Urschel Labs Breaks Ground in Chesterton
Urschel Laboratories Inc. has begun construction on a more than $100 million global headquarters in Chesterton. When the project is complete, the company will move more than 300 employees from the current Valparaiso operation to the new facility. It has been located in Porter County for more than 50 years. News Release
Originally Posted July 10
CHESTERTON, Ind. - "We look forward to starting another chapter in Urschel history by breaking ground on July 11 at what will become our new manufacturing and global headquarters," stated Rick Urschel, Vice President of Operations at Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
The company officially purchased the property, located in Chesterton, Indiana, U.S.A., earlier this month. The more than 300 plant employees received an invitation to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony. At noon on July 11, employees will be bussed from the current plant on Calumet Avenue in Valparaiso to the new site. Following a brief lunch, specially engraved shovels will be handed out as the employees and other invited guests hollow out a giant Urschel logo in the footprint of the new building.
The purchase of the approximately 160 acres will allow for future growth of the company. Urschel 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 current manufacturing plant has also continued to grow leaving the facility landlocked.
Founded in 1910, Urschel Laboratories, Inc. is the global leader in food cutting technology. An engineering-driven company, Urschel continues to partner with leading food processors to discover the latest in food cutting advances. For more information, visit www.urschel.com.
Source: Urschel Laboratories Inc.