MCPHERSON, Kan. – November 2016 – Viega LLC hosted a National Manufacturing Day event, attended by nearly 200, at its manufacturing campus in McPherson, Kan.
The event featured tours of both manufacturing facilities, including its brand new MegaPress production facility, along with a career fair and lunch.
“Viega is proud to be part of the growing manufacturing process in Kansas,” said Robert Boots, COO, Viega LLC. “Thank you to everyone who attended, allowing us to share Viega and show how we contribute to the community.”
At the McPherson campus, Viega produces its innovative MegaPress carbon steel fittings for joining Schedule 5 to Schedule 40 black iron pipe as well as Viega PEX systems including ViegaPEX™ Ultra tubing, Viega PEX Press fittings and Viega ProRadiant™ product lines. The Viega ManaBloc® homerun water distribution system and the Viega-assembled panels for easy radiant heating and cooling are also produced in McPherson.
This was Viega’s third year hosting a National Manufacturing Day event. Over the years, the company has welcomed hundreds of area job seekers, students, officials and community members to its McPherson campus.
Viega recently announced its new Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program which begins in January 2017 and will provide paid positions working in plastics, metals, machining or maintenance divisions through which apprentices will be able to earn a three-year associate’s degree.
The Viega Group, with a tradition of innovation for more than 115 years, has more than 4,000 employees worldwide and is among the leading manufacturers of pipe fitting installation technology. In metal press systems for industrial, commercial and residential projects, the company is the global market leader. In the U.S., Viega LLC employs nearly 500 people and offers more than 3,000 products. These include Viega ProPress® for copper and stainless, Viega MegaPress® for black iron pipe and Viega PEX Press systems in Zero Lead™ bronze and high-performance polymer. Viega also specializes in the design, production and installation of ProRadiant™ heating and cooling systems.
For more information, visit www.viega.us.
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