Wagner SprayTech celebrated the grand opening of the company’s new 212,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Otsego on Dec. 12.
The advanced paint applicator business moved into the $15 million facility in the fall of 2016 after outgrowing its former warehouse and distribution center in Brooklyn Park. The facility will handle distribution of all Wagner and Titan products for North and South America.
The formal ribbon-cutting was attended by Wagner leaders, employees and local dignitaries. Attendees also went on tours of the new facility and enjoyed a breakfast buffet.
The state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution center includes 5,000 square feet of office space, a workout room and an outdoor patio. The warehouse has 36-foot ceiling height, 26 loading docks that can load up to 15 trucks at a time, and energy efficient heating, air conditioning and LED motion-sensor lighting systems throughout.
On the 13-acre property, 5 acres of prairie grass were retained. The facility, which has the capability to be expanded by another 50,000 square feet, is located in the Gateway North Business Center at the corner of 70th Street Northeast. and Highway 101 in Otsego.
“Our culture at Wagner is driven by a steadfast commitment to innovation,” said Greg McGuirk, president of Wagner SprayTech North America. “We continue to experience strong demand for our products, which offer consumers and professionals the most advanced technologies in the industry. Our new, modern warehouse and distribution center in Otsego will help us support our growing customer base throughout North America.”
Wagner will employ 40-60 people at the Otsego warehouse and distribution center. In addition to employees who relocated from the company’s former Brooklyn Park warehouse and distribution center, Wagner plans to hire new employees to support the operation as business dictates.
Established in 1973, Minneapolis-based Wagner SprayTech Corp. develops, manufactures and markets a wide array of paint sprayers, applicators and decorating products for home improvement, commercial painting and industrial fine finishing.