What's On Your Mind Host Scott Hennen chats with Governor Doug Burgum about an exciting addition to the great state of North Dakota.
"Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that manufacturing and business operations for the popular LulzBot brand of 3D printers are being relocated to Fargo after the business was acquired last month by longtime Fargo entrepreneur Ron Bergan. Founded in 2011, LulzBot was the brand of 3D printers manufactured by Aleph Objects Inc., a company based in Loveland, Colo., that employed 113 employees prior to experiencing financial hardship. In November, Fargo Additive Manufacturing Equipment 3D LLC (FAME 3D) acquired all assets of Aleph Objects Inc. with the objective of moving all business functions to Fargo. Thirteen of the original employees will be relocating to Fargo, and FAME 3D plans to hire 50 new employees as soon as possible for light assembly, customer service, support and other positions, with training offered, said Bergan, who sold Fargo Assembly Co. in 2017 after owning the business with his wife, Mary Alice, for 42 years. Bergan said he hopes to grow the business beyond its peak in Colorado." - Governor Doug Burgum's Office