Located 6 miles north of the tiny town of Geneseo, North Dakota, (population 20), right in the middle of farm country, is the “Dakota Micro Manufacturing Facility” on the farm of Dave and Charissa Rubey. Now I have visited a number of “manufacturing facilities” located on farms before, but I have never visited a farm manufacturing facility that, in the words of Administrator Jovita Carranza, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Dakota Micro is “a world class operation manufacturing high quality camera systems from Cayuga, North Dakota”. These sentiments by Ms. Carranza were shared when Charissa was selected as SBA’s 2020 Small Business Person of the Year for North Dakota stating “A great success story from rural North Dakota!”
Dakota Micro, Inc. Is the exclusive manufacturer of AgCam, EnduraCam, InnoPro, RazerCam, and OverView rear view and surveillance camera lines. The AgCam, EnduraCam, InnoPro cameras and all associated adapters and cables are manufactured at their facility in Southeastern North Dakota. Dakota Micro also provides custom manufacturing to a wide variety of industries including, agriculture, construction, forestry, public works, and aggregate.
Dakota Micro has a highly trained and efficient staff capable of a wide variety of electronics manufacturing including soldering, assembly, and testing. It has a documented manufacturing reliability of 99.5% and specializes in rugged design and manufacturing. This company has evolved from a camera and accessories manufacturer, for business to include custom cable manufacturing and electronics assembly.
Dakota Micro is the “brainchild” of Charissa and her husband Dave, both pictured to the left. In fact, Dakota Micro Manufacturing is located on the Rubey Farmstead which Dave took over approximately 27 years ago from his father who passed away. The business was actually started shortly after they took over the farm due to an injury suffered by Dave. This injury was to his neck, so he needed a way to be able to “see” what his farm machinery was doing in order to operate efficiently so he and Charissa invented the camera system that they manufacture and market today to fulfill that need. I would encourage people to watch the following video to learn more about how the company was started and where it is at today, it is a true Horatio Alger Story!
A person can contact Dakota Micro by phone: 701-538-4403; or by mail, 8659 1481/2, Ave. SE, Cayuga, ND, 58103; or by email, email@example.com. But no matter what, view the you tube video cited above or go to their website www.dakotamicro.com and enjoy the story of a true North Dakota Couple that took “lemons” and made “lemonade” not only for themselves but for North Dakota.
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