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Otsego, M.N. – Last week, Congressman Tom Emmer recently toured the new Advanced Volumetric Alliance (AVA) manufacturing facility in Albertville, Minnesota as part of his efforts to bolster manufacturing opportunities in the state. 

Congressman Emmer said, “Minnesota’s manufacturing industry employs more than 300,000 hard-working men and women, accounting for more than 13% of the private sector jobs in our state. It was a pleasure to meet and speak with some of these dedicated Minnesotans while touring AVA.”

Advanced Volumetric Alliance (AVA) designs, engineers, and manufactures full volumetric modular units, focused on multi-family living, senior living, and the hospitality industry. Volumetric construction involves the joining of factory-finished modules to form a complete building, such as an apartment building or senior living facility. The company opened a new, 180,000-square-foot, all-indoor, manufacturing facility in the Spring of 2022. 


Emmer has been a champion for Minnesota’s manufacturing workforce. In the 117th Congress, he introduced the Investing in American Workers Act. This legislation, when enacted, would establish a business-related tax credit for employers who increase their spending on worker training expenditures.

You can read the text of the legislation here.