Galaxy Enterprises finishes expansion [UPDATED]Published 11:13am Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated 11:16am Tuesday, April 30, 2013
For one Rothsay company, business is getting bigger and better.
Galaxy Enterprises recently finished building a new facility on the edge of the small town, one that owner Roque Rossetti said will meet the company’s growing customer base.
“We’ve had a lot of demand,” Rossetti said. “That’s meant more equipment and more people.”
The six-person operation makes parts for businesses in the oil, aerospace, medical, marine and food processing industries out of aluminum, steel, plastics, composite material and other exotic metals. Rossetti started the business after manufacturing parts in his spare time while working for Excel Plastics in Fergus Falls.
The secret to the company’s success, according to Rossetti, is the collaboration between his staff.
“We make good parts and great service, and have people who like what they’re doing. They’re an asset to this company,” Rossetti said. “I want to make sure they feel part of it. Everything we put out is because of their work.”
While it might come as a surprise to some that a small community like Rothsay as been the bedding for an growing manufacturer, Rossetti said it has been great place for his business. The recent boom in oil production in the Dakotas has helped as well.
“This community is very friendly, the city has great incentives and is close to Fargo,” Rossetti said. “It’s also not too far from Minneapolis, so it’s just a great location.”
While he doesn’t want to get ahead of himself, Rossetti said he is proud of what his company has accomplished in its short time and has plans for future development. The hard work and inventiveness that has moved the company will be the key to that future.
“I encourage my guys to experiment, to try new things and evolve,” Rossetti said. “My ultimate goal is to design, manufacture and build my own product. I’m not sure what that will be yet, but I would like for it to be a product for our military.”
Rossetti moved to Rothsay from Brazil in 1999. While his work has been supported by a number of individuals, including his wife, Casey, advice from his father years ago has been the cornerstone for his own American dream.
“I’m very proud of what I’ve accomplished and of all the help I’ve gotten along the way,” he said. “My father once told me there’s nothing a man could not achieve through hard work, perseverance, principles and sacrifices. I believe what he told me is true.”