Hawkins’ new Rosemount facility opened its doors on schedule on March 1, 2013, with the first truck of finished material leaving the facility that morning. The plant was built for efficient loading with facilities automation and a well-organized traffic pattern.
We are excited about a new plant in the Twin Cities area and the benefits it will provide Hawkins. In prior years, floods on the Mississippi disrupted our business. The new Rosemount facility moves our manufacturing away from the river and increases our manufacturing capability and flexibility, plus we’ll have more space for rail operations and increased bulk storage capacity for key raw materials and finished products.
The Rosemount facility includes a 65,000 sq. ft. plant/warehouse, a large truck loading bay, exterior railroad siding and an exterior tank farm. The site is located on a 28-acre site at the intersection of Highways 51 and 52 in Rosemount, Minnesota.