WITCHITA, Kan. — Viega recently announced that production of Viega MegaPress® and MegaPressG carbon steel press fittings has begun at its manufacturing facility in McPherson, Kansas.
Viega broke ground on the 80,000-square-foot manufacturing addition to its McPherson campus in November of 2014. The first Viega MegaPress forming cell is now producing the first of Viega’s metal products in the U.S. The new Viega metals manufacturing facility cold forms ½- to 2-inch press-by-press and straight elbow MegaPress and MegaPressG fittings.
“MegaPress use continues to grow in the U.S. market, and by manufacturing it here, we can more effectively and efficiently deliver MegaPress product solutions to our distributors and customers across the country,” said Dave Garlow, president and CEO of Viega LLC. “These fittings are the first Viega metals products to be made right here in the U.S.”
Under full production, the new facility is capable of manufacturing 3 million MegaPress fittings per year. In addition, Viega assembles 250 different MegaPress fitting configurations — nearly every MegaPress product option available — at its metals production facility and is able to assemble 1.5 million fittings annually.
“The new facility is functioning perfectly for our current MegaPress manufacturing needs,” said Eric Wicker, director of manufacturing at Viega. “We built the metals manufacturing facility with plans to add more MegaPress production cells and additional high-tech manufacturing processes.”
Viega owns and operates five strategically located manufacturing and distribution centers around the U.S. Each facility is ISO 2008:9001-certified.
Publication date: 10/24/2016