Article Originally Posted by PhoenixBusinessJournal on May 11, 2023
Los Angeles-based Rehrig Pacific Co. plans to build a manufacturing plant in Buckeye and create 100 new jobs.
Rehrig, a reusable container manufacturer for supply chain and environmental waste industries, broke ground Thursday morning for what will be its largest injection molding manufacturing plant.
The company is relocating its manufacturing operation to Buckeye from Los Angeles but keeping an office presence there. About 15 of the company's LA-based employees attended the groundbreaking to see if they wanted to relocate to the Valley.
The facility will total an initial 260,000 square feet with room to grow up to 500,000 square feet near the southeast corner of Turner and Baseline roads at 8283 S. Turner Road.
It's expected to be operational by April 2024 and represents a significant investment in the West Valley city, the Arizona Commerce Authority said. Rehrig declined to disclose financial details about the project.
FCL Builders is the general contractor, and Ware Malcomb is the architect. Merit Partners is the developer. Both Rehrig and Merit Partners were represented by CBRE Group Inc. John Werstler, Pat Feeney, Cooper Fratt and Dan Calihan of CBRE are the listing brokers for the Merit property, while Blaine Kelley of CBRE in Atlanta worked with Rehrig to help find a site.
“It was essential that we chose a location that worked well for both our current and future customers and one that supported our team members," said Will Rehrig, CEO of Rehrig Pacific, in a statement. "We found incredible partners in Buckeye that helped make this build-out a reality, as well as phenomenal support from state officials and local development. We look forward to growing our Rehrig Pacific Family in Buckeye."