Land O’Lakes Inc. recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on an expansion of its Arden Hills, Minn., headquarters. Joined by local officials, partners and employees, Land O’Lakes celebrated the construction of a new building on its existing location to support the company’s significant growth over the last 10 years and its current and future workforce.
“As Land O’Lakes Inc. continues its journey of growth, we’re investing in the workspace to support innovation and a high-performance, team environment,” said Chris Policinski, president and chief executive officer of Land O’Lakes. “We believe this investment will enable the next chapter of growth for our organization in one of the greatest growth industries of our time: food and agriculture. We appreciate the partnership of those in local government, civic and community organizations during the project planning and consideration and look forward to working with them long into the future.”
Partnerships with the state of Minnesota, Ramsey County, the city of Arden Hills, the Mounds View School District and Greater MSP helped facilitate the opportunity for the project, which includes construction of the new building and renovation of exisiting facilities.
The new building will bring together the headquarters' employees who currently work in separate locations to a combined campus in Arden Hills. The new 155,000 sq. ft. facility will include on-site childcare and a fitness facility and is slated for completion in early 2018.