This is “Minnesota Manufacturing Week.” Nearly one in seven jobs in Minnesota is tied to the manufacturing industry, and it has the second-largest payroll of any business sector in the state. In New Ulm, manufacturers account for almost 23% of the area’s employment, and range from 3 employees to over 600. New Ulm’s Industries of the Year this year are Design Home Center and Puhlmann Lumber and Design. They will be featured on KNUJ coming up next month. Also, in honor of Minnesota Manufacturing Week, Parker Hannifin in New Ulm will be part of a special public “Tour of Manufacturing” taking place this coming Saturday from 9am to 3pm.