Renovation Story

Techne/R&D Systems

Renovation Story

Techne/R&D Systems

This unique building group has been fully converted from a former industrial and manufacturing complex to a modern campus and headquarters for Techne Corporation/R&D Systems, Inc., a world leader in biotechnology and medical research. The original buildings were individually constructed from 1920-1971 and utilized by Land-O-Lakes. In 1982, Hillcrest began to purchase these properties and undertake the complex process of updating them for modern purposes. Soon after, Techne moved into an initial 20,000 square feet of space. With Techne’s needs in mind, Hillcrest has now transformed this building complex into a beautiful and functional campus.

Today, Techne is now owner of this building group, which consists of approximately 435,000 square feet of fully renovated laboratory, research and development, biotech production, corporate, and support space. In response to Techne’s evolving needs, Hillcrest has constructed new buildings and strategically linked together eight buildings to create an efficient and inspiring headquarters and campus. The success of Techne is attributed to their people, equipment, and facilities. Hillcrest is proud to provide Techne with on-going development, construction services, and day-to-day facilities management.