Esko Business Park just keeps growing

Huge Essentia warehouse breaks ground


August 18, 2023

Jana Peterson

It looks like a giant sandpile right now, but Essentia Health is building a giant warehouse at the corner of Progress Drive and Bedrock Lane in Esko Industrial Park next to I-35. Look for walls to start going up before the end of the month, with a completion date next fall. There are only two more lots left in the industrial park, which is nearly full.

Esko Industrial Park is booming, so much so that Thomson Township supervisors recently raised the price on the last two available lots.

For proof, just look at the amount of digging going on when you drive by the park, visible from southbound Interstate 35. That giant rectangle of dirt is the future site of a 163,000-square-foot highly automated warehouse that will support the medical supply needs for more than 100 Essentia Health facilities regionally, reaching to the Dakotas.

Essentia chose the site after using a third-party real estate consultant, who brought them a portfolio of about 20...

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