Valparaiso, IN, January 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The purchase of a 160 acre plot of land in Chesterton, Indiana is expected to facilitate the growth of Urschel Laboratories, Inc., already the world’s leading manufacturer of food processing machines. The company’s current manufacturing headquarters are based in Valparaiso, Indiana, and measure in excess of 350,000 square feet. Continued company expansion means that the facility is no longer able to support Urschel’s growing needs and a new 250,000-plus square feet facility has been planned at the new location.
The company has been at its present location since 1958. It has experienced tremendous growth over the years, and has expanded the facility over 28 times to equal its current size. The area surrounding the manufacturing plant has also continued to grow leaving the facility landlocked, so Urschel needed to look into construction options.
"Our employees and providing the best service to our customers were both kept in mind when deciding on a new location," according to Bob Urschel, President/CEO of Urschel.
The company is expected to break ground at the new location in the spring of 2013 with construction completion slated for sometime in 2015.