Rinchem opens chemical warehouse in Arizona

March 5, 2024
New location in Surprise, which will support the Phoenix area semiconductor industry, includes a 103,000-sq.-ft. tank container yard

Chemical supply chain specialist Rinchem recently opened a custom-built hazmat warehouse in Surprise, Arizona, that also features one of the largest tank container yards the company has constructed.

The state-of-the-art warehouse facility boasts more than 123,000 sq. ft. designed to support the growing semiconductor industry in the Phoenix area.

“This new facility represents a significant investment in our Arizona operations and is our second chemical warehouse in the Phoenix metro area,” Rinchem CEO Chris Easter said in a news release. “We’re proud to partner with a leading player in the semiconductor industry to ensure their critical supply chain runs smoothly.

“We’re confident it will play a crucial role in supporting the growth of the local semiconductor industry and contributing to the region’s economic prosperity.”

The Surprise chemical warehouse features several key elements to ensure the safe and efficient storage of dangerous goods:

  • Expansive ISO container yard: At 103,000 sq. ft., the ISO yard boasts 432 spaces, offering ample room for secure containerized storage.
  • Dedicated gas pad: A dedicated gas pad with 48 storage bays further enhances safety and segregation of high purity chemicals and gases.
  • Temperature-controlled storage: Rinchem caters to various hazard classes and chemistries with dedicated storage spaces ranging from refrigerated and freezer rooms to temperature-controlled zones for flammable and corrosive materials.
  • Cleanroom services: Future plans include cleanroom capabilities to meet the stringent requirements of the semiconductor industry.

Graycor Construction Company, the general contractor behind the facility, expressed pride in contributing to another “groundbreaking” project for Rinchem. “Graycor is honored to have partnered with Rinchem on their new chemical facility in Surprise, Arizona,” said Rusty Martin, Graycor southwest division general manager. “This facility stands as a testament to Graycor’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the manufacturing and semiconductor tier supplier markets, which are core growth markets for Graycor.”

The opening of the Surprise warehouse, Rinchem’s second in the Phoenix area, follows the company’s launch of hazmat warehouses in Cornelius, Oregon, and Penang, Malaysia, last year.

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