In 1966, founder Emanuel Carlson recognized a gap in the manufacturing industry. He saw a problem that needed a solution, and he provided it. Starting in the basement of their home in Burnsville, Minnesota, Emanuel and his wife, Opal began to produce the products that customers were asking for- at a reasonable price. In doing so, they earned a valued customer that we still service today. Soon they had to add another garage on the family homestead to keep up with demand. It wasn't long before Emanuel saw the inevitable: the company was going to grow larger than the homestead property would allow."
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