On December 14, 2021, nearly 50 people were in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony for Morton Buildings newest manufacturing plant located in Pocatello, Idaho! The 67,428 square-foot plant is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2022. It will join seven other Morton production facilities throughout the country.
The plant includes space for manufacturing, cold storage and office space. Morton expects to hire 20 to 30 employees initially and expand employment to meet growth needs.
Those involved in the groundbreaking ceremony included, from left to right:
Mayor Kevin England of Chubbuck Idaho
Matt Hunter, President & CEO, Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber
Roger Bauer – Morton Property & Asset Manager
Kevin Young – Morton Buildings COO
MiaCate Kennedy I - CEO, Bannock Development Corporation
John Russell – CEO, Morton Buildings
Mayor Brian Blad of Pocatello, Idaho
Councilman Rick Cheatum
Kristy Heinz – Pocatello Airport
Kristen Jensen – Executive Director Economic Development for Power County
Heidi Adamson, Councilwoman
Alan Evans - Pocatello Airport
Amy Rhoads – Chairwoman, Bannock Development Board
Read the full press release below:
Dec. 15, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Morton Buildings Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility in Pocatello, Idaho
Pocatello, Idaho – Morton Buildings, the industry leader in post-frame manufacturing and construction, broke ground Tuesday, Dec. 14, on a new manufacturing facility in Pocatello. The 67,428 square-foot plant is expected to begin operations in the third quarter of 2022.
The new facility is part of Illinois-based Morton’s geographic expansion strategy and will support customer needs served over the past 10 years by the company’s surrounding construction centers in Idaho Falls and Boise, Idaho; Bozeman, Montana; Sheridan, Wyoming; and Montrose, Colorado. It will join seven other Morton production facilities throughout the country.
“We’re very excited to establish the new Pocatello plant to meet current as well as future capacity needs, including those for farm, suburban, equestrian and commercial buildings,” said Sean Cain, Morton Buildings president. “Its central location and proximity to the Pocatello Regional Airport makes this a great base to efficiently serve the area and expand beyond.”
The plant includes space for manufacturing, cold storage and office space. Morton expects to hire 20 to 30 employees initially and expand employment to meet growth needs. Because Morton Buildings is 100 percent employee-owned, growth is an important component in increasing the retirement savings and broadening the career development opportunities for the company’s employee owners.
John Russell, CEO and chairman of the board for Morton, said the Pocatello plant represents a significant investment, made possible by the company’s recent growth in the Northwest. “We greatly appreciate the support of our current and future customers, Pocatello city officials and the Bannock Development Corporation for making it possible to move forward with this project,” he added.
Morton Buildings specializes in post-frame construction, which provides superior strength and durability by transferring load through building columns, allowing structures to perform exceptionally well even in extreme weather. The design of these highly engineered wood-framed buildings allows for clear spans up to 150 feet, maximum energy efficiency, limited maintenance and efficient construction. For additional company information, visit mortonbuildings.com.
About Morton Buildings
Morton Buildings, headquartered in Morton, Illinois, is the industry leader in post-frame manufacturing and construction. At Morton, the difference is in the details. From our cutting-edge innovations and best-in-class warranty to our craftsmen in the field, we are dedicated to surpassing expectations. Our legacy of excellence in construction spans more than a century and more than a quarter-million satisfied customers. Morton Buildings is 100% employee-owned and proud to be ranked #69 on the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) 2020 Employee Ownership 100 list, which includes the nation’s largest companies that are at least 50% owned by an employee stock ownership plan. For more information, please visit www.mortonbuildings.com.