1st Phorm, a manufacturer and distributor of supplements, is building a new $20 million facility at the Fenton Logistics Park on the site of the former Chrysler assembly plant.
The company broke ground on the 182,400-square-foot facility Friday morning. 1st Phorm plans to relocate from Green Park Industrial Court in south St. Louis County early next year. Foundedin 2008, 1st Phorm is led by CEO Andy Frisella, president Sal Frisella and chief operating officer Chris Klein.
More than 400 sales representatives, warehouse employees and other staff will work at the Fenton facility and the new building will allow the company to add employees, the company said.
Fenton Logistics Park has 648,411 square feet of completed space, which is 88 percent occupied by more than half a dozen tenants and more than 1,000 employees. The 1st Phorm building puts developer U.S. Capital Development on track to have 50% of Fenton Logistics Park completed by early 2020, totaling $111 million in investment.