February 7, 2020

Abby Mehan
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ChemDesign Products Inc. broke ground on its new Multi-Million-Dollar Technology Center Investment 

Marinette, WI ChemDesign Products Inc. broke ground on Feb 1st, 2020 for its brand new 25,000 sq. ft. technology center. Keller Incorporated is leading the design & build in conjunction with fellow Northeast Wisconsin companies Mach IV, Tom Van Handel Corp, JT Schmidt, Ideal Air, and Faith Technologies. The construction process should take eight months with occupancy expected by fall of 2020.  Once finished, the building will serve as the new central hub for an estimated 160 employees, making it easier for them to interact and collaborate.

The two-story technology center will contain world-class, state of the art process support and quality control laboratories as well as administrative and operational offices, locker rooms, and a cafeteria. New additions will include a visitor reception area, open-concept office space, flexible customer conference rooms, and an employee-onboarding training center. The facilities’ industry-leading design standards will increase interdepartmental communication, accessibility, safety, and employee wellbeing. This building is aligned with the company’s initiatives to provide excellent customer service, technical efficiency, and facilitate the collaboration that creates high-quality chemical intermediate products.

“This new technology center will enable us to gather all staff under one roof. I am extremely pleased to see the completion of this; as it continues to demonstrate our investment into meeting and exceeding the expectations of our employees and our customers,” said Dave Mielke, President, and CEO of ChemDesign. This building plan is yet another milestone toward continued growth for the company.

About ChemDesign: ChemDesign,, provides a variety of toll manufacturing services for companies in the specialty, agricultural, and fine chemical markets. The company employs 150 people at their award-winning, multipurpose facilities in Marinette, Wisconsin. As one of Marinette’s most stable employers, the company proudly holds a record for no layoffs since its inception. ChemDesign has received the 2019 United Way Silver Award for corporate sponsorship to the Tri-Area United Way, The SOCMA Education Outreach Award for supporting various educational programs in the community, and the 2019 Gallagher Award for excellence in its employee benefits program.

The company is a member of SOCMA and its ChemStewards® Program and is ISO 9001:2015 certified. In 2019, the company received SOCMA’s Performance Improvement Award for Resource Management and Waste Minimization. With ChemDesign’s diverse mix of assets, highly trained technical staff, 24/7 operation, and well-equipped quality control facilities, it provides a safe, stable, reliable platform to ensure success.

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