In 1851, German settlers were the first to settle in one of the three surrounding towns, Upper, Middle, and Lower. The towns all served as a refuge for fleeing colonists in the area, which soon after served as a refuge for fleeing colonizers. In 1856, the three towns compromised into one known as St. Cloud, named after, Saint-Cloud, the French city. St. Cloud became a central point for trade and business for the surrounding agriculture area. St. Cloud was given the name "The Granite City" from the discovery of the first granite quarry in 1868, which brought in new settlers and economic growth for the city. From then on, St. Cloud only continued to grow and into one of Minnesota's largest cities.
Baldwin Supply’s January 1961 Baldwin Supplier newsletter highlights St. Cloud and its history, including the discovery and business boom from the granite quarries.
January 1961 Baldwin Supplier
In 2013, Baldwin Supply opened its 8th branch location in St. Cloud, Minnesota, to help serve the central Minnesota region to best serve our current and prospective customers. Just like the other branch locations, BSC St. Cloud serves several industries, including aggregate and mining, food and beverage, agriculture, poultry, packaging equipment, power generation, industrial conveyors, and more. After five years of being opened, the St Cloud branch moved to a much larger and newly renovated office and warehouse building to support its growing team and customer base.
Currently, Baldwin Supply St. Cloud serves the cities of Baxter, Little Falls, Alexandria, Brainerd, and other surrounding areas. The St Cloud team comes from numerous years of industry and customer service experience to continue to help customers overcome challenges and grow their operations.
We, at Baldwin Supply, are not out to reinvent the wheel - or the conveyor belt. We just want to continue to do what we do best: provide our services to our customers so that they can succeed in doing what they do best.