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Greater Minnesota Engraving & Awards opens in Winsted
April 25, 2016

Ivan Raconteur

WINSTED, MN – Imagination may be the only limit to personalized products available from Greater Minnesota Engraving and Awards, which opened at 120 6th St. N. in Winsted last Monday.

When Greater Minnesota Sign & Graphics (formerly Herald Journal Sign & Graphics) learned Rite Way Laser Engraving in Lester Prairie was up for sale, the company saw it as an opportunity to expand the range of products it can offer its customers, according to manager Troy Feltmann.

“Now, the engraving can all be done in-house,” Feltmann said.

Assisting Greater Minnesota Engraving and Awards during the transition will be Arnie Boich, who ran Rite Way Laser Engraving since the company was formed in the spring of 2007.

Feltmann said he and his staff will all be trained in the use of the equipment.

“I’ll be training them how to engrave, and all the different nuances of laser engraving,” Boich said.

Boich explained the equipment will allow Greater Minnesota Engraving and Awards to cut or engrave a wide variety of materials including wood, marble, plastic, glass, crystal, acrylic, and many kinds of metal.

It is even possible to engrave on stainless steel with a special process using Cermark spray, which bonds to the metal, Boich said.

Feltmann said the company can engrave products such as name tags, desk plates, wall signs, awards, plaques, trophies, ID and safety tags, and more.

The company can do personalization of gifts of all kinds.

“There’s a whole boatload of things we can do now,” Feltmann said.

He added that one area he hopes to expand is items that can be used for fundraisers for local groups, such as personalized water bottles or cake pans.

One customer brought in a stainless steel toaster, Boich said, and he engraved on that.

He noted some customers bring in their own items, such as gun stocks, to be engraved.

Other things he has done for customers include title plates on paintings for an artist’s studio, and name plates for teachers at a school.

Greater Minnesota Engraving and Awards can engrave a wide variety of items with personal messages and logos.

“Contact us with any project, and we’ll be happy to take a look at it,” Feltmann said.

“We’re excited to meet the needs of our community, and the businesses and manufacturers in our region,” owner Chris Schultz commented.

For more information, contact Troy Feltmann at (320) 485-2535 or visit www.greatermnengravingandawards.com.

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