Employee Culture

Work/Life balance working at the Mill

Production Schedule

The production schedule is 4 ten hour days Monday thru Thursday and 3 day weekends.

1st Shift

Production employees start on 1st shift.

3 Weeks of Vacation

Employee's have 3 weeks of vacation.

Employee Training Opportunities

Employee's have the ability to cross train and learn skills for different jobs within the company.

What employees have to say. Here are some employee answers to the question "What is your favorite thing about working for Faribault Woolen Mill?

Joel - "Working at the Faribault Woolen Mill...."

"Working at the Faribault Woolen Mill has been a great experience for me due to this unique business that is one of the few left in United States and products that are top notch. Faribault Woolen Mill stands out from other factories/businesses because they have been around for over 150 years and it gives you the feeling that you are leaving your mark in this company for future generations to enjoy. Coming to work every day is literally like working in a museum that is still producing quality American made products that are hand built by people that love and use the products themselves. The Faribault Woolen Mill atmosphere gives you the opportunity to know everyone and be able to work alongside the owners and management with everyone striving for the same quality product that we have all enjoyed all these years."

Deon - "There is something special here at Faribault Woolen ...."

"There is something special here at Faribault Woolen Mill. We all get to experience it everyday. It’s in the history - the culture - the story. We get to work in a spirited, supportive and nurturing environment. There is a sense of family and community  woven as one. It is said you will never work a day in your life if you love what you do. Faribault Woolen Mill makes it easy to."

Barbara - "The attention to detail...."

“The attention to detail and craftsmanship that we have here at the mill is unique. You can’t find that at a lot of companies. I get a lot of satisfaction knowing that we make our blankets the right way and we make them to last.”


Dan has worked at the Mill for decades. He particularily loves the challenge of keeping the craftsmanship and tradition of weaving woolen blankets going to pass on to the next generation.


Dennis is "unofficially" retired. However, he still comes in 2 days a week and lends his unique skills and expertise to help the mill keep the carding machines, picking machines, and weaving looms running smoothly and efficiently.