Viega LLC to Invest $200 million in New Ohio Manufacturing Plant

Viega, an industry leader in press technology, has announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Shalersville, Ohio. The company, renowned for its ProPress and MegaPress products, aims to break ground this November, with the facility slated to be operational by early 2025.

Markus Brettschneider, CEO and President of Viega LLC, is enthusiastic about the expansion. “This new facility in Ohio, along with recent investments in our existing Kansas facility, further supports our growing demand and is part of Viega’s plan to increase North American production,” he remarked.

Investing approximately $200 million into an 80-acre parcel for the new plant underscores Viega’s ongoing growth in the US and will bolster the company’s capacity to meet burgeoning product demand. This initiative aligns with the sustainability ethos of the company; by localizing manufacture, Viega aims to reduce carbon emissions linked to importing products. Staying true to this sustainable objective, operations at the new facility will be carbon neutral from inception, in line with Viega’s broader goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across all facilities by 2035.

Marki Huston, head of Manufacturing for Viega LLC, views this expansion as a demonstration of the company’s commitment to developing the U.S. workforce and sustainable manufacturing processes. The new facility is projected to initiate production early 2025, with hiring set to commence in January 2024. Job creation will be significant, with more than 68 new jobs projected over the next few years.

In addition to its new Ohio facility, Viega recently announced investments in new equipment for its manufacturing and distribution facility in McPherson, Kansas. The company also supports customers and partners via distribution centers located in Reno, Nevada and Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with further expansion planned for 2024 and 2025 within North America.

Viega collaborated with local, regional, and state organizations such as Team NEO, JobsOhio, Portage Development Board, and the Shalersville-Streetsboro Joint Economic Development District to select the 80-acre site and secure tax credit assistance. “We have a great manufacturing legacy, dedicated talent pool, and future-oriented industry resources to support Viega’s new operations,” stated Team NEO Chief Executive Bill Koehler.

Born out of a rich heritage of more than 120 years in building technology, Broomfield, Colorado-based Viega LLC is a subsidiary of The Viega Group. The company enjoys global market leadership in press technology, serving industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Employing almost 5,000 people across 10 global locations, Viega produces over 17,000 products and systems. The company is also committed to continuous training, providing in-person and online workshops from its seminar centers in Colorado and New Hampshire.