Economic Development E-Newsletter | February 3, 2021
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Rinchem announces 50,000 square foot, $10M expansion of Chandler facility
New Mexico-based Rinchem has announced a 50,000 square foot expansion to their existing building in West Chandler, located at 6805 W. Morelos Place. Construction of the shell is nearly complete and the company plans to begin operating in the building by June 2021.

Rinchem is a chemical management company that provides high purity, pre-packaged chemicals and gases. The primary industries that Rinchem serves include pharmaceutical, biotech, semiconductor and aerospace.

Rinchem’s existing building on this site is 100,000 square feet and was completed in 2015. This $10 million investment will lead to approximately 25 new jobs with room for additional expansion in the future.

“Rinchem is in a great location for growth with the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway expansion providing further access to talent for West Chandler employers,” stated Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “Our West Chandler employment corridor is home to nearly 30,000 employees and we are thrilled to see hiring growth from Rinchem.” 

“We’re excited to be a part of a collaborative effort with the City of Chandler to expand our facility,” said Chuck Breinholt, CEO of Rinchem Company, Inc. “Rinchem is dedicated to growth as we challenge ourselves to regularly innovate and improve. We look forward to the expansion and to adding well-paying jobs to Chandler’s local economy.”

LASER COMPONENTS Detector Group opens advanced manufacturing and R&D facility in Uptown Chandler
LASER COMPONENTS Detector Group is equipped for future growth. After almost a year of construction, the company has moved into its new, significantly larger building in Chandler, Arizona, at 2277 N. Nevada St. Optoelectronic components for key technologies such as medical technology and autonomous driving will be manufactured in the new building, which measures approximately 29,000 square feet. LASER COMPONENTS Detector Group currently has 40 employees and this new building will allow for future employment growth. In single-shift operation, the production facility comfortably accommodates 80 employees; approximately 200 in a three-shift rotation. 

“We are thrilled to welcome LASER COMPONENTS and their highly skilled workforce to our Uptown Chandler employment corridor,” stated Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “This advanced technology company is truly pushing the frontiers of innovation and we wish them many years of success at their state-of-the-art building.”

“For us, the new production center is also a clear commitment to the Phoenix metropolitan region,” says Patrick Paul, CEO of the LASER COMPONENTS Group. “In recent years, Chandler in particular has developed into a center for future technologies such as autonomous driving. We look forward to continuing to operate in such an exciting and dynamic environment.”

Business update with ARCH Global Precision-Chandler
Economic Development Director Micah Miranda recently sat down with Joseph Salontai of ARCH Global Precision - Chandler to discuss the acquisition of Morsch Machine, their history of manufacturing in Chandler and what’s to come.
For more Chandler business updates, check out our Economic Development playlist on YouTube.
Economic development in 2020: a year in review
During a year like no other, the Economic Development team prioritized supporting our local business community through COVID-19 while continuing to promote Chandler as an ideal location for companies still looking to expand/relocate.

From expanding job growth in the City to assisting impacted businesses with resources, 2020 included many winning moments for Chandler’s long-term economic outlook. Visit our Choosing Chandler Blog for a list of highlights from Chandler’s Economic Development Division for each month of 2020. 

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City Council Study Session
February 8, 2021
6 p.m.
88 E. Chicago St.
Council Chambers

City Council Regular Meeting
February 11, 2021
6 p.m.
88 E. Chicago St.
Council Chambers