Graco French Lake Industrial Center

Sambatek’s land development, environmental, planning, and survey teams worked together on a Graco Inc. project in the cities of Dayton and Rogers, MN. The French Lake Industrial Center project, slated to be completed in August 2022, includes 392,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, 70,000 sq. ft. of office space, and 70,000 sq. ft. of lab space. 

With multiple divisions working on this project, we were able to provide a multidisciplinary approach resulting in a great first phase of the project. We look forward to this continued result as we complete The French Lake Industrial Center.

Graco Inc., a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, is headquartered in Minneapolis and operate facilities in Anoka and Rogers, Minnesota as well as around the world. They constructed a new facility in Dayton, Minnesota on approximately 100 acres of undeveloped land that is only a couple of miles from each of Graco’s two existing buildings in Rogers.

The land will support Graco’s sustained growth by allowing two of its three business divisions currently operating in Minneapolis to relocate. The new facility is scheduled to open in August 2022 to accommodate two of its operating divisions as part of the first phase for the property. Graco expects to move at least 225 employees from Minneapolis to Dayton once construction is finished. The Minneapolis campus now houses about 800 workers.

The expansion to the French Lake Industrial Center is the latest of similar moves over the last two decades by Graco, which makes industrial pumps and sprayers used by car manufacturers, construction contractors plus makers of tomato paste, peanut butter, and other foods. In 2019 Graco doubled the size of its Rogers operations, creating the largest construction project in that city's history.