McCormick Celebrates Expansion Groundbreaking
McCormick & Company Inc. broke ground on Tuesday, November 2nd on a 50,000 s.f. addition to their existing facility in South Bend, Ind. This addition, which includes 20,000 s.f. of refrigerated warehouse space is slated for completion in May, 2011. McCormick has been a leader in the food industry since 1889 providing spices, herbs and flavorings. This is Gray’s first design-build project for McCormick. The Gray team will provide architecture, construction management, fire protection and civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineering. If you have food plant construction needs, please contact Tyler Cundiff, Manager of Business Development, Food & Beverage Market at email@example.com.
Please see below or the attached pdf for an article that appeared in the Southbend Tribune on November 3, 2010 by Ed Semmler.
Spice maker McCormick plans to expand in South Bend
By ED SEMMLER Tribune Staff Writer
SOUTH BEND — McCormick and Co. is ready to begin construction of a 50,000-square-foot distribution center to support expanding production at its local plant.
The distribution center will service McCormick’s major food service customers in the United States and Canada, including global restaurant chains.
Portions of the facility will be refrigerated.
Including equipment, the company is investing about $6 million on the distribution center. South Bend is providing tax abatement to support the project, said Mayor Stephen Luecke.
The city was competing against Illinois, Michigan and other states for the distribution center, Luecke said.”It’s a great statement of confidence in the South Bend location,” Luecke said. “McCormick is pleased with the work force because they buy into the company’s philosophy, and they like the location for distribution.”
McCormick has operated a facility at 3425 Lathrop Drive, South Bend, for a number of years. About six years ago, the spice company moved some operations from other plants to the South Bend location, Luecke said.
McCormick already employs about 120 in South Bend, and the expansion should allow the company to hire five more full-time workers, Luecke said. The company also has indicated it has the ability to continue expanding in South Bend should its business continue to grow.
“This investment supports McCormick’s vision of the South Bend facility becoming the supplier of choice, leading in reliability and industry measurements of excellence,” the company said in a news release. The distribution center is scheduled to be operational by June.
McCormick is a global leader in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of spices, herbs, seasonings, specialty foods and flavors to the entire food industry. The company, which has about 7,500 employees, reported sales of nearly $3.2 billion in its last fiscal year.