James Bergman's occupations and interests cover a wide scope of opportunity and experience. Although design is perhaps most intriguing for James, the vertical integration between the design and the manufacturing processes of a product is a challenge that James addresses in all of his engineering projects.
His engineering accomplishments just since 1991 then include:
In 1991, James founded Beamco Incorporated to engineer and manufacturer various systems. He is still the president and owner today. In 1997, James began a separate manufacturing company called BMI located near Oslo, MN and Argyle, MN to separate manufacturing responsibilities from Beamco. BMI provides the production capabilities for NorthStar.
James Bergman also farms 1300 combined acres of sugar beets, wheat and pinto beans. He grew up in a farming family and became responsible for his own crop and equipment while yet in high school. In 28 years of farming, he has maintained the viability of his farm and the lifestyle that it provides for himself and his family. Advancements that James has made to his farming operation to adjust to the challenges of the farming industry include
James’s education and employment experience prior to his current engineering work include:
James and his wife, Donilyn and three children live on the family farm and are active in community and church activities. Though much of James’s time is spent with Beamco work, he likes to maintain his connection with the earth and cycles of life, and keep his hands working with real equipment. When others go to their lake cabin, he goes to the farm; when others go golfing, he goes farming.