Marshall became a city in 1901, but had a history that started years before, when the railroad was extended to Marshall. Perhaps one of the the most notable things about Marshall is that the $3 billion food company Schwan began here, and still employs around 1,500 people in the city. The Schwan food company is the 3rd largest privately held corporation in the whole state of Minnesota, following Carlson and Cargill. Marshall is a safe place to live and has a rather low unemployment rate in comparison to the rest of the United States. It is expected to be a growing place in the coming years, and has a promising development plan for the city. Another large establishment in Marshall is Southwest Minnesota State University. This four-year college has around 3,700 students year round, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The weather in Marshall is rather pleasant, and doesn’t receive extreme amounts of snow like many other parts of Minnesota. The spring and summer months typically bring the most precipitation in the form of rain. Throughout these months temperatures are very comfortable around 70-80 degrees.
Michael is proud to have worked for Northwest Pipe Fittings for 39 years. He was born in Iowa, worked in a canning factory and drove a parcel delivery van while attending college. Hired by Northwest Pipe in Marshall MN in 1979, he started out working in the warehouse and drove a delivery truck, then counter sales, inside sales, outside sales, sales manager, and now manager.