Viega announced plans to expand its production capacity in McPherson, Kansas. The first wave of these investments is approximately $14 million and will increase the US production of its industry-leading ProPress® products.
“As we continue to grow the business we are bringing more production to the United States,” said Markus Brettschneider, CEO and president of Viega. “These investments in our US footprint will further support demand and leverage the talented US manufacturing workforce, starting with the expansion of production capacity in Kansas.”
The McPherson manufacturing and distribution center is currently around 1 million square feet, with the facility more than doubling its footprint and workforce since opening in 2008. The new ProPress equipment is expected to be in production by the end of Q3 2023, with additional investments to come.
“We are proud to produce our fittings right here in Kansas. As we increase our US-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.
In addition to its McPherson, Kansas facility, Viega supports its customers and partners through distribution centers in Reno, Nevada and Carlisle, Pennsylvania with further North American expansion planned for 2024 and 2025.