480,000-square-foot addition more than doubles size of facility
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2018--
Graco Inc.(NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling
equipment, announces its plans to expand its David A. Koch Center
facility in Rogers, Minnesota. The facility, named after the Company’s
former President, CEO and Chairman, is the worldwide headquarters for
its Contractor Equipment Division. This project will add 480,000 square
feet to the existing 316,000-square-foot manufacturing, office and
product development facility. Graco expects to break ground later this
month and will continue its current operations in the space throughout
the project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.
“To say the City of Rogers is excited for the Graco expansion is an
understatement. Council and staff have worked hard alongside Graco to
help make the project a reality and it will represent the single largest
construction project in our city’s history in both size and value,” said
Rick Ihli, Mayor of the City of Rogers. “We are proud Graco has chosen
to expand and invest in Rogers, and we look forward to the partnership
with Graco for many years to come.”
Graco’s Koch Center facility currently employs more than 450 people, and
the expansion is projected to create 84 new jobs there over the next
four years. The additional space will increase manufacturing, office,
research and development capacity as well as add a training facility. In
addition to the David A. Koch Center, Graco operates a distribution
facility in Rogers, which employs more than 160 people.
“We develop products with proven quality and leading technology, and our
growth is allowing us to build this world-class facility. Upon
completion of the project, we will be opening the doors to our
state-of-the-art training center for distributors and customers from
around the globe,” said Dale Johnson, President of Graco’s Worldwide
Contractor Equipment Division. “Thank you to the City of Rogers,
Hennepin County and the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and
Economic Development for their assistance in making this expansion a
Graco is currently collaborating on this project with general contractor
Mortenson Construction and architectural services firm RSP Architects.
Supporting services will be provided by MCE Engineers, Erickson Roed,
Tegra Group and Rehder.
Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for
the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial
applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment
to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder
materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based
Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing,
processing, construction and maintenance industries. For additional
information about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com
or on Twitter @GracoInc.
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Charlotte Boyd, 612-623-6153