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Nilfisk to Move Americas Headquarters to Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Plymouth, Minn. — April 2, 2015 — Nilfisk, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment, announced that it is moving its Americas headquarters from Plymouth, Minn., to Brooklyn Park, Minn.
For the past 28 years, Nilfisk has maintained its Americas headquarters in Plymouth, most recently in a 216,000-square-foot facility near the intersection of Minnesota State Highway 55 and 21st Avenue North. With its current lease set to expire in April of 2016, the company has opted to build a new 182,000-square-foot facility in Brooklyn Park’s Northcross Business Park.
“With our lease expiring, we saw an opportunity to assess our needs as it relates to production capacity and work flow and determine if our current facility was sufficiently meeting those needs. In the end, we decided that a new custom-built facility would serve us better, not just for today but for well into the future,” said Diane Lapp, CFO of Nilfisk Americas. “Not only will our new facility better serve our employees, but it will allow us to further enhance our ability to provide world-class products and service to our customers.”
Lapp added that the move, which will begin in the fourth quarter of 2015 and be complete by the first quarter of 2016, will include all current Plymouth-based employees, about 300, and all operations as they exist today, including manufacturing and production, sales and marketing, R&D and product management, and corporate services.
Northcross Business Park is at the intersection of Minnesota State Highway 610 and U.S. Highway 169, just 12 miles from Nilfisk’s current location. Nilfisk is working with United Properties and Pope Architects to develop and design its new space.