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January 4, 2013



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Falgren selected Maintenance Operations Manager for MnDOT District 7 (Mankato/Windom)


MANKATO, Minn. – Jed Falgren of Mankato, was recently selected to the position of Assistant District Engineer for District 7 Maintenance Operations of the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  District 7 includes 13 counties in south central and southwestern Minnesota with offices in Mankato and Windom.


Falgren, whose appointment began Dec. 10, replaces Acting ADE Thomas Zimmerman who resumes his role as District 7 Superintendent.

Falgren and his staff of approximately 170 are responsible for the maintenance of over 1,300 miles of state and federal highways, 448 bridges, and 10 rest areas.  Highway maintenance workers are located strategically throughout the district in 20 truck station to provide snow and ice control and maintain the state transportation system.

Falgren previously worked for MnDOT District 7 from 1989 to 1995 in various engineering roles.  More recently he was president of The Casting Edge, LLC consulting in strategic planning, operations improvement and leadership.  Falgren worked for 14 years at Dotson Iron Castings in Mankato.  His positions at Dotson included Quality Manager, Vice President of Manufacturing and Vice President of Sales and Marketing.


A native of Windom, Falgren holds a bachelor of science in Transportation Engineering from North Dakota State University.  Married to Lisa, he has three daughters and one son.


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