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The 160,000-square-foot Duro Bag factory on Baer Road in the town of Hudson has been sold to a St. Paul real estate investor. According to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Tom Elbert has a history of creating business incubators.

Real estate investor buys Duro Bag factory for $3.15 million

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The Duro Bag factory that closed two years ago has been sold for $3.15 million, according to St. Croix County property records.

The buyer is Tom Elbert, of Erin Prairie, a real estate investor who has a history of turning vacant manufacturing plants into business incubators.


Among Elbert's past projects is the former Kolpak refrigeration plant in River Falls, now a business incubator known as the River Falls Industrial Center.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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