Ryan Companies announced today they have officially closed on land in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, where they will develop and build the new US headquarters for Kurita America, Inc. a leading producer of water treatment solutions. The build-to-suit will be located at Ryan’s business park development, 610Zane.
The City of Brooklyn Park approved the project on March 30th, and Ryan began construction on April 13th. The location will stand as Kurita’s US headquarters, which is comprised of a consolidation between Tonka Water out of Plymouth, Minnesota, Fremont Industries out of Shakopee, Minnesota, and US Water out of St. Michael, Minnesota.
Of the 156,000 square foot facility, approximately 84,000 square feet will be allocated as production space and the remainder will serve as lab, training and office space. In addition, the new facility will feature an elevated, observation deck overlooking the entire production area which is larger than a football field. Kurita expects approximately 200 of its 620 employees will occupy the building once completed.
Kurita America specializes in providing water solutions for industrial, commercial and institutional facilities, and municipal drinking water markets. They design, manufacture and implement integrated solutions including chemicals, equipment systems, and on-site services that create economic value, help ensure sustainability, and environmental stewardship for their customers.
“We have built a great relationship with Kurita’s team and learned a lot about their business during the development process. They are a great company, and we’re proud to be their partner. They are a perfect fit for our 610Zane Business Park, and they will be an excellent addition to the solid employer base in the Brooklyn Park community. Our hope is their new facility will allow them to continue their growth and assist in recruiting and retaining employees, especially given the proximity to amenities within the business park. We are excited to get to work.” – Dan Mueller, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies.
In addition to the development of the site, Ryan Companies has designed the site core and shell and will build the project. PlanForce is the interior designer. Kurita was represented by Corporate Tenant Advisors and Ryan Companies was by CBRE in the transaction.