Gallery sneak peek: Tunnels to the future

Published 1:42 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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This story appears in Progress 2012, publishing Sunday, Feb. 26. Look for it on newsstands.

Pulling up to the Akkerman campus on Mower County Road 2 outside of Brownsdale, one likely wouldn’t assume the family-owned company is world-class.

Tucked away in a grove created by trees and a curve in the highway, engineers, machinists and assembly workers design and manufacture pipe jacking and tunneling equipment used across the globe to install underground infrastructure.

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Look for this full story and much more in the 92-page Progress 2012, publishing Sunday, Feb. 26.