By the numbers

  • 15


    in business

  • 17,248

    sq ft

    of manufacturing space

  • 10

    in-house capabilities

  • 44

    manufacturing machines

  • 2,000


    completed projects per year

  • 760


    clients served

Our history

October 2005

A humble beginning

Prototype Solutions Group, Inc. opened its doors for business in October 2005 in Menomonie, WI. With combined experience in prototyping and product development, five founders including Alan Anderson, Kurt Bengtson, Tom Budd, Scott Hearley and Karen Halvorson-Falk, set out to create a full-service rapid prototyping firm.

With a humble beginning, PSG leased a 10,000 square foot facility (once a potato chip factory) and started serving clients with three CNC machines, six casting tanks, one 3D printer, and one paint booth. With just three employees in the first four months of operation, PSG was off to a successful start working with small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

July 2008

Leased no more!

In just three short years, PSG purchased the facility in July 2008.


Expansion of capabilities

Several manufacturing machines were added to the production floor in these two years:

  • Purchase of first 5-axis CNC mill in 2009
  • Acquisition of pad printing business in 2010
  • Purchase of first FDM machine in 2011
  • Purchase of 150 watt laser system in 2011
  • Acquisition of a model shop from a local manufacturer in 2011
February 2012

Busting at the seams

As employee count grew quickly it wasn’t too long before manufacturing space was limited. Expansion began in February 2012 with the addition of 14,000 square feet to nearly double the amount of manufacturing space.

September 2013

Cast away

PSG purchased a new heated casting tank for additional casting capabilities. This new tank is 4 feet in diameter and 6 feet long.

December 2015

Going live!

PSG invests in live tooling capabilities to increase efficiencies and versatility to the CNC shop.

October 2016

Large frame SLA

With the purchase of the ProX 800, PSG increased their SLA build envelope size to 25.6" x 29.5" x 21.65".


Continued Success

PSG continues to successfully operate in the 24,000 square foot facility with more than 40 manufacturing machines. The founders’ approach to business has enabled the company to grow and evolve its services and capabilities to add value to many industries.

From the very beginning, through all of the change, and as PSG’s story continues to unfold, one thing will remain certain: a strong commitment to service and quality.

Our values

Our people

The secret to our success is working with the right people. Our team is made up of thinkers, makers, and doers. We focus, we hustle, we accomplish.

Haven't met us yet? Stop by and see us anytime!

Joel Roemhild

Project Manager

With 15 years of experience in the rapid prototyping industry, Joel has a proven ability to support multiple projects from low fidelity to highly complex. He is highly focused on delivering what clients desire on every quote and order. Joel is a graduate of UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Electronics and Computer Technology.

Kurt Bengtson

Project Manager

A graduate of Bemidji State University’s Industrial Technology/Model Making program, Kurt continues to enhance his knowledge base and skill set throughout his career of over 27 years. His familiarity with prototype and production technologies give him the ability to creatively develop solutions to best fit any project requirements. Kurt is dedicated to delivering exceptional service to customers, time after time.

Mark Rudiger

Project Manager

Mark has an extensive portfolio of successfully managed projects in his 11 years with PSG. With a degree in Machine Tool, Mark brings 25 years of CNC machining knowledge to our project management staff. His ability to build strong professional relationships has led to his long-term success.

Tom Budd

Project Manager

With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Tom uses a blend of “old school” and cutting-edge rapid prototyping technology to create sensible solutions for clients. He has a successful track record of good judgement and accoutability in managing time-sensitive projects. Tom currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Bemidji State University’s Technology, Art & Design Department.

Brad Thornton

Model Shop Supervisor

Mike Sandvig

CNC Supervisor

Eben Davids

RP/CAD Supervisor

Joey Weinberger

Casting Supervisor

Scott Hearley

Plant Manager

Alan Anderson