Minnesota Millwork plans $8 million expansion, if state comes through

MONTGOMERY, Minn. - A Minnesota millwork firm is planning an $8 million expansion, but according to local reports, the expansion is contingent on state fund approval.

Minnesota Millwork & Fixtures told the Lonsdale City Council that it was "out-of-space" and is proposing an $8.3 million, three-phase project to build out facilities.

According to the Lonsdale News-Review, the first phase includes automating a paint line and adding a 1-million dust collector. In addition, a vacant building across the street is being purchased and renovated.

The second phase includes the construction of a 30,000-square-foot building next to the current Minnesota Millwork building. Finally, in phase three, the current and the 30,000-square-foot building are being connected, adding another 10,000 square feet.

As part of the funding, the paper reported that Minnesota Millwork is seeking a grant from the state through the Minnesota Investment Fund, which would add about $450,000 for the project, and have some benefits to the city.

Minnesota Millwork & Fixtures has been producing commercial cabinetry and architectural millwork since 1977. The company was formerly known as R & L Woodcraft.


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