Thor’s new headquarters touted as a ‘beacon of hope’ for North Side

PHOTOS BY DAVID JOLES • DAVID.JOLES@STARTRIBUNE.COM — Regional Acceleration Center designed as catalyst for prosperity and growth Business and community leaders Friday celebrated the opening of the new headquarters for contractor Thor Cos., a $36 million building they say is ushering in a revitalization of Minneapolis’ North Side. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and … Read More

New North Mpls. THOR HQ Building Represents Beacon Of Hope

  MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — State leaders are hoping a new business brings more life to north Minneapolis. As the ribbon was cut at the new THOR Companies’ Regional Acceleration Center, it meant more than just the opening of a business. “This has been a collaborative effort that highlights the extraordinary work that is happening right here in north Minneapolis,” said Minneapolis … Read More

North Minneapolis celebrates grand opening of new Thor Companies facility

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KMSP) – More than a year after breaking ground on the corner of Plymouth and Penn avenues in North Minneapolis, the Regional Acceleration Center has opened its doors. For Richard Copeland, the founder and chairman of Thor Companies, it’s been a long time coming. “It seemed to be such an inspiration just talking about relocating down here, but we … Read More

Thor headquarters and business accelerator launches Friday in North Minneapolis

Thor CEO Ravi Norman   Thor Cos. and partners will inaugurate a new headquarters and Regional Acceleration Center (RAC) at Penn and Plymouth avenues N. on Friday afternoon. Hennepin County, which is moving some offices into the complex, is the single-largest investor. “We want to play a role, through the building and our company, in … Read More

Thor HQ Project ‘powers through’ tough weather

As published on To read original article, click here.   Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the size and location of the building’s art gallery because of errors in the press materials. The 1,100-square-foot gallery is on the fourth floor. A snowy winter and spring did no favors for the construction workers, but Thor … Read More

Thor Cos. close to opening new headquarters in north Minneapolis

As published on To read original article, click here   An employee patio with an expansive view of the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Industrial finishes and walls of windows. A light-filled gallery primed to showcase a rotation of local artists. Construction crews worked through the humidity on Friday afternoon to build out the newest multimillion-dollar … Read More

Thor Cos. fills new office building in north Minneapolis

Developer Thor Cos.’ new building in north Minneapolis will be completely full when it opens in July. Thor’s 92,000-square-foot Regional Acceleration Center, at 1256 Penn Av. N., has office space for as many as 300 people. “Our intention for this project has been twofold all along,” Thor CEO Ravi Norman said. “One, to build a … Read More

North Minneapolis Revival On Track

THOR Cos. has made a committment to the long-neglected neighborhood and brought along other firms as well. The new $36 million Regional Acceleration Center is the most visible sign of the area’s comeback.

Fencing Launches to Fill Void

THOR Fencing Launches to Fill Void in Market for Union Fencing Contractors. MINNEAPOLIS – (March 7, 2018) THOR Cos. announces the launch of THOR Fencing, a new company to provide commercial-grade fencing installation and maintenance in both its home state of Minnesota and throughout the nation. The company kicked off with a contract to install … Read More

Exploring new-to-market modular construction

Thor Cos. exploring new-to-market modular construction for its first multifamily development Thor Cos. has built its name in the Twin Cities as a construction firm, but it’s branching off with a plan to develop its first multifamily apartment project in South Minneapolis that might use modular construction. Thor Living, a new subsidiary of the Minneapolis … Read More