"This move to Hopkins allows us to efficiently manage all of ourcold storage requirements under one roof, just nine miles from ourproduction facility, and with room for expansion," says Rob Linner,SVP of E.A. Sween.

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The lease will allow E.A. Sween to relocate its entire frozenfood distribution operation from Newport, MN and will put it closerto its headquarters facility in Eden Prairie.

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As part of the deal, the Stewart Lawrence Group modified theproperty for E.A. Sween's specific needs.

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"Together with E.A Sween Company, we have made significantupgrades to the entire building, including a new energy savingroof, loading dock and office space upgrades, automated freezerdoors, technology upgrades for computerized inventory management,and energy saving interior and exterior lighting retrofits," saysStew Stender, partner at the Stewart Lawrence Group.

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The 275,000-square-foot Hopkins Cold Storage building sits on 17acres on Blake Road North in Hopkins. Other tenants in the buildinginclude SuperValu, NordicWare, Kotke Trucking and Hammond ColdStorage.

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