Food processing equipment maker Urschel Laboratories Inc. U.S.A. will move to a larger headquarters.
Urschel will leave its 250,000-square-foot facility in Valparaiso, Ind., for a 350,000-square-foot operation in nearby Chesterton, Ind., according to a company news release.
Urschel, which makes high-capacity slicers, dicers, shredders and other equipment for the fresh produce and other food industries, expects to break ground on the facility this spring and to move in during 2015.
In addition, Urschel has bought 160 acres on the Chesterton site for future growth. The company has been in its Valparaiso headquarters since 1958.
“Our employees — and providing the best service to our customers — were both kept in mind when deciding on a new location,” Bob Urschel, Urschel’s president and chief executive officer, said in the release.
After decades of expansions, the company has run out of room to expand the Valparaiso facility.