Top 2021 Business News & Announcements in Chandler

Dec. 22, 2021
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Economic Development

This year has been one to remember when it comes to business activity and development within the City of Chandler.

From billion-dollar investments to first-in-Arizona concepts, companies continue to look to Chandler, Arizona as a place for business success.

Below is a recap of all of the exciting business announcements from 2021. 

 

January

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 a single-shift operation, the production facility comfortably accommodates 80 employees and approximately 200 in a three-shift rotation. Continue reading ... 

 

Rinchem announces 50,000 square foot, $10M expansion of Chandler facility

New Mexico-based Rinchem announced a 50,000 square foot expansion to their existing building in West Chandler, located at 6805 W. Morelos Place. 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. Continue reading…

February

VIAVI relocates headquarters and plans manufacturing capacity expansion in Arizona
VIAVI relocates headquarters and plans manufacturing capacity expansion in Arizona

Viavi Solutions Inc., announced that its Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) segment plans to establish a new manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona to support growing demand for its technologies. VIAVI also plans to transition its headquarters to the new facility, which is anticipated to house at least 100 employees by 2022. In preparation for this move, the company has already relocated its corporate headquarters to a temporary office in Scottsdale. The company’s San Jose office will continue to operate as a functional center of excellence and sales office. Continue reading…

 

State Forty-Eight expands Chandler headquarters and retail location, adds screen printing and embroidery services to support growing demand
State Forty-Eight expands Chandler headquarters and retail location, adds screen printing and embroidery services to support growing demand

As they approach eight years in business, Chandler-based apparel and lifestyle company State Forty Eight (SFE) is looking towards the future. Beginning in February, the Valley startup will take over the suite next door to their Chandler retail location on Arizona Avenue and Elliot Road (3245 N. Arizona Ave.), to make it their official Headquarters. The move is part of the company’s mission to expand operations and amplify their newly launched screen printing and embroidery services. Continue reading...

 

March

Intel announces historic expansion of semiconductor manufacturing operations in Chandler
Intel announces historic expansion of semiconductor manufacturing operations in Chandler

Intel announced it would invest $20 billion expanding its semiconductor manufacturing operations by building two new fabrication facilities at its Ocotillo Campus in Chandler.

“Intel’s continued expansion of its largest, most advanced manufacturing site in the world exemplifies the presence of innovation in Chandler,” said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “A talented workforce, excellent quality of life, proactive planning and decades of infrastructure investments enable global innovators like Intel to excel in our community.” Continue reading… 

 

April

Mechanical Keyboards announces first major expansion with new facility in Chandler
Mechanical Keyboards announces first major expansion with new facility in Chandler

Tennessee-based Mechanical Keyboards, LLC, one of the largest providers of mechanical keyboards in the world, acquired a 74,000-square-foot flex industrial building in West Chandler’s thriving employment corridor. Approximately 40 employees will work at the facility located at 7300 W. Boston St., and will hold roles ranging from logistics, administration, customer service and software development. Mechanical Keyboards currently has one facility near Nashville and this new Chandler facility will serve the Western United States. Continue reading…

 

May

CVS Health announces job opportunities in new Chandler office

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced a recent $6 million investment in new tenant improvements, and an additional 50,000 square feet of space at its flagship Aetna One Advocate office in Chandler. The site, located at 1255 S. Spectrum Boulevard, in the Allred Park Place development, now has capacity to serve more than 600,000 Aetna members. Hiring is underway to fill an additional 500 service and clinical professional positions within the next 12 to 24 months. Continue reading…

Arizona’s first SCHEELS to open Fall 2023
Arizona’s first SCHEELS to open Fall 2023 

SCHEELS, an employee-owned All Sports retailer, is excited to bring its first location to Arizona, opening Fall of 2023 in Chandler. The new shopping destination is planned for the Chandler Fashion Center after a full renovation and expansion of a vacant building and will feature 220,000 square feet of premium retail adventure for the entire family. Continue reading…

 

 

 

99 Ranch Market Opens in West Chandler
99 Ranch Market Opens in West Chandler

Located at the Northeast Corner of Dobson Rd. and Chandler Blvd., this first-to-Arizona store features 20,000 unique items from around the world, including fresh seafood, meats, produce and much more. Continue reading...

 

OneChandler Office Development Recently Completed  

One Chandler, a two-story 117,000+ square-foot Class A office building finished construction. This development is located in West Chandler, the City’s second largest employment corridor. Continue reading...
 

