About Us

Mission Statement
To supply the highest level of quality at the most competitive prices by creating an environment where skilled Craftsmen can create, excel and do great things.

Dave Kruger, Owner/Operator

Dave served his apprenticeship at Wisconsin Pattern and has worked in various pattern shops in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

He is experienced in all aspects of foundry requirements including mold making, die polishing, general machine shop activity, CNC operating, and toolpath programming.

Mike Wilson, Pattern Maker

Mike served his apprenticeship in South Africa in traditional hand built pattern making and worked as a pattern making subcontractor for more than 10 years before immigrating to the United States in 2001.

He worked in Winona, MN for 15 years at an aerospace pattern shop.  Along with being an expert in hand built, traditional pattern making, Mike is well versed in modern CNC, CAD and CAM pattern making.

Garrett Arendt, Operations Manager

Having grown up in the industry, attending college at Iowa State and being taught by his dad, Garrett has a complete knowledge of pattern making, design engineering and leadership skills.

Being very knowledgeable and possessing an easy to work with personality, you will surely enjoy your experience working with him. 

 

Kevin Kauphusman, Pattern Maker

With a degree in carpentry, Kevin built houses in Rochester, MN for 6 years. To get indoors during the Minnesota winters, he took a job in a pattern shop learning the trade from experienced pattern makers. Kevin then went on to manage a pattern shop for a local foundry for several years, picking up valuable knowledge of the real world foundry experiences and practices.

In his free time, he’s with his 2 children. In the fall you will find him hunting ducks on the Mississippi river. He also has a true passion for traveling and loves to see different parts of the country.