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Uschel Acquires Jifco, Renaming It Urschel South

The company is also planning a major expansion.

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Urschel Laboratories, the global leader in food cutting technology, has announced it has officially acquired Jifco Products. The business has been renamed Urschel South. All previous Jifco employees are now Urschel employees.

Jifco specializes in CNC machining services to produce top-quality, American-made parts. The company is one of the few precision machine shops in the manufacturing prototype industry.

“We welcome all of our new Urschel South employees into the Urschel family,” states Rick Urschel, president/CEO of Urschel Laboratories.

Urschel South is currently located on Brown Street in Valparaiso, Ind. The business will remain at that location until the expansion at Urschel headquarters, slated to begin sometime in the fourth quarter, has been completed. The plant expansion will add approximately 115,000 sq ft of manufacturing space. This expansion will be the second-largest construction project undertaken by the company since building the current new campus in 2015 at 1200 Cutting Edge Drive in Chesterton, Ind. Current square footage stands at over 410,000 sq ft.

An ESOP company, Urschel is proud to be a 100% employee-owned entity.

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