaska to Florida, California to Maine and everywhere in between.
 &M has over 50 employees and is headquartered in Moorhead MN with a branch office in Littleton CO. Visit our website at for more information.

 Edney Distributing Company, Inc.         

Edney LogoEdney Distributing Company, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of high quality equipment focusing on the following markets: agricultural, lawn and turf maintenance, forestry, and light industrial. Comprised of over 1,000 reputable retail equipment dealers, our dealer network is represented in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Iowa, upper Michigan, northern Illinois, and eastern Montana. We are proud to supply them with innovative attachments and specialized equipment from manufacturers around the world.

Experienced Edney team members offer value-added services to dealers including product specifications and pricing, logistics, warranty support, and training. Our four Dealer Support Centers are linked together by state-of-the-art phone and computer systems. They are located in Huron, SD; Fargo, ND; Lakeville, MN; and Portage, WI. Founded in 1951 by Fred and Ferne Edney and grown by Milton Edney and his brother Dale Edney, the family company is now directed by Douglas Edney with support from his daughter Jennifer Edney and the 27 member Edney Distributing team.

Employee-owned since the 1970s, Edney's ESOP was one of the first in the state of South Dakota! The ESOP was established to share the rewards of the team's collective hard work. Staying consistent for six decades, we live our core values and have the courage to act on them every day: integrity, service excellence, teamwork, connection, and innovation. Our company exists to provide superior care to all of our partners in business ~ dealers, suppliers, and team members. We strive to be the "go-to" resource in our region so we can grow our partners' businesses while we grow our own. We are guided by our vision to use the company's success to support our employees, their families, and our community.

Preference Personnel                               


Preference Personnel is a local, independent staffing firm local to Fargo-Moorhead, committed to connecting talented candidates to premier companies since 1987. Our certified consultants work with business owners, hiring managers, and HR professionals to learn their business and develop customized solutions to staffing challenges with hiring options in temporary, contract and career placement, along with an on-site safety consultant. Call to make an appointment at (701) 293-6905 or visit our website at


Chapter Presents a New Member Plaque to FEI.

Left to right – Ted Hansen, Membership Chair; Robin Miedema, Christy Fliflet, FEI Inc.; Neal Smith, Chapter President

The Bank of Elk River                                  

The Bank of Elk River is a family owned community bank located in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. The banks brand promise includes strength, loyalty, and innovation.
Strong.  Chartered in 1885, The Bank of Elk River employs over 140 people at 8 full services locations.  The bank provides meaningful support to the community through monetary donations as well as through volunteerism of staff.
Loyal.  Based on mutual respect, integrity and fairness, the bank employees develop deep and trusting relationships with their customers.
Innovative.  The bank offers creative products and services to continue to enhance the customer banking experience.



Founded in 1956, Minco designs, manufactures and markets critical components for applications that demand high reliability.  The company is unsurpassed in its ability to integrate and assemble flexible Thermofoil Heaters, Flex Circuits, Sensors and Instruments for greater efficiency.  Minco helps companies minimize the risk of product failure by providing high quality products and expert design services.


 Headquarter Locations:
  • Worldwide Headquarters- Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • European Headquarters- Aston, France
  • Asia Pacific Headquarters- Singapore

Mel Foster Co.                                       

Mel Foster has been in business since 1924. Our headquarters are in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we have offices throughout the upper Midwest in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois.  We are one of the most respected and recognized technology manufacturer representatives in the United States with partners spanning the globe
We are a 100% company owned organization so everyone - from our executive team to our administrative staff - is invested in our success. We are strategic, innovative, consultative, and responsive.  We have thousands of customers that rely on our exceptional ability to deliver technology solutions, a multitude of components and intricate embedded systems.  We make a point to stay on the leading edge of an ever-changing technology market through continuing education, industry participation and our own thirst for knowledge.Mel Fosters is the only company of its kind and for over 85 years we have built a reputation that speaks volumes in our region and across the nation with our customers, manufacturers, distributors and industry peers.

FEI Inc.                                                         

FEI, Inc. was established in 1978 and has three locations in Valley City, ND; Billings, MT; and Yakima, WA.  We are a wholesale distributor of fertilizer equipment & parts and propane gas parts and equipment.  FEI’s ESOP was established in 2006 and we have 37 employees.



Emergency Apparatus Maintenance Inc.           

Founded in 1987, Emergency Apparatus Maintenance Inc. is a full service Fire Apparatus and Ambulance repair and routine maintenance company. EAM Inc. specializes in on-site service and repair and testing of all types of Fire Apparatus and Emergency Vehicles. Our Main office and repair facilities are located in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. The 12 bay shop is a state of the art facility. We also provide on-site service to fourteen states from regional technicians in Alexandria, MN, Madison and Waukesha, WI, Nevada and St. Joseph, MO and Elk Horn, IA. Our service fleet includes 17 fully stocked trucks & 11 portable pump test units available to provide service at any location. Proud ESOP Member since 2009.




Alerus is an independent financial services company offering a broad array of banking, mortgage, retirement, employee benefits, and wealth managem...