Only a few years after its inception, it became apparent that Tri-Ven was rapidly outgrowing its existing facility. To expand both our physical footprint and our manufacturing capabilities, plans were drawn up for a new home for Tri-Ven.
When considering our move to a larger facility, it was important to us to stay in our Baxter community and to contract local businesses for the project. Construction began in late 2021, spearheaded by our friends and neighbors at Nor-Son construction. In April 2022, we moved Tri-Ven’s operations into our new, 52,000 square-foot facility at 7794 Hastings Road in Baxter.
The move included the acquisition and landing of a new Rotoline 3.6, the acquisition of a Rotoline 2.6, and the moving of our existing Rotoline 3.1. Because of our diverse product lines, each machine was purchased and sized to run specific product sizes at peak efficiency.
We also invested in an extensive HVAC project to help us control the fluctuations in temperature during Minnesota’s changing seasons and provide a more comfortable working environment for our staff.
Speaking of our staff, our team has continued to grow since the big move. We are proud to offer our employees myriad competitive benefits and advantages, not least of all our strong and dynamic relationships with our sister companies.
Our new facility is located across the street from LINDAR and adjoined to Avantech, allowing for more collaboration between the three companies than ever before. We can now provide more career opportunities to our employees, as cross-training in thermoforming and rotomolding is as easy as popping next door! We know cross-training is beneficial not only to our businesses, but also to our employees, many of whom have shared their renewed excitement for their work thanks to their new training.
We are grateful for the trust of our partners and employees, which has enabled our growth and success. It is our hope that this facility will help us meet the needs of our ever-expanding partnership base and evolve in its equipment and capabilities accordingly.