Viega has moved production of its PEX resin used in the manufacturing of its ViegaPEX Ultra tubing for plumbing systems to its McPherson, KS, manufacturing and distribution center.
By centralizing the PEX tubing manufacturing process in McPherson, Viega says it will better be able to monitor its PEX products for quality, improve product innovations, as well as better integrate sustainability practices in production.
“We’re now able to monitor the materials more closely and make innovations much faster,” said David Perciful, director of quality assurance at Viega. “We work with thousands of pounds of materials each day for PEX tubing production here in McPherson with a close eye on quality, providing the PEX tubing that exceeds our customers’ expectations.”
The ViegaPEX Ultra tubing produced in the vertically integrated McPherson facility include the standard blue, red, white, and black ViegaPEX tubing as well as the purple ViegaPEX tubing for reclaimed water that was introduced in February.
The PEX resin processes were previously completed at a more than 70,000-sq-ft facility in Georgia and were consolidated into a 10,000-sq-ft space at its existing McPherson facility. The company said this eliminates the need for additional packaging and shipping, which reduces the overall environmental impact and carbon footprint of its PEX production.