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Former Fastenal building ready for new business

The former Fastenal building is being built to suit future renters and is located at 210 North Jefferson Street in Wadena. Michael Denny/Wadena Pioneer Journal1 / 4
In the summer of 2018 the commercial building was moved a short distance to its new home involving shutting down portions of Hwy 10 and 71, demolition of a home and remodeling of the building. Michael Denny/Wadena Pioneer Journal2 / 4
The first business to move into the former Fastenal building is Farm Bureau Financial Services. Michael Denny/Wadena Pioneer Journal3 / 4
Bruce Lien, agent and broker for Farm Bureau Financial Services is in a new location, across from his former location. Michael Denny/Wadena Pioneer Journal4 / 4

The renovations on the former Fastenal building are nearing completion with one business making the move to the new location.

During the summer of 2018, professional movers transported the building to its new spot. The building was moved to make way for reconstruction on Hwy 10. The entire process of moving the property and renovating the building has taken several months. Involved parties are excited to move in new renters who will utilize the large space to its fullest potential. The property is owned by FNS properties and the Gores Company handles leasing. The building initially had 5,000 square feet available for lease.

The first business to take advantage of the space is Farm Bureau Financial Services, an insurance company that emphasizes insurance services for agriculture workers and people living in rural areas. FBFS has occupied 1,000 square feet of the building for one week. Lead broker and agent, Bruce Lien, has enjoyed the new space along with the added visibility of the building. Previously his insurance agency was located across the street. The old facility just did not lend itself well to advertising and visibility according to Lien. Prior to Lien moving in, the building was remodeled to custom fit his needs. The vacant spot was transformed into a classy office space for him and his wife.

Craig Folkestad, a representative of the Gores Company, commented on the skillful move of the 80-ton building. "Ehrilchmann Structural Movers did a great job, they know what they're doing," said Folkestad. The acquisition, move, and renovation of the building has been a challenging process and Folkestad is excited to move new businesses into the commercial space. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Gores Company for more information at 218-631-2536.