Victaulic Commissions New Manufacturing Facility in Chihuahua
New facility becomes one of company’s largest sites, will better serve Mexico, Latin America and South America
CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO (September 21, 2011) – Victaulic, the world’s leading supplier of mechanical pipe joining solutions, today announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Chihuahua. The site is one of the largest Victaulic facilities in the world. Now, Victaulic has 11 production facilities and 20 branches globally.
Victaulic expanded its manufacturing capacities and capabilities to better serve customers in the southern region of the United States, Mexico, Latin America and South America. The new 133,000-square-foot facility on 30 acres of land includes a ductile iron foundry, machining and assembly capabilities, as well as local operations offices.
The new Chihuahua site will produce Victaulic custom castings and large-diameter pipe joining products up to 72 inches/1829 mm. This addition will broaden the scope of castings and manufacturing services offered, as well as the ability to meet the diverse and critical needs of casting customers. Further, by opening the Chihuahua foundry, Victaulic is able to expand its iron casting to include larger custom castings—up to 700 pounds in weight. Also, as the new regional distribution center, the facility will deliver products more efficiently, reducing transportation time and saving project contractors time and money.
This facility joins the Victaulic Queretaro branch, increasing capabilities for customer training and further enhancing regional support.
“The opening of the new Chihuahua facility signifies the growth of Victaulic in Mexico, Latin America and South America and will help us meet the strong demand for our products in the region,” said John Malloy, Chairman, President and CEO. “We’re also pleased to announce Chihuahua as one of our largest facilities to date and consider it an exciting expansion for the company.”
The opening of the Chihuahua, Mexico manufacturing facility joins the recent commissioning of the VPP Facility in Dalian, China and expansions at the Drezdenko, Poland Facility, as Victaulic continues to increase capabilities and provide solutions to global customers.
Victaulic products are used in some of the world’s most demanding markets, including oil, gas and chemical; mining; power generation; water and wastewater treatment; and military and marine systems; as well as commercial building and fire protection applications.
Victaulic piping systems have been used in more than 20 Olympic facilities to date, including the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) in Beijing and the National Aquatics Center (Water Cube) in Vancouver. Easy to install, safe and environmentally friendly, Victaulic’s piping solutions have had a significant impact on the construction industry worldwide.
Founded in 1925, Victaulic is the leading producer of mechanical pipe joining systems. Headquartered in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA, Victaulic has manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide and employs more than 3,500 people. The company develops products for a full range of industrial, commercial and institutional piping system applications. For more information, visit www.victaulic.com.