Grills spark growth

Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Our core business has afforded us an opportunity to expand and grow," said Fruth, whose focus with Dalsin is on serving a number of key, large customers with significant growth potential. But making its own products has made sense and been a learning experience for the company, said Mark Spriggs, associate professor and chair of the entrepreneurship department at the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business. Spriggs is one of two outside members of Dalsin's board of directors.

"It was a good choice for them," Spriggs said. "They have the expertise to do that. They're never going to be a low-cost manufacturer. Their niche is to make a really good product."

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Originally published: 08/28/2011, Star Tribune