facebook icon


Call 715-695-2696

Cardinal Mfg ver red

Cardinal Manufacturing

"Filling the Skills Gap  
  One Student at a Time"

Call 715-695-2696

facebook icon

Welcome to Cardinal Mfg.

IMG 2402 CardinalMfg 858Learning is the main focus of the Cardinal Manufacturing program at the Eleva-Strum School District. Since 2007, Cardinal Manufacturing has been providing exceptional education opportunities for students to build professional, problem solving, and career skills. The program alsoStudents visit nearby MRS Machine for real-world experience was designed as a localized way to address the skills gap in advanced manufacturing and to engage our students in meaningful education. We are exposing students to the potential of manufacturing-related careers, sharpening their technical skills, and instilling the soft skills and professionalism that employers crave.

Essentially, Cardinal Manufacturing is a student-run machine shop. When you hire Cardinal Manufacturing for your machining, welding, or fabrication project you are helping teach valuable life skills while in return receiving a quality fair-priced product.

Cardinal Manufacturing is made possible because of the support of many groups, businesses, organizations and individuals. The ongoing support has benefitted many students and our regional economy, as well. As an organization, Cardinal Manufacturing extends its gratitude to the Eleva-Strum School District and the many individuals, businesses, and organizations who have contributed to the success of this program.

Workshop - October 2018

Our biggest-ever teacher workshop was held October 11, 2018, hosting more than 100 educators and industry leaders wanting to learn more about the Cardinal Manufacturing Program. Click here or the photo below to see more photos from the event.

October 2018 Cardinal Manufacturing Tour group with students

Cardinal Manufacturing 2018-2019 Team

Cardinal Class Photo 2018-2019Cardinal Manufacturing Class Picture 2018-19

Teacher Workshops

Many teachers and administrators contact Cardinal Manufacturing each year to learn how to create a program like it in their districts.  Upcoming workshops currently include Thursday, October 14, 2021 to show you how we started and how we do things today.

Click here for more info and registration form