Curt Jasper Inducted Into Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor

Curt Jasper Inducted Into Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor

Ajax Human Resources Manager Courtney Mickelson and Director of Operations Curt Jasper shown at the company’s continuous improvement board.


Ajax Metal Forming Director of Operations Curt Jasper was inducted into the Minnesota National Guard Court of Honor on October 6, 2019 at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota. The Court of Honor recognizes service members who have distinguished themselves during their military service and within their communities.

Curt has achieved the rank of Command Sargent Major, the highest enlisted rank in the United States Army.

“The Court of Honor is an inspirational achievement for everyone in the Minnesota National Guard – young and old, enlisted or commissioned,” said Col. Brian Melton, Camp Ripley Garrison Commander. “The exceptional example of service each inductee embodies has motivated us all for several decades and will well into the future.”

“Curt continues to make invaluable contributions to our company and his community,” said Ajax President Kent Djubek. “Our colleagues here at Ajax join Curt’s friends and family in celebrating this great honor.”

Ajax a Top Workplace Five Years Running

Ajax a Top Workplace Five Years Running

Ajax Metal Forming of Minneapolis, MN picked up another StarTribune Top Workplaces honor for 2019. That’s five and counting.


StarTribune Top Workplaces recognition is no small thing. It tells people that our company cares about our employees. It gets our name out there via a major metropolitan newspaper. More importantly, it means that our people think Ajax is a swell place to work.

We like that. A lot. It’s the kind of humbling endorsement that goes far beyond industry awards (we like those too, BTW).

If you’ve never run a business, you may not appreciate just how important your people are to the success of your company. When people think highly of the company they work for, they’re more effective at their jobs. Customers sense that right away.

Ajax is celebrating our 75th anniversary this year. We’ll continue to do what it takes to remain one of the top employers in the Twin Cities area. The future of our company depends on having great people in every role.

Ajax Hosts MFG Day 2019 Students

Ajax Hosts MFG Day 2019 Students

Ajax Metal Forming Solutions Director of Operations Curt Jasper demonstrates a metal forming process to Minneapolis area high school students during MFG Day 2019 on the Ajax plant floor.


Ajax hosted 175 Twin Cities-area high school students on October 3 & 4 for Manufacturing Day. Students were treated to a meet & greet session that included presentations from several of Ajax’s metal forming pros.  Wearing safety gear, students were taken on guided plant tours with demonstration stops at each machinery bay.

Ajax makes a huge effort each year on MFG Day to provide presentations and demonstrations to these youngsters because they and others like them represent our future manufacturing talent pool.  Several of our current Ajax colleagues were introduced to us through this process, so we’ve become believers. Another fresh batch will visit us next year!

Created by the Manufacturers Association in 2012, Manufacturing Day has enjoyed support from many organizations aligned with its mission of positively changing the public perception of modern manufacturing. Ajax has been an active participant in this event since its inception.