New Facility Project

New Facility Project

Proposed New Headquarters Facility - Albert Lea, MN

Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services 
 New Headquarters Facility 

After years of research and consideration, the Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services (FMCS) Board of Directors
approved the planning and construction of a new facility to be located at 3366 Bridge Ave in Albert Lea.  

Groundbreaking May 2020

May 14, 2020
FMCS announces groundbreaking on the construction of a new headquarters facility to be built in Albert Lea. 

  • The new facility will consist of office, meeting and warehouse space, totaling 97,900 sq. ft. 
  • Constructing the new facility will provide the much needed additional space, improved security, updated technology and operational efficiencies.  
  • The decision to build a new facility came after the acquisition of the Alliant Energy's service territory in Southern MN nearly five years ago, almost quadrupling the member base and doubling the employee size.
  • Having more warehouse space will allow for trucks and equipment to be housed properly and safely, all in one location.
  • The project will allow for local construction job opportunities, as well as bring in additional companies to the area adding to the direct and indirect economic benefit to our community.

Updates are included in our monthly County Lines Newsletter and on our Facebook Page. 


Construction Progress 

May 2020


June 2020
Installing building footings and forming the foundation. Beginning to set precast wall panels.




July 2020
Warehouse precast panels have been erected.  Framing the office portion of the facility.


August 2020
The site is graded, the warehouse is enclosed and the office is nearly framed. The entire facility is taking shape!

September 2020
Completing the interior concrete in the warehouse and finishing the concrete pours in the office areas. 
Teams are also installing the warehouse windows and finishing the roofing and should have the facility fully enclosed by mid-November. 


October 2020
Installing vapor barrier on the exterior of the building.  Concrete sidewalks installed.  Will begin the masonry soon.  
Overall project is slightly ahead of schedule. 



November 2020
Everything is enclosed and on schedule for our subcontractors and team to work inside for the duration of winter. 
Joseph Co. is doing the masonry on the office portion of the building and all of the exterior concrete and first lift of asphalt on site will be complete soon.
Excellent progress has been made by now! 











December 2020






Our future address: 
Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services 
3366 Bridge Ave 
Albert Lea MN 56007








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