January 5, 2012 at 8:37 a.m.

Kendall Howard employees think small when creating gift for company CEO

Kendall Howard employees think small when creating gift for company CEO
Kendall Howard employees think small when creating gift for company CEO

The good folks at Kendall Howard manufacturing in Chisago City may have hit on a new corporate team-building exercise that could become the next big thing. Kendall Howard staff spent over 100 hours on laying out and making an exact replica of their plant out of LEGOs. The model was completed outside of work hours as a personal statement by the staff to their company owner.

Completed in time to be presented to CEO Randy Herried for Christmas-- this detailed model is quite the undertaking.

It includes each work space and the inventory and equipment used to manufacture the items, there's a miniature forklift, a receptionist is seated at her front desk, visible through the entryway doors. The model even has posters on the walls representing the real posters in the facility, in Chisago City's industrial park.

Stephanie Kingslien, Kendall Howard product coordinator, said the inspiration came from Herried himself, who encourages out-of-the-box thinking and cooperation among staff. "With a goal and a plan of attack we can accomplish unimaginable things," she said, including and not limited to, this fascinating LEGOs model.


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