About Fougner Solutions

Leaders in representing manufacturers since 1982

We service North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, both municipally and industrially.

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Located in Bismarck, ND

Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm.

2910 East Broadway Avenue, Suite 16
Bismarck, ND 58501

Serving municipalities and plants all over the Northern Midwest states

  • power industry factory


  • water treatment plant


  • petrochemical industry


  • sugar facility


  • ethanol industry factory


  • oil and gas factory


  • oil and gas pumps

    Oil & Gas

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Meet our engineering team

The team behind Fougner

  • Erin Thomas

    Sales Engineer

    Experienced Energy Specialist who has spent the last ten years helping develop the next generation of energy, process, and energy distribution employees while teaching at the National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE), Bismarck State College. Erin has a comprehensive knowledge of power generation, process technology, petroleum production, and energy distribution. Her previous industry experience allowed her to gain a solid understanding of all the various plant systems and related equipment prior to her current role. This experience along with her formal education (Bachelor of Science) helps her collaborate with colleagues and other professionals in the industry to provide solutions to complex problems.

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    Mike Chamberlain

    Sales Engineer

    Mike trained in electronics in the USAF and spent four years working in the defense industry after leaving the military.  He transitioned his career to the power industry.  He trained and worked as an operator and E&I technician working at multiple plants.  After earning his business degree, he was promoted to an operations supervisor.  He worked 20+ years in the power industry.  With his expertise he began working for engineering firms doing consulting work.  Project management and instrumentation & control design is where he excels.  Just prior to working for Fougner Engineered Solutions, Mike taught energy and automation courses at Bismarck State College for 4 years.

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    Mark Tanner

    Chemical Engineer

    Mark’s work experience has centered around water treatment equipment & chemicals.  Past positions include technical sales, applications engineer, purchasing manager, and IT manager.  He has worked for Kurita America, Baker Hughes, Suez Environmental, FLSmidth, and Bridgepoint Systems.  His work experience has been in the following industries: water treatment, petrochemical, ethanol, power, oil & gas, chemical distribution, mining, and pulp & paper.  He now represents ClearStream Environmental which is owned by engineers he worked with at WesTech – his first engineering job!

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    Mark Fougner

    Mechanical Engineer

    Over forty years Mark Fougner began his career as a mechanical engineer working for UCC.  As Mark excelled in engineering and sales, he was recruited by one of UCC’s representatives.  A few years later Mark founded his own company.  Forty years later, Fougner Engineered Sales, Inc. represents dozens of principals and leading manufacturers in five States including UCC Environmental.

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    Office Manager

    Everyone loves working with Michelle.  As our office manager she wears many hats such as:  inside sales, purchasing manager, warehouse manager, logistics coordinator, and accountant.

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    Chris Rugg

    Book Keeper

    Chris Rugg is our part-time book keeper.  He works with Michelle and the accountants at Ritter Adair.

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    Jim Thomas

    Mechanical Engineer

    Jim has 30 years of engineering experience as a process & system engineer, mechanical component design (PFD, P&ID, Solidworks), water treatment design,  and system start-up, commissioning and troubleshooting.  Has consulted on numerous process systems for the power, mining, petrochemical, food & beverage, water treatment, and pulp & paper industries.

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    George Auen

    In Memory

    George excelled in his career and his personal life.  He will be missed by everyone at Fougner Engineered Solutions…

    George Auen Obituary

Why we’re different

With 40+ years of service, Fougner adeptly sources complex solutions for the largest companies.

Our job is to make your job easier.

Because we are a small business, and locally owned, we are flexible and responsive. We will process orders your way and can be the bridge between large companies and large vendors. We will always accommodate our customers. We can offer multi-million-dollar, turnkey solutions with process guarantees and financing to small parcel orders.

No matter your needs, we find a way to accomodate you.


Our customers love working with us

Thanks for being such a great partner... I appreciate your help & quick responses!

Purchasing Agent, MN