The small town of McPherson, Kansas, has been at the heart of Viega LLC’s operations since 2005. Viega, which had been based in Massachusetts, acquired a McPherson company and decided the region’s skilled workforce and central location made it an ideal place to base its operations.
The rapidly growing company moved its headquarters to Colorado in 2016, but it continues to expand and invest in McPherson.
This summer, Viega completed a two-year building program in McPherson that included the following:
A 90,000-square-foot expansion of a manufacturing plant, completed in December 2017
A new 205,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, completed in June
A new 25,000-square-foot tool shop and apprentice building, completed in July
Additionally, a 55,000-square-foot logistics expansion is in the works in McPherson.
McPherson is where Viega produces its PureFlow line of PEX product, as well as select fittings from the ProPress Copper and MegaPress product lines. McPherson is also home to Viega’s master distribution center for North America.
The state-of-the-art distribution center incorporates the latest technology and automation, as well as an upgraded warehouse management system that provides faster product turnaround. With additional metals products being manufactured in McPherson, a larger distribution center for both metals and PEX products was necessary.
Viega has more than 700,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space on its 127-acre campus. It employs 300 people and expects to add more.
“McPherson is essential to our operations and future growth plans and we continue to invest here because of the quality of the skilled workforce and the support of the community,” said Viega COO Robert Boots.