Viega to Expand U.S. Manufacturing
The new ProPress manufacturing equipment at Viega's McPherson, Kansas, facility is expected to be operating by the end of the third quarter.
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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Viega plans to invest more than $70 million over the next two years as part of its long-term strategy to expand U.S. manufacturing and support its North American customers.
A $14 million expansion of production capacity at Viega’s McPherson, Kansas, factory, where ProPress fittings are made, will be the first phase of the project.
“As we continue to grow the business, we are bringing more production to the United States,” said Markus Brettschneider, the CEO and president of Viega LLC. “These investments in our U.S. footprint will further support demand and leverage the talented U.S. manufacturing workforce, starting with the expansion of production capacity in Kansas.”
The McPherson manufacturing and distribution center is currently around 1 million square feet; the facility has more than doubled its footprint and workforce since opening in 2008. The new ProPress manufacturing equipment is expected to be operating by the end of the third quarter of 2023.
“We are proud to produce our fittings right here in Kansas. As we increase our U.S.-made products, we remain committed to creating highly skilled jobs in America, building out more sustainable manufacturing processes, and developing tomorrow’s workforce,” said Marki Huston, head of manufacturing for Viega LLC.
Viega also supports its customers and partners through distribution centers in Reno, Nevada, and Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with further expansion in North America planned for 2024 and 2025.