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  • Seek first to understand and don't act on emotion

  • Have a "can do" attitude and achieve results

  • Own your actions, be honest about our limits and hold each other accountable for excellence


  • Understand the information we have and its implications

  • Value, promote, and fiercely protect our legacy


  • Be tough on the problem, not on people

  • Tactfully convey what is on your mind and encourage others to do the same

  • Take a proactive stand on creating and maintaining a healthy work-life balance


  • Seek to understand what works, what doesn't, and why

  • Use face-to-face dialogue where and when possible

  • Deliver concise, accurate, and timely information


  • Actively listen for understanding

  • Assume the intent is a positive one

  • Value differences, acept and not judge others


  • Demonstrate cultural curiosity, respect for differences, patience and tolerance

  • Recognize everyone's ideas and contributions

  • Encourage and seek alternative options in order to bring different perspectives to solve complex problems


  • Encourage there to take initiative and give their best

  • Stay committed even when it is difficult

  • Contribute fully to the activities of the team


  • Act with integrity

  • Be truthful and transparent

  • Expect and value openness

At Windings, each employee is valued as a critical contributor to the company’s overall success. Windings is committed to providing a stable work environment and equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity, innovation, collaboration, teamwork, continuous improvement, and valuing differences form the core of Windings’ culture. Employees work together to improve processes, and the dedication they have for their company is reflected in the quality and performance of products.

Windings’ understands that life exists and extends beyond the boundaries of the work environment. That’s employee owners are offered great options to live life in balance across work, education, family and friends.


You won’t find off-the-shelf electric motors and components here. Every product or service we provide is tailored to fit the unique requirements and restrictions of our customer’s application. Windings works on a variety of exciting applications; Motors and components travel to the moon, drill down below sea-level, reach speeds over 200 mph around a track, and handle life-critical functions in an operating room.

Effective December 8, 2021, Windings will require all employees and new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they qualify for an approved medical and/or religious exemption



Taking care of your whole self.  Health benefits for you and your family may include…

  • Medical and pharmacy benefits

  • Dental benefits

  • Vision eyewear coverage

  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Wellness Programs / Initiatives



Taking care of your financial future.  Financial benefits for you and your family may include…

  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)

  • Bonus Plan

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Holiday Pay

  • Vacation and Personal Time

  • Healthcare and Daycare Flexible Spending Account

  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Legal and Identify Theft Protection

  • Education Reimbursement



Learn as you earn. Be empowered to do your best work.  Career benefits for you may include…

  • Leadership Development Programs

  • Recognition and Years of Service Programs

  • Flexible Work Schedule



ESOP stands for Employee Stock Ownership Plan. It is a qualified retirement plan, similar to a profit sharing or a 401(k) plan, except that the investment in the ESOP is the company’s stock. In 1998, Windings Inc. formed an ESOP for a planned purchase and transition of Company stock to the employees of Windings. The higher sense of responsibility that comes with employee ownership has made us even more responsive to customer needs and encourages innovation to bring greater value to our customers. In 2008, we became 100% employee-owned.


Winding’s continuing policy is to afford Equal Employment Opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy of equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of the employment relationships, including applications and initial employment, promotion and transfer, selection for training opportunities, wage/salary administration, recruiting, hiring, reassignments, sponsored training, compensation, benefits, layoff and rehires, termination of employment, recreation programs, and the application of services, retirement, seniority, employee benefit plan policies and other terms and conditions of employment as provided by law.



Employees and applicants of Windings will not be subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisting in a review, investigation or hearing, or have otherwise sought to secure their legal rights related to any federal, state, or local law regarding EEO for individuals with disabilities or protected veterans. Employees or applicants who feel that they have been subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because of their disability or status as a protected class should promptly contact a manager in their chain of command, or promptly contact the EEO Coordinator for assistance.



Windings is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and provides reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you are having difficulty applying online for a position with our company due to your disability and need accommodation, you may e-mail us. Please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line of your e-mail or call us at 507-233-2034.


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“Windings is not a workplace, it is an ESOP family. We work together, provide a remarkable product to our customers and celebrate our successes. Products we work with on a day-to-day basis are unique and each is simply remarkable.”

“Windings offers good training and follow through.”

“I enjoy the collaborative environment and how engaged all Employee Owners’ are. Windings is in the business of creating complex solutions to support technology advancement.”

“I came to Windings because of the community and I wanted a better life for my family and kids. I also came because of the longevity of the company.”

“The ESOP allows us to retire and plan for our future. It provides us with financial well-being.”

“I like working for Windings because everyone is always engaged, everyone counts and everyone matters to our success. We all have a stake in the company’s success and our thoughts and input are valued.”


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