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Minnesota Woodcraft, Inc

Manufacturer of the most functional, easy-to-own and luxurious pet exercise pens for in-home confinement of smaller dogs and other pets.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Savage, MN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

We design, produce and sell (via our brand website, a line of totally unique high-quality furniture-style indoor pet confinement products for upscale owners of small and medium-sized-dogs, and other smaller pets. This market has been very poorly served by unattractive plastic and flimsy wire fence-style structures providing severely inadequate functionality and low aesthetic value. We are now seeking to expand nationally.


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    Steve Shaw

    Experienced manager of engineering and consulting business units in both large and medium-sized corporations.

    Managed departmental budgets, direct reports and multimillion dollar project implementations.

    Inventor of all Pupperton products and patent holder of two prior corporate-sponsored patents.

    Education: B.Sc. EE (1980), B.Sc. CS (1989), and PMP (Project Mgmt. Professional) certified (2009)

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    Robert Strom
    VP, Manufacturing

    Professional woodworker for over 33 years involved in all aspects of wood product manufacturing from raw lumber processing to assembly, finishing and installation. Plus, T&M estimation, marketing, purchasing, drafting, custom equipment design and maintenance, requirements definition and negotiation and sales.

    24 years of manufacturing supervisory experience.

    Prior owner of two small businesses:
    1. Custom cabinet making.
    2. Freight transpo


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    Adam Blahnik, Attorney, PLLP, Prior Lake, MN
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    Chris Schadow, CPA, Messerli & Schadow, PLLP; Edina MN

Previous Investors

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    Steve Shaw, President