In October, Mortenson Development began construction of the new global headquarters for Crown Iron Works. Located at 9879 Naples Street, the new 67,740 square foot building will include office and warehouse space, and a 5,000 square foot extraction plant. Crown Iron Works is a global supplier of oilseed extraction technology, refining plants, and processing equipment. Crown is a leader in their business with over 400 Crown designed facilities in operation worldwide.
The new location will give Crown Iron Works the space they need for production and pilot facilities. Crown Iron Works has been in business for over 135 years and has locations in the United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Honduras and Mexico. The company will be bringing over 100 jobs to the new Blaine location and will be hiring an additional 15 employees within the first two years. Over 70 percent of the jobs the company will provide in Blaine have a salary over $100,000. They plan on moving into their facility in the summer of 2019.