Finance & Commerce honors manufacturer

Alliance Machine accepted the Progress Minnesota award. Left to right are Greg Hofstede, manager of operational excellence; Pat Provo, president; and Bryan Provo, vice president.
Alliance Machine accepted the Progress Minnesota award. Left to right are Greg Hofstede, manager of operational excellence; Pat Provo, president; and Bryan Provo, vice president.

Twin Cities-based publication Finance & Commerce has honored Elk River manufacturer Alliance Machine with its 2017 Progress Minnesota award.
Alliance Machine and 27 other individuals, companies, organizations and institutions were recognized for driving business growth and economic development across Minnesota in innovative ways.
Honorees were selected by a panel of judges. The winners were feted April 6 at an event at the Minneapolis Event Center.
“Through many years of challenges and successes, it felt gratifying to be recognized by the people representing ‘Progress Minnesota,’” said Alliance Machine founder and owner Pat Provo.
He said he and his son Bryan are grateful to all the dedicated people within their organization who helped them achieve many of their goals in the past several years.
Alliance Machine is a family- and veteran-owned company that provides precision manufacturing to the medical, defense and aerospace industries. The company was founded in 1987 and operates out of a 42,000-square-foot facility in Northstar Business Park. It employs more than 40 people.
Alliance Machine is operated by founder and owner Pat Provo along with the second generation owner, Bryan Provo, who took over day-to-day operations of the company in 1994. Bryan also serves on the Elk River Economic Development Authority and Elk River Fire Department.
For more information about Alliance Machine, go to www.alliancemachine.com.