Our Story

NORTHPOST Inc. is a family owned business that has been serving the fabrication needs of customers for over 30 years. Our focus has always been on great customer service, honesty and providing quality metal products start to finish. As Don Ryan, the Founder, use to say, “A satisfied customer is the best advertisement you can have”.

How It Started
It all began with a dream to be a one man venture in his home garage with one product called the “SnoMule” and it has grown to a two location business employing 19 people. Our employees are skilled in many types of welding, shearing and bending, Laser cutting, punch presses, drilling and powder coat painting.

Ogilvie Facility
In February 1993, Don outgrew the garage and we bought a shop in Ogilvie, MN and incorporated. The following year as business grew our son Joe joined the business. Then in 1995 we purchased AROM a company which applied LOCTITE products to nuts, bolts and fasteners. With an addition to the building we moved that operation to Ogilvie.

Expansions in 2005 and 2007
In 1999 we added space for an office but as the business continued to grow we found we needed to build a new structure in Ogilvie. We moved in to the new 6,000 sq. foot site the fall of 2005. In March of 2007, we purchased an 18,000 sq. foot site in Mora, MN. To this day we operate at both sites.

Northpost Inc. provides custom metal fabrication, welding, and powder coat painting as well as being an authorized LOCTITE processor for pre-application needs. Northpost Inc. creates and supplies custom orders for large and small companies as well as working on smaller projects as needed. No matter what the fabrication needs might be Northpost Inc. can get the job done.

The Family Tradition Continues
In 2011 Don passed the helm of the business on to his son Joe and wife Rose. Rose serves as the CEO focusing on financial matters and is a major shareholder; Joe as President and oversight for production operations. Together we continue to run the business with Don’s values of good customer service and providing quality products.