On June 22, 2016, a celebratory ribbon-cutting event was held to commemorate the completion of Northern Stacks phases I and II and BAE Systems Technology Center. Nearly 80 people attended the event including Governor Mark Dayton, the Mayor of Fridley, Scott Lund, Met Council Chairman, Adam Duininck, Commissioner John Stine, and DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy.
Designated as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site, the 122-acre home to the former Northern Pump Company has a rich history combined with a bright future, thanks to significant efforts by the developer, contractor and local and state government officials.
Today, rigorous environmental testing and cleanup efforts have resulted in a majority of the site being de-listed from the federal Superfund list and turned this brownfield site into a sustainable, state-of-the-art business park that will continue to enable business development within the local economy.
The redeveloped site features a modern, sustainable design and LEED-ready construction, rail access and fiber connectivity. In a nod to its history, the site has retained the original smokestacks that display the Navy E awards received during World War II. Northern Pump was one of the few sites to receive seven Navy E awards for excellence and efficiency.