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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ironwood Electronics receives Bob Killeen Award

Jennifer Glab, Ironwood Electronics, and Mickiel Fedde, President of the company with Ruthe Batulis, member of the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board.

Ironwood Electronics in Eagan, received the 2011 Bob Killeen Award at the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board’s (WIB) annual legislative and awards event held Dec. 16 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. The award recognizes companies for their quality practices.

The company develops and manufactures precision test sockets for testing a large variety of very high speed computer chips. Ironwood also designs and produces several lines of probing and analysis adapters for these integrated circuits. Ironwood’s customer base covers the medical, automotive, semiconductor, military and some consumer electronics industries.
Their quality initiatives include training—both in-house and external, bimonthly machining kaizen, continuous product and design review, and regular review of product quality and customer satisfaction goals.
Bob Killeen, Sr. was a long-time labor representative who previously served on the Workforce Investment Board. He was a leader at recognizing the importance of quality practices and worked diligently to advance the use of quality processes.

The Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board oversees employment programs and WorkForce Centers in Dakota and Scott Counties including sites in Burnsville, Shakopee and West St. Paul.

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