The new 538 000 sq ft building will house office and factory space.
“The opening of our fourth Minnesota campus is driven by our commitment to continuous improvement,” said Mark Sheahan, president and CEO of Graco. “Our business segments in Minneapolis have reached full capacity, which created a need to expand both our factory and office spaces. The new state-of-the-art facility in Dayton will continue providing enough space for these segments to grow for many years to come.”
Working with Impact Power Solutions (IPS), Graco has added a 1.4 MW solar array, consisting of over 3100 solar panels, on the roof of the building. Over the next 30 years, the solar array is expected to offset over 23 000 tons of CO2. IPS has also partnered with American Forests to plant 1400 trees, one for each kW of solar installed.
“Graco will continue to invest in the communities and environments we live in,” said Angie Wordell, Graco’s executive vice president of Operations. “With this new campus, Graco will replace some of our traditional energy consumption methods with solar energy. We’ve chosen to invest in more sustainable energy because it’s the right thing to do for the environment, our communities, customers, employees and the business.”