In 2020, Hunt Electric moved its 150,000-square-foot prefabrication operations — called Little Baer — to Hudson. The company then purchased 17 acres next to the current plant to build Big Baer, Hunt’s new 250,000-square-foot facility, which began production in early February 2023. Big Baer operates alongside of the existing Little Baer production facility.
Designed by Pope Design Group, Big Baer will feature 234,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 13,000 square feet of office and storage space, and a second level with 13,000 square feet of future office and storage space.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson is an integrated construction management and real estate development enterprise working independently and in collaboration with a family of companies, including insurance, mortgage, and realty operations. Kraus-Anderson, an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has regional offices in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Duluth, Bemidji, and Rochester Minnesota.