Stinar Corporation announces relocation to Blooming Prairie

Published 7:32 am Thursday, October 3, 2019

Blooming Prairie is getting a new addition to its business community.

After over 50 years in Eagan, Stinar Corporation, the global leader in aircraft support, is relocating their headquarters to Blooming Prairie at the end of October.

Craig Kruckeberg

Stinar, most well-known for providing the airplane stairs for Air Force One, provides products utilized by the United States Air Force, the Navy and nearly all major airlines around the world. Founded in 1946, the company was purchased in August 2018 by Blooming Prairie native, Craig Kruckeberg.

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“We are thrilled to be able to relocate Stinar to Blooming Prairie,” said Kruckeberg through a press release. “After the news broke that a longtime top manufacturing business would be leaving Blooming in the next year, I knew it was the right time to move Stinar. Blooming Prairie is my hometown and it’s important that we keep manufacturing business in this community and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

Stinar has been Minnesota owned and operated for over 70 years.

They manufacture and provide ground support equipment world-wide to both the governmental and commercial airline industries. Their products support loading, service and maintenance including airplane stairways, high lift maintenance trucks, cabin service trucks, stairways trucks, lavatory carts. The move to Blooming Prairie will be complete before Nov. 1.

“I think Blooming Prairie will be the perfect location for Stinar. There are so many existing resources in this community, companies such as Heavy Metals, Metal Services, Extreme Powder Coating, National Coatings, B to Z Hardware and many more which will be invaluable to us,” Kruckeberg said.

Stinar Corporation will be holding a company open house to introduce their team to the local community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at their new manufacturing facility located at 10061 State Highway 30, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917.