THOR Companies, Minnesota’s largest minority-owned firm, is playing in the big leagues of Super Bowl sponsorships. THOR has contributed $1.3 million to be one of 23 “founding partners” of the event. “As a founding partner, THOR Companies joins with other major Minnesota companies in contributing to the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee’s efforts to make … Read More
Among the 29 “Founding Partners” of Super Bowl 52 are Minnesota titans UnitedHealth Group with $185 billion in annual sales and Cargill Inc. with $110 billion. And then there’s Thor Construction, a Fridley-based general contractor with $275 million in annual revenue. Unlike the other 28 founding partners, Thor is neither a billion-dollar company or a … Read More
So far, there are few details. The new Minneapolis mayor said his office is “generating input.” People of color have been left behind amid the Twin Cities’ prosperity, and Mayor Jacob Frey was in north Minneapolis on Friday to “hear from the community” and commit to doing something about it.
Desperation drove Richard Copeland into business. Newly married with a baby on the way, Copeland found himself unemployed — booted from his father’s trucking business after an argument. It was 1980. He was 25 years old. “I didn’t know what I was going to do,” Copeland recalled. “All I had was a pickup truck, a … Read More
Back Story: Persistence pays off for Thor’s Hollingsworth Damaris Hollingsworth brings a global perspective, gritty determination, and a deep-seated passion for inclusion to her role as vice president of architecture at Thor Design Plus, part of the Minneapolis-based Thor group of companies.
Damaris HollingsworthMINNEAPOLIS – (Sept. 14, 2017) Minneapolis architect Damaris Hollingsworth has been named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 list of rising stars in the nation’s architectural, engineering and construction industries by Building Design and Construction magazine.
Embracing the rat in the room. In Ken Blanchard’s book Who Moved My Cheese? he created four imaginary characters: Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw, who are in a maze looking for cheese. The cheese is a metaphor for what we want in life—a job, relationship, house, money, freedom, health, recognition, spiritual peace, etc.—and each character … Read More
Thor Companies, Minnesota’s largest minority-owned business, also is a construction contractor at work on its $36 million, 90,000-square-foot office-retail headquarters complex in north Minneapolis that is scheduled to open in February of 2018.
Thor Construction sees the importance in hiring minorities, women, military veterans, and people with disabilities.
It was October 9, 2013, and a close-knit group of family and friends gathered at our home to celebrate my oldest child’s 16th birthday.