Students, public take part in South Central Tour of Manufacturing

Kahler Automation welcomed more than 150 visitors for tours of its facility on October 3rd & 5th as part of the 2019 South Central Tour of Manufacturing. Students from four area schools and members of the general public took advantage of this opportunity to learn more about our bulk material handling products and services, as well as the skills and education required for the many different types of jobs here.

Kahler was one of four Martin County businesses, and 20 across all of south central Minnesota, that participated in the event. For more information, please visit

Registration open for Summer 2019 Advanced Software Training

Registration open for Summer 2019 Advanced Software Training

Training on Kahler Automation’s Terminal Management 2 and Plant Supervisor 4 software for dry & liquid facilities returns for the Summer 2019 season.

Advanced Training sessions will be offered in July & August at Kahler HQ in Fairmont, Minn. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of 12 students per session. This restriction on class size allows for one-on-one time with instructors, project coordinators and our sales team, and gives each student the opportunity to operate their own computer during "hands-on" segments.  

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Kahler Automation mourns loss of Dennis Turner

Dennis Turner, 1950-2018

Longtime Kahler Automation Special Projects Coordinator Dennis Turner, a cornerstone of the company’s success and spirit of innovation, passed away Dec. 31, 2018 in Fairmont, Minn., following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Dennis Turner,” said CEO Dave Cone. “It is hard to capture in words what Dennis meant to all of us at Kahler Automation, let alone the impact he had on our business.

“He was a man of many talents which he employed regularly, often taking on the most difficult challenges within any project or product. Dennis truly enjoyed the research and data mining required to allow him to puzzle together a possible solution or remedy. It’s safe to say that we would not be where we are today if Dennis had not joined the Kahler team nearly 30 years ago.

Dennis at the 2017 “STEAM INTO STEM” event at Fairmont Elementary School

“He will be sorely missed by the entire Kahler Automation family. Our sympathy and condolences to the Turner family.”

Dennis retired in 2017 after a 25-year career with Kahler Automation, although he continued to provide assistance on projects from his home machine shop. In addition to his engineering creativity Dennis brought to Kahler a wonderful sense of humor, and he delighted in sharing his love of technology with youth at area STEM and career events.

Memorial service is 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, at Immanuel Lutheran and one hour prior to the memorial service. Dennis’ obituary can be read at


Kahler employees respond to Christmas fundraiser challenge

Kahler employees respond to Christmas fundraiser challenge

For the third year in a row, Kahler Automation employees stepped up to the challenge of helping make Christmas a little merrier for area kids in need. The goal was to raise money toward Christmas gifts for children in our community and bring some holiday cheer to them and their families — and our folks did an amazing job.

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