Leading general contractor Graycor Construction Company has completed a near 57,000-square-foot Chandler, Arizona campus expansion for Rinchem, the world’s largest network of chemical and gas distribution centers. The addition increases Rinchem’s local footprint by more than two-thirds, bringing its Chandler campus to more than 127,000 square feet and broadening the capacity of its Arizona-based chemical logistics operations.
The new space connects directly to Rinchem’s existing, roughly 70,000-square-foot, Chandler facility located at 6805 W. Morelos Pl., at the intersection of Interstate 10 and the Loop 202 freeway. All new construction activity took place in a live environment while maintaining Rinchem’s ongoing operations within the campus.
“Graycor’s very first job – which happened 100 years ago this year – required us to build with excellence within a fully immersed live environment,” said Todd Ostransky, Graycor Construction Company Vice President of the Southwest Division. “Our ability to prevent disruption to our clients’ ongoing operations throughout construction is something we are known for and excel at. It is our pleasure to put that expertise to work for a well-respected local employer and growing global company like Rinchem.”
Graycor’s construction services for Rinchem included an expansion of the shell building and complete tenant improvements of the warehouse, to include an approximate 5,000-square-foot mezzanine. The building expansion features concrete-tilt construction with a structural steel roof and deck system, fire-treated with explosion-proof equipment and materials. Additional features include 32’ to 40’ clear heights, customized temperature-controlled storage, specialized fire suppression and areas for chemical segregation and spill containment. The architect for the expansion is Butler Design Group.
“Over the past four decades, Rinchem has made it a point to build where our customers need us,” said Rinchem Vice President of Sales Troy Brown. “We’re excited to announce yet another Rinchem warehouse expansion. We look forward to serving our customers by providing world-class chemical warehousing solutions.”
Originally opened in 2015, Rinchem’s Chandler facility provides customized, temperature-controlled storage of high-purity chemicals and gasses used primarily for the semiconductor industry. The Graycor-led expansion adds to Rinchem’s warehousing areas, which are used to process and store regulated and non-regulated chemicals and gasses.