MARINETTE — ChemDesign Products Inc. broke ground Feb. 1 for its brand new 25,000-square-foot technology center. Keller Incorporated is leading the design and 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 the fall of 2020. Once finished, the building will serve as the new central hub for an estimated 160 employees.

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.