MIFAB breaks ground on massive expansion of HQ

President Michael Whiteside, third left, is joined by staff and guests at the groundbreaking ceremony in Chicago.
Plumbing manufacturer MIFAB recently celebrated the groundbreaking for a 68,000 sq. ft. expansion of its Chicago manufacturing and distribution facility.

President Michael Whiteside, who moved the family-owned company from Canada to Illinois in 2006, was on hand with MIFAB staff and other guests to mark the occasion. The expanded facility is due to open in January 2020.

In addition to its existing 60,000 sq. ft space, the new expansion will house some of MIFAB’s growing product lines, such as HDPE plastic interceptors that range from holding tanks of 75 to 2,000 gallons.

The extension will also provide additional distribution space and testing for the BEECO backflow preventers.

Whiteside said, “This would all not be possible without the team spirit that we have at MIFAB, the support of Alderman Austin’s office, and the Charles Hall Construction team. Thank you very much for being here to celebrate this moment with us.”