Equipment/Technology, North America

Urschel acquires JIFCO and announces expansion plans

Urschel Laboratories, Inc., a global leader in food cutting technology, officially acquired JIFCO Products, Inc. The business has been renamed Urschel South. All previous JIFCO employees are now Urschel employees.

JIFCO specializes in CNC machining services to produce top quality, American-made parts. The company is one of the few precision machine shops in the manufacturing prototype industry.

“We welcome all of our new Urschel South employees into the Urschel family,” stated Rick Urschel, president/CEO of Urschel Laboratories, Inc.

Urschel South is currently located on Brown Street in Valparaiso, Indiana. The business will remain at that location until the expansion at Urschel headquarters, slated to begin sometime in the fourth quarter, has been completed.

The plant expansion will add approximately 115,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. This expansion will be the second largest construction project undertaken by the company since building the current new campus in 2015 at 1200 Cutting Edge Drive in Chesterton, Indiana. Current square footage stands at over 410,000 sq. ft.

An ESOP company, Urschel is proud to be a 100% employee-owned entity. Learn more about Urschel at

Source: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.

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