Thor Construction proposes $30 million project in north Minneapolis

Fridley­based Thor Construction, one of the biggest black­owned businesses in Minnesota, is pitching plans to build a new headquarters and multitenant structure on the Near North Side of Minneapolis.

The $30 million­-plus proposed project, which would be located at the intersection of Plymouth and Penn avenues, would be one of the largest private developments in the area.

In an interview Tuesday, Thor … Read More

THOR Construction Plans $30 Million Headquarters Project in North Minneapolis

Thor Construction plans new Multi-Tenant Headquarters Building At Corner of Plymouth and Penn Avenues in North Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – (May 4, 2016) Twin Cities-based THOR Construction Company has its sights set on constructing a new four-story, $30 million multi-tenant office and retail center at the intersection of Plymouth and Penn Avenues in North Minneapolis.

The targeted location will be home to the … Read More

Thor Construction plans $30M project, new HQ in North Minneapolis

Thor Construction plans to build a $30 million retail and office development – including a new headquarters for the company itself – on Minneapolis’ North Side.

The Star Tribune reports on the project, which Fridley-based Thor announced late Tuesday. The 92,000-square-foot development, located at Plymouth and Penn avenues, would include multi-tenant offices and retail space, along with an underground parking … Read More

Lambert hosts diversity forum

Ravi Norman, CEO of Minneapolis-based THOR Construction, spoke at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport’s 2016 Business Diversity Forum held in Terminal 1 Concourse B on Friday, April 1. Norman discussed his “SIT-EAT-GROW” model for growing small businesses and minority entrepreneurship. The forum featured round table discussions on how to do business at Lambert Airport, upcoming contract opportunities, understanding a joint venture … Read More

Twin Cities Episcopalians brought clean water to Cuba this week

Hector Bruce (THOR) sat on his heels in the living room of his Burnsville townhouse and popped a brass plumbing fitting out of its packaging. He carefully added it to the puzzle of tubes, elbows, pipes and filters slowly taking shape on the white carpet.

“I’m putting everything together here first to make sure I have everything I need,” he explained. … Read More

Thor Construction CEO recognized for business excellence

Cities, cars, cell phones, teenagers — they’re all getting smarter thanks to new technologies, and so must the construction and real estate development industries pick up the pace on innovative change as well, says Ravi Norman, chief executive officer of Minneapolis-based Thor Construction.

Norman and Thor are doing all they can to show the way for clients … Read More

Promoting a vision for Minneapolis’ North Side

In his State of the State speech last week, Gov. Mark Dayton addressed the elephant in the room — the equity gap in both education and income between whites and people of color in the Twin Cities, frequently cited as among the worst in the nation.

Dayton said he had spoken at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce meeting and … Read More

Two Futures, One Community

We have two stories this month examining change. One looks at how to deal with it when it comes on fast, the other questions why it can be so slow. Both involve matters of great significance to the community.

Our cover story examines how one of our most revered corporate citizens and community architects is dealing with a bit of an … Read More

Spurned TURF

Richard Copeland does not run a nonprofit foundation trying to change the world. He leads Thor Construction, the largest minority-owned business in the state of Minnesota and one of the largest black-owned businesses in the country. Yet he wants to do something about north Minneapolis.

Copeland has seen his share of proposals and attempts over the years to boost the economy … Read More