New Urschel Building in Chesterton, IN Celebrated with a Groundbreaking Ceremony

Top Quote Urschel Laboratories, a global leader in food cutting technologies, recently celebrated its continued expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of their new building in Chesterton, Indiana. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 30, 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.

    Urschel Laboratories has occupied their current location in Valparaiso, Indiana, U.S.A. since 1958; but the rapid growth of the company has expanded the facility over 28 times since its first inception. The company purchased approximately 230 acres in total, to allow for future development in the new location as well. Bill Baker, the Director of Urschel Real Estate, states that the $80 million construction project will take 18 months to complete.

    "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.

    At noon on July 11th, more than 300 plant employees were invited to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new food cutting equipment facility. Employees were brought in from the current plant to the new site located 15 minutes away in Chesterton, Indiana. After a brief lunch and a few words from Urschel management and local dignitaries, employees gathered around a giant outlined Urschel logo on the future building site. Aerial photos were taken to remember the employees as being the first to dig 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.

    Founded in 1910 in Valparaiso, 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

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