Valencia Pipe Co. is nearing completion of its new manufacturing facility in Kingman, Arizona.
The new 60,000-square-foot plant sitting on 13 acres will start with 10 state of the art extrusion lines and plenty of capacity for future expansion. Operations will begin Feb. 1, and the company will start to take orders as early as mid-January.
According to VPC’s president Andrew Dervin “Kingman is an ideal location,” Andrew Dervin, VPC’s president. “The location is convenient for our customer base. We are able to ship the same day into Northern and Southern California, Phoenix and Las Vegas and next day for our wider sales area.”
The new factory will produce ABS DWV Schedule 40, ASTM F-628 Foam Core and ASTM D-2661 Solid wall pipe. VPC will produce ABS pipe diameters of 1 1⁄2 inches to 6 inches.
In addition, VPC will produce their HOME-FLEX Underground medium-density poly- ethylene gas pipe (MDPE). VPC will produce diameters 1⁄2 inch to 2 inches. Home-Flex Underground pipe will meet and exceed ASTM D2513 standards. In addition, VPC has introduced into the market their HOME-FLEX Underground compression fittings that are revolutionary into the wholesale and retail trade.
VPC is owned by industry veteran Dervin. He started working in the shipping yard with Plastic Services & Products, a division of PMC Global in 1988. From there, Dervin moved into sales in Northern California and opened the
The division’s factory in Oregon in 1993, and began manufacturing ABS pipe in 2000. Dervin was the president of the company from 1997 until its sale in 2007.
“Knowing people and having lifelong relationships in the industry I believe will help lead our team to success,” Dervin said. ‘With the recent consolidation in the ABS pipe market we believe customers deserve another choice. We’re going to offer a high-quality product, great customer service and a competitive price. We are very excited and can’t wait to get started.”