Valparaiso, Indiana (PressExposure) July 29, 2013 -- "This is an exciting time in Urschel history. Construction of this new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility demonstrates our commitment to Urschel customers around the globe," stated Bob Urschel, CEO/President of Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
Since its establishment in 1958, Urschel Laboratories has expanded its current facility 28 times to accommodate their rapid growth. The more than $80 million construction project will take approximately 18 months to complete, states the Director of Urschel Real Estate Bill Baker; the new food cutting machine plant will include 71 acres of property, as well as an additional 160 acres set aside for continued expansion.
"The strength of our workforce is one of our greatest assets. Although we reviewed many attractive offers nationwide, remaining in this area with the current Urschel team was a major factor in the site selection process," remarked Rick Urschel, Vice President of Operations.
The groundbreaking ceremony for Urschel's new food cutting equipment factory, located in Chesterton, Indiana, was attended by more than 300 plant employees. Local dignitaries and Urschel management helped commemorate the new building by passing out engraved shovels to the employees, who then gathered on an enormous outlined Urschel logo on top of the future building location. Multiple aerial photos were taken of the gathering to remember them as being the first to delve into the new construction site.
"Urschel is an exceptional company of which to be a part. Not only are we building a brand new global headquarters here in the U.S., but also our Urschel offices around the world continue to deliver record sales. This outstanding progress has led to expansion in Asia and Europe. I am also proud to announce the recent opening of our latest direct office in Madrid, Spain," announced Tim O'Brien, Vice President of Sales.