The company plans to celebrate National Manufacturing Day – Friday, October 1 – by offering area manufacturing employees free scoops of ice cream or cookie dough at Scoop N Dough Candy Co.’s two locations in Fargo.
The window and door builder will also have employees available in stores to provide information about jobs at Marvin. Entries will be available on-site, and those who submit an entry will receive a second free scoop of ice cream or cookie dough.
The Marvin Windows Complex at 1512 9th St. E., West Fargo, seen Thursday, September 23, 2021. David Samson / The Forum
The folks at Marvin think this is a tough hiring blitz to beat.
“We thought it would be a fun way to celebrate… not only Marvin employees, but area manufacturing employees as well,” said Lexi Jorgenson, a Fargo-based marketing strategist, Thursday, September 23. “We’re excited to try something new.”
“We are thrilled to celebrate National Manufacturing Day in our community with other manufacturers after an incredibly busy year across the industry,” said Cairn Reisch, community relations manager at Marvin.
Axel Navarro installs the chassis hardware on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Marvin Windows in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
Marvin has a few watered sites on the west side of the Red River. There are two manufacturing plants and a research and development facility in West Fargo, and a plant in Fargo, Jorgenson said.
The company has approximately 1,300 employees in Fargo and West Fargo and seeks to hire 80 workers in 2021. The company aims to add 250 more in 2022 as it expands, she said.
A new distribution center will open in early 2022, with plans for further growth, she said.
There are a variety of positions available, including engineers, human resource professionals, production workers and supervisors, and maintenance personnel.
“We have a really strong training and onboarding program where we focus on teaching all of our new hires – whatever their position – about what goes into making a window, the terminology used in it. our production shop, how to test the quality of our parts that are used in the manufacture of these windows and doors, as well as a very comprehensive safety education program, ”said Jorgenson.
“So even if someone has no manufacturing experience, we teach them… to make sure they will be successful,” and is familiar with what Marvin produces. “We have a lot of people who maybe have a background in food service or retail or other positions that are not directly related to manufacturing. We teach them and often they excel. “
Assistant Supervisor Tyler Kramer works on pre-frame assembly on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Marvin Windows in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
Jorgenson said ice cream has always been a big hit at the company’s annual family picnics, so gifting Scoop N Dough seemed like a cool thing to do.
The company says it pays employees more dough, having raised the starting wage to $ 18.50 an hour earlier this year. Online applications are available at marvin.com/joinus.
Marvin is a fourth generation family business headquartered in Warroad, Minnesota. The company has more than 6,000 employees in 16 cities across North America.
The company is also planning to host a 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. hiring fair on October 14 at the North West Fargo facility. The event will include facility tours, on-site interviews and hiring, Jorgenson said.