July

Bestway announces new U.S. headquarters location in Chandler
Bestway announces new U.S. headquarters location in Chandler

Bestway® announced that the company has acquired a new building and will be moving its U.S. headquarters location to Chandler, Ariz. in the fall. The move allows the company to expand its office space, warehouse and incorporate a new product showroom. The newly constructed building is 129,680 sq. ft. and is located at 3435 S. McQueen Road. Continue reading…

 

 

 

Mox Boarding House opening fourth store in Arizona
Mox Boarding House opening fourth store in Arizona

Since 2011, Mox Boarding House has been changing the board game restaurant experience with its unique award-winning retail and restaurant spaces. Mox offers over a thousand game titles (including miniatures, board games, role playing games, card games, and more), as well as a kiosk to buy and sell Magic: The Gathering cards. Its restaurant offers specially curated menus, using many locally sourced ingredients, along with wide selections of beer, wine and craft cocktails. Continue reading…

 

 

 

ASML plans additional hiring growth in Chandler and signs new office sublease
ASML plans additional hiring growth in Chandler and signs new office sublease

Netherlands-based ASML has signed a seven-year, 38,000 square foot office sublease on Price Corridor at 2625 W. Geronimo Place. ASML is currently located in the same business park, Chandler Freeways Crossing, in a different building. Tenant improvements are expected to be complete later this year with ASML moving into their new building in December. Continue reading…

 

 

August

VirTra Scales Manufacturing Capabilities with Purchase of Industrial Building
VirTra Scales Manufacturing Capabilities with Purchase of Industrial Building

VirTra, Inc., a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has acquired a property in Chandler, Arizona that consists of approximately 4.3 acres and an industrial building with approximately 76,650 square feet. Building will Serve as Company’s New Headquarters Starting in 2022Continue reading…

 

SOLLiD Cabinetry opens 6-acre manufacturing plant

Custom cabinet firm SOLLiD Cabinetry has opened a 251,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Arizona. Continue reading…

 

Array Technologies recommits to Chandler with long-term office lease

Albuquerque-based Array Technologies, which just announced a capital infusion of $500 million from Blackstone, is relocating from its current Chandler office and will lease 28,608 square feet at Chandler Viridian. Continue reading…

 

September

Cirrus Aircraft Continues Expansion with New Flight Training Facility and Innovation Centers in Arizona
Cirrus Aircraft Continues Expansion with New Flight Training Facility and Innovation Centers in Arizona

Cirrus Aircraft announced continued expansion with the opening of its new Cirrus Flight Training facility located at the Scottsdale Airport (KSDL) in Arizona, as well as two new satellite Cirrus Aircraft Innovation Centers in Chandler, Arizona and in McKinney, Texas. Continue reading…

 

Cranial Technologies leases industrial space at Lotus Project in Chandler

Cranial Technologies, Inc. signed a 20,893 square-foot lease at Lotus Project in Chandler. The company will use the space to manufacture and distribute their signature DOC Band, a cranial helmet to treat infants with plagiocephaly. Continue reading…

 

October

Pickleball Kingdom, an indoor pickleball facility, is coming to West Chandler

Pickleball is one of the most popular and fastest growing sports in the country, and a Valley entrepreneur is taking the mostly outdoor game inside.

Mike Rodrigues, who is also the co-founder of Chandler-based True North Energies, started a new company called Pickleball Kingdom LLC and is working to open the nation’s largest indoor pickleball facility. Continue reading…

Chandler Crossroads Development Breaks Ground
Chandler Crossroads Development Breaks Ground

ViaWest Group broke ground on the Chandler Crossroads development in the Airpark Area. This development features 116,085 square-feet of industrial space with 2,000 square-feet of speculative office space. Completion is slated for Q2-Q3 of 2022. Continue reading...

 

Chandler Connection Development Breaks Ground

Dignitaries from the City of Chandler joined Denver-based Comunale Properties (Comunale) and Stevens-Leinweber Construction (SLC) Thursday to break ground on Chandler Connection, a 201,000-square-foot, Class A industrial project within the booming Chandler Airport industrial submarket in Chandler, Arizona. Continue reading…

 

November

Shane Co. opens second Valley store in Chandler
Shane Co. opens second Valley store in Chandler

Shane Co., the largest family-owned jewelry company in the United States, will open its second Valley store in Chandler. Their 21st location nationwide is located off the 202 just south of downtown. Continue reading…

 

Port Plastics Chandler location doubles in square footage

Port Plastics, a leader in plastics distribution, is expanding in the Uptown Chandler employment corridor. For more than 26 years, Port Plastics has supported customers from all over the country from its Chandler facility, currently located at 120 E. Corporate Place. To accommodate future growth, the company has leased an adjacent suite that doubles its footprint to more than 40,000 square feet. Continue reading…

We Are Airstream” purchases former Sam’s Club in Chandler for a sales and servicing facility
We Are Airstream” purchases former Sam’s Club for a sales and servicing facility

We Are Airstream has purchased a new sales and servicing facility in Chandler, Ariz., at 1375 S. Arizona Ave., located on the southeast corner of Loop 202 and Arizona Avenue. The 136,000-square-foot freestanding building sits on 14.9 acres. The new Chandler location is now open to customers while Airstream finishes construction on exterior improvements. Continue reading…

 

 

December

Stryker leases new manufacturing facility in Chandler
Stryker leases new manufacturing facility in Chandler

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, has leased a new 104,000 sq. ft. manufacturing building in Chandler. The new facility is a significant expansion of its existing Sustainability Solutions operations within the region. Production at the company’s new Chandler site is projected to start in mid-2022. Continue reading…

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