The Outlet is published quarterly to highlight Great River Energy's economic development activities.
Guarding the future: Aubright adjusts
production amid COVID-19 pandemic
In early January, the world started hearing reports about a novel coronavirus spreading rapidly. By mid-March, the impacts of COVID-19 were apparent in Central Minnesota, creating uncertainty for many—including Aubright, a sheet plastic fabricator that creates custom products. Although many of its clients put orders on hold once the pandemic hit, Aubright found a way to continue operations and provide the necessary equipment to companies throughout the country.
Minnesota sets the bar
for competitive workforce development
Minnesota is excelling in its efforts to prepare students for workforce recruitment in the current competitive business climate. Scoring high among most educational categories, Minnesota students are graduating ahead of the game and ready for immediate employment.
Construction continues for
Delta ModTech expansion project
While it may seem like the pandemic has interrupted almost all aspects of daily life, it hasn’t affected Delta ModTech’s expansion project in Ramsey, Minnesota. Construction is moving right along on the 230,000-square-foot office/manufacturing facility and the company looks forward to moving into the new space shortly after its planned completion in August.
Meet your economic development services team
Tom Lambrecht
Tom administers and implements economic development strategies.
You can reach him at
763-445-6105 and tlambrecht@grenergy.com  
Erin Sparks
Erin, based in Maple Grove, focuses on economic development in central and southern Minnesota. You can reach her at 763-445-6113 and esparks@grenergy.com  
Jeff Borling
Jeff, based in Duluth, focuses on economic development in northern Minnesota. You can reach him at 218-355-8088 and jborling@grenergy.com  
Our member-owner cooperatives
Great River Energy and our 28 member-owner cooperatives take pride in providing our service territory across Minnesota with competitively priced, reliable energy. We are also committed to helping customers start and grow their businesses by helping them plan and manage their energy needs.