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MANUFACTURING

With hundreds of claims filed against the company since 1986, family members of former Conwed employees share how they witnessed their loved ones die after being exposed to asbestos at the Cloquet factory.
H&S Manufacturing is a vibrant, agricultural related manufacturing company that sprang from an innovative potato and sugarbeet farm in northwest Minnesota.
For over a decade, workers at the factory claim they unknowingly risked their health, causing some to develop lung abnormalities, while others lost their lives.
Toro has distributed about 6,700 units of this model.

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Several other area businesses also received fines in the first half of 2020 from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, according to a report issued this week.
Government officials and business leaders meet weekly to map out the facility's future.
Sappi said the layoffs will be on a "rotational basis" and last one to two weeks.
The plant is expected to reopen after thorough cleaning.
Executive order begins a soft economic reopening requiring businesses to explain how they will control for infections
The Cloquet paper producer will take advantage of a soft market to undertake extended annual plant maintenance.

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Mike Schultz, managing director of Cloquet’s Sappi mill, was promoted to Sappi North America’s vice president of manufacturing effective Sept. 1, according to a news release.
A $100,000 state grant announced Tuesday will pay for advanced manufacturing training for 25 employees at the Sappi paper mill in Cloquet.
As vice president of manufacturing, Haws currently oversees the Cloquet Mill.

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