We’ve been perfecting the science of manufacturing baler twines in Albert Lea, Minn., since 1976. Larry Madson has been with us for 32 of those years. Larry is not alone in his longevity; the average years of service for our hourly employees at our Albert Lea facility is over 11 years!
Bridon has four 12-hour shifts, allowing us to maximize efficiencies by producing twine 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Larry works a rotating schedule of 3/5/4 (3 nights on, 5 nights off, 4 nights on) then 4/5/3. He is no stranger to hard work either. Before working at Bridon, Larry was in road construction. He also farmed for 25 years; a job he did while working at Bridon. “The flexible schedule enabled me to work on the farm and in the factory.” Larry started out rotating through extrusion, spooling, and packaging; today he is the technician in charge of final packaging on the Blue Night shift. His job is essential to not only creating the world’s best baler twine, but ensuring it is packaged properly and efficiently. “Quality is our main priority. We know that our customers expect the best when they buy Bridon,” says Larry.
Think all twine is the same? Larry doesn’t, and neither do we. At Bridon we say “Anything Less will cost you more™” — our customers and employees live by this motto. We’ve proven it over and over during the 37 years we’ve been manufacturing and perfecting baler twine. It has to be the best, or it just isn’t good enough!
If it’s your first time here, or you are an old friend who hasn’t been here for awhile, take a minute to click through our product lines. We are constantly striving for longer, stronger, and more efficient products to make your job easier and more productive.
On May 15, 2012 Bridon Cordage was featured on Manufacturing Marvels™ an award-winning production narrated by John Criswell. Manufacturing Marvels™ spotlights leading American manufacturers, their products, and their manufacturing and quality processes.