Wadena Chamber Business Highlight
Kern Electronics & Lasers
40 years ago, in 1981, Gerald and Ivy Kern founded Kern Electronics & Lasers after a few years of designing motion systems in his home garage. Now they manufacture large, industrial Laser systems that they sell worldwide. Their Co2 laser machines are capable of cutting various materials including metals, plastics, wood, and fabrics, while their Fiber lasers are used for processing sheet metals.
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The company now managed by two of their sons, Derek Kern is CEO/President of Kern Lasers, and Aaron Kern is CEO/President of their sister company Kern Technologies. Kern Technologies is responsible for manufacturing the industrial grade laser sources that are used on the laser systems manufactured at Kern Lasers.
Kern Lasers and Kern technologies currently employ approximately 50 employees. Their current building is 50,000 sq ft with and addition of 20,000 sq ft to be completed in the Spring of 2022, bringing their total square footage to 70,000.The company’s commitment to growth, safety through a well-maintained equipment and facility, superior customer service, high-levels of customer satisfaction, and dedication to their staff and customers makeup the backbone of the company today.