Minnesota Landscape: Fall Colors

The Minnesota Landscape in autumn is amazing as we watch fall colors grace the horizon! It doesn't get better than spiced cider, apple picking, the smell of the perfect bonfire, and the display of fall colors across vibrant blue skies and billowy clouds.

In this blog post, you will learn:

  • Where to go to see the spectacular display of this year's fall colors
  • When you should get on the road
  • How the colors change - the science behind the colors

We hope you enjoy and we would love to see your pictures - send us an email!

General Contractor Industrial Buildings are Booming - New Update!

General Contractor Industrial Buildings / Projects are on the Rise

General contractor industrial buildings are increasing at a significant rate, according to APPRO Development, Inc., a Lakeville, MN general contractor and design-build construction firm.

Pan-O-Prog - Lakeville, MN: Flashback Thursday!

Pan-O-Prog is going on in Lakeville, MN - Check Out our Flashback Thursday pics!

Pan-o-Prog is an annual community event in Lakeville, Minnesota - starting way back in 1967! APPRO has been around for more than 27 years, with ties to the Airlake Industrial Park, dating back to the mid-1960's. We have a few great flashback photos for you to enjoy from that era, just about the time Pan-O-Prog got its start!

Apple Valley Business Campus Phase III Now Leasing!

Apple Valley Business Campus has Broken Ground and Phase III is Now Leasing!

With Phase I & II of the Apple Valley Business Campus fully leased, Phase III is now in full swing in the Dakota County community of Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Bruce Rydeen named a Top 2013 Power Broker for Minneapolis

Bruce Rydeen named a Top 2013 Power Broker

The team at APPRO and CERRON is excited to share that Bruce Rydeen has been named a Top 2013 Power Broker! Bruce is a valued leader in our organization and works with clients in all commercial property types, including: industrial, manufacturing, office, retail and land. This particular award is presented to Top Deal Makers in Commercial Real Estate.

Mankato Production Facility Up & Running: Mankato, MN

Mankato Production Facility Up & Running for Imperial Plastics in Mankato, MN

The Mankato production facility is up & running for Imperial Plastics in Mankato, Minnesota. We celebrated the groundbreaking last August, 2013 and it great to see the machines installed and the company working to transition from their Kasota manufacturing location to Mankato, MN.

MN Warehousing Tax - Part 1

MN Warehousing Tax – Part 1

MN Warehousing Tax- Part 1 is the first of two reports we are planning to bring to our readers regarding the new warehouse tax on the books for MN businesses. If you are involved in third party warehousing as a part of your business, we are sure you have heard the MN Warehousing Tax is due to go into effect on April 1st. It is actually one of three business to business (B2B) taxes to go into effect in 2014. This specific warehousing tax would impact businesses which provide third party warehousing services, as well as those businesses who utilize these third party services.

Industrial Production Facility Construction Nears Completion: Mankato, MN

Imperial Plastics Industrial Production Facility Construction Nears Completion in Mankato, MN

The newest industrial production facility construction by APPRO Development, Inc. is nearing completion. A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) has been issued on the Imperial Plastics Mankato project (click link to see more project photos). Owner furnished equipment installation (e.g. process piping, racking and cranes) is well under way and the final interior finishes are being installed which include: carpet, paint, and ceramic tile, to name a few.

Manufacturing Trends to be Thankful For in MN

Manufacturing Trends

2014 Predictions in the Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing Trends to be Thankful For is an article we read this morning in the online publication of Industry Week. All of us, in MN or the Midwest for that matter, who are either in the manufacturing industry or have close ties to the manufacturing industry, are eager to see what the days of 2014 will bring. According to this article, "Favorable Forecast: Five Manufacturing Trends to Be Thankful For" by John Mills as published in Industry Week (online), 2014 might just prove to be year for which to be thankful!

Solar Energy – A Good Idea?

Solar Energy - The Pros and Cons of Alternate Materials in Commercial Construction

Image Source: Wikimedia, 2014 - Solar Panel Installation

A Solar Energy incentive program (Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program) for both residential and commercial buildings recently came to our attention. Upon being asked our opinion of the program, a lively discussion ensued in the offices of APPRO and CERRON surrounding the use of environmentally friendly materials and sustainable energy resources.

    
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