FARIBAULT, Minn. — Trystar signed a lease for a 120,000-square-foot factory in Faribault, Minnesota, which will house manufacturing operations for the commercial, industrial, and portable power equipment builder. The new facility is three miles from Trystar’s existing operations, which currently are housed in two separate buildings. John Dixon, COO of Trystar, said that Trystar and property owner, Met Con, will add 20,000 square feet of office space to the existing 100,000-square-foot building to house administrative and support operations.
“Trystar is a Faribault success story,” Dixon said, “and we are committed to the community that has supported our growth since the Dahl family founded the business here in 1991. The City of Faribault, and particularly its economic development officials, along with Rice County, have been helpful and supportive.
“By combining our operations in a single, larger building here in Faribault,” Dixon continued, “we will be able to improve manufacturing efficiency, eliminate the need for duplicate inventory and equipment in our present buildings, and provide ample space for expanded production. This is a major step toward implementing our aggressive plans for future growth in the next phase of Trystar’s history.”
Transition of Trystar’s manufacturing operations to the new building began in June with facility preparation work and the majority of the transition is scheduled for completion by late-July. Dixon said an employee team is managing the move to ensure that customer commitments are met without disruption and that there will be no adverse impact on product quality or delivery schedules. The new office addition is scheduled for completion and occupancy in the fourth quarter of 2020.