Nystrom Building Products is bracing for leaner times by expanding product lines and extending international operations.

Nystrom Building Products, the 60-year-old, family-owned company based in Brooklyn Park, has supplied materials for some of the world’s most recognizable structures — including the tallest: the Burj Dubai Tower.

But even without a view from atop the 2,036-foot-high skyscraper, Nystrom CEO Scott Sustacek can see the economic downturn preparing to hit the commercial construction market in which the company specializes. Continue reading