Percival Scientific holds groundbreaking for building expansion

Allison Ullmann
Perry Chief
Representatives of Percival Scientific pose for a photo during a groundbreaking ceremony for a building expansion on Wednesday, April 14. From left, Daniel Kiekhaefer (VP of Engineering), Jesse Smith (VP of Manufacturing), Gary Wheelock (President/CEO), Henry Imberti (Sr. VP of Engineering) and Joni Campidilli (VP of Sales/Marketing). Not pictured, Mitch Yates (VP of Purchasing).

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday morning for a building expansion at Percival Scientific.

President/CEO Gary Wheelock said the company first started talking about a building expansion two and a half years ago. The expansion will add about 60 percent of production space.

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"This is just the initial stages of getting us more room to continue to grow,” Wheelock said after Wednesday’s groundbreaking. “It’s been two and a half years to get going and we’re excited to get going, fill up the space and continue to grow.”

The ground is broken for a building expansion at Percival Scientific on Wednesday, April 14. From left, Daniel Kiekhaefer (VP of Engineering), Jesse Smith (VP of Manufacturing), Gary Wheelock (President/CEO), Henry Imberti (Sr. VP of Engineering) and Joni Campidilli (VP of Sales/Marketing). Not pictured: Mitch Yates (VP of Purchasing).
Representatives of Septagon Construction Co. and Percival Scientific pose for a photo during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, April 14.