ARIZONA – NRS Logistics America has announced plans to build a facility in Casa Grande, Arizona, with the intention of having better connectivity with California and the rest of the United States.
According to the company, the complex will be used for the distribution and storage of chemicals and semiconductor gases. The first phase of the facility is expected to be ready in the fourth quarter of 2024, creating up to 30 jobs initially and more than 90 new jobs once fully operational.
Following a recent land acquisition, the facility will be built on 40 acres at the southwest corner of Ethington and Illinois roads, just south of the Maricopa-Casa Grande Freeway. The first phase, which represents a multi-million dollar capital investment, will include 69,000 square feet serving semiconductor and electric vehicle battery manufacturers and suppliers, as well as industrial chemical markets. The second phase of expansion will include rail operations.
“With the growing semiconductor and electric vehicle battery manufacturing markets, NRS evaluated other states for our first North American investment. Arizona was the best choice for NRS’ expansion as it offers proximity to the customer base, port operations in Southern California and excellent value for the land investment,” said Yuichi Sato, President of NRS Logistics America.
The facility will feature temperature-controlled storage for specific hazard classes of flammable, corrosive and oxidizing chemicals for use in semiconductor chip production and electric vehicle battery manufacturing. In addition, the facility will also house portable bulk tank storage and lifting operations.
For more than 70 years, NRS Corporation has been a leading chemical logistics company providing transportation, warehousing and distribution services, as well as asset leasing and sales for the chemical and industrial markets. This portfolio of services enables NRS to offer comprehensive services dedicated to the chemical industry.
The new NRS Logistics facility fuels the rapid economic growth taking place in Casa Grande. In recent years, Casa Grande has attracted notable expansions such as battery recycler Ecobat, and semiconductor suppliers such as Chang Chun Arizona, KPCT Advanced Chemicals, Solvay and LCY Chemical.