Crown iron works


9879 Naples Street NE
Blaine, MN


Project Management, Build-to-Suit
67,000 SF

Project Partners

Broker: TaTonka
Architect: Mohagen Hansen
Contractor: Mortenson/RJM

Project End Date

July 2019


Crown Iron Works enlisted the services of 45 North Group to help with the construction of their new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. Their goal was to create a showpiece for customers – a facility that demonstrates their extraction expertise and reflects their drive to continuously innovate. 45 North group managed the design process and construction activities for 62,000 square feet of office and warehouse, as well as a 5,000 square foot extraction lab. One of the more unique challenges on the project was the construction of a 100-foot tall refining tower located adjacent to the Anoka County Airport which required negotiations with the FAA. Having previously been in an outdated, older building and outgrowing the space, the new location has allowed them to expand their research and development capabilities, as well as enhance and refine their processes.

Client Testimonial

"Friendly and professional, 45 North Group provided valuable project management service in the construction of our Global Headquarters and Innovation Center. Our project combined everything from office buildout to the inclusion of a small-scale, fully functioning industrial processing facility. 45 North Group helped us navigate a complex lease agreement, numerous unique circumstances and negotiations, and contractor and municipal requirements. Where most project breakdowns can be traced back to miscommunications, 45 North Group did a great job to bridge every gap along the way and help us meet our schedule and budget. I would not hesitate to use them again.”

Travis Carpenter
Innovation Center Manager, Crown Iron Works