In a store-front type building, in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina, Minnesota, inventor, engineer and CEO Gary Oberg started SPECTRAlytics® with two people and two lasers in 1990.
Although lasers have always been SPECTRAlytics® primary business, the products we've worked on have changed dramatically over the years. The very first process was to laser weld pressure sensors in a vacuum vessel for Honeywell. Acquiring a small CO2 laser shop led us to cutting sheet metal, wooden ornaments, bird houses - you name it.
In 1991, around the time the medical industry realized the potential of our technology, Gary started to attend the MDM tradeshows. Currently the medical industry accounts for 100% business today.
In 1998, Gary bought the current 21,000 square foot facility in the Dassel, Minnesota. The initial move included the tube cutting tools, but by July of 2000 all the equipment was moved. The building formerly belonged to a company called Nortronics, and Gary hired some of the former employees.
Soon after the move, business took off for SPECTRAlytics® as more and more companies began to realize our capacity, quality and ability to take on the toughest challenge and make it reality.
Today, SPECTRAlytics® is still growing and adding capabilities. We are expanding into an additional 62,500 square foot building also located in Dassel, Minnesota. Allowing us to support our customers growing needs and continue to offer the quality, service and lead times they rely on to support their projects.