Company Purchases, Renovates Building Adjacent to Headquarters to Accommodate Growth and Create Corporate Campus
Brooklyn Park, Minn. Nov 26, 2019 – Nystrom, an industry leading specialty building products manufacturer and distributor, announced it is in the final stages of finishing its expansion to a building adjacent to its headquarters in Brooklyn Park, creating a new corporate campus.
The expansion is designed to accommodate an increase in production and sales and create an environment that is conducive to the company’s culture of inclusivity and teamwork.
Nystrom, which manufactures building products such as access doors, roof hatches, and stair nosings – and sells to the commercial construction market – was founded in 1948 by James C. Nystrom. His son James (Jim) Nystrom took over when the elder Nystrom passed away in 1986 and still serves as Board Chair.
Jim Nystrom attributes much of the company’s success to Nystrom’s current CEO Sue Thomas. Company revenue has grown 69 percent since Thomas assumed the role in 2012 – all by organic growth.
“Our employees really like working with Sue, she is straightforward and honest,” said Nystrom. “She leads by example and wouldn’t ask anyone to do something if she wasn’t willing to do it herself.”
Case in point, according to Nystrom, during an especially busy time, Thomas and the management team worked the manufacturing floor alongside employees to complete customer orders and meet deadlines.
“Our employees are the core to our success, if they are not treated well and rewarded for a job well done, we can’t expect them to deliver the hassle-free experience our customers have come to expect,” said Thomas.
The company has a strong profit-sharing program, with each full-time employee receiving an equal share of 15 percent of the company’s net income.
Nystrom employs approximately 230 full-time and temporary workers in Brooklyn Park, and has doubled the number of distribution facilities across the nation, from six in 2015 to 12 in 2019.
The company will have an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new building when it is complete later this fall.