Rihm Kenworth breaking ground on new facilities

Updated Aug 10, 2017

Rihm Kenworth will hold groundbreaking ceremonies at two new facilities in South St. Paul and Coon Rapids, Minn., later this week.

Celebrating its 85th year in business in 2017, Rihm Kenworth will hold its ceremonies at 1:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in South St. Paul, then 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Coon Rapids. The South St. Paul facility is located at 425 Concord St. S., South St. Paul, MN 55075. The new Rihm Kenworth in Coon Rapids is 9400 Evergreen Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433.

According to the company, the new location in South St. Paul at Concord Boulevard and Armour Street totaling 68,000-sq.-ft. will serve as Rihm Kenworth’s new headquarters and offer sales, parts and service. The new full-service location in Coon Rapids near Highways 610 and 47 totaling 75,000-sq.-ft. will also feature a body shop with state-of-the-art paint capabilities.

The groundbreaking events will feature representatives from Rihm Kenworth, the project’s construction company R.J. Ryan, and local officials. The following people will provide remarks:

  • Kari Rihm, President and CEO of Rihm Family Companies
  • J.B. Rihm, Vice President of Rihm Kenworth
  • Jack Grotkin, Co-President of R.J. Ryan Construction
  • South St. Paul Mayor James Francis (on May 17)
  • Coon Rapids Mayor Jerry Koch (on May 18)

Additionally, Rihm Kenworth says attendees will be able to see renderings of the projects and enjoy light refreshments.

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