Transportation Advantages

Positioned centrally between the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Mankato, Saint Cloud and Willmar, Glencoe’s location allows for easy access to important markets. The community’s proximity to key transportation networks makes Glencoe an ideal location to conduct business.

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U.S. Highway 212 – This four lane highway runs east to west through Glencoe providing access to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area and to communities in western Minnesota. The highway has undergone numerous improvements, including the four lane expansion project from Eden Prairie to Chaska, resulting in a shorter drive time to the Twin Cities area.

State Trunk Highway 22 – This two lane highway runs south to north through Glencoe providing access communities in central and south-central Minnesota.

Railroads Twin Cities & Western Railroad – TC&W Railroad operates 229 miles of track between the Twin Cities and Milbank, South Dakota. TC&W interchanges with BNSF Railway; Canadian Pacific Railway; Union Pacific; and the Canadian National Railway. Glencoe is the operating hub for all TC&W trains.

Air Travel – The Glencoe Airport is located off of County Road 1, one mile south of US Hwy 212, featuring a 3,300 ft. paved runway averaging twenty-eight flights a day. Fuel is available by calling (320) 864-6073.

“ Grages Enterprises installs rain gutters and Gutter Helmet, a cover installed to keep debris out of rain gutters so they stay freeflowing. Our business has been located in Glencoe, MN since 2001 with our primary markets being the Twin Cities, Saint Cloud, and Brainerd metro areas. Being based in Glencoe offers the benefits of being centrally located along key transportation corridors allowing us to access our customers in a timely fashion. The newly expanded Highway 212 provides us a quick and direct link into the Twin Cities metro area, which is where we do about 85% of our business. Lastly, I have to say that the best keep secret about Glencoe is that the employees that come out of this area have a very good work ethic, which has been a key part of our overall success. ” – Lannie Grages of Grages Enterprises Inc, DBA Gutter Helmet of Minnesota and GenGo Gutters