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NIBCO Announces $14 Million Facility Expansion
August 13, 2018

Northern Indiana Brass Foundry Company (NIBCO, Inc.), a recognized leading provider of valves, fittings and flow control products for commercial, industrial and institutional construction as well as residential and irrigation markets, has announced the firm will invest $14 million to expand its operation in Augusta County, Virginia.

Headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, NIBCO, a manufacturer of wrot copper fittings for the flow control industry, expanded its copper fitting manufacturing to Stuarts Draft, Virginia, in 1969 after the purchase of HK Porter Company. The firm operates 11 manufacturing plants throughout the United States, Mexico, and Poland, manufacturing products under a Quality Management System conforming to the current revision of ISO-9001 International Standards.

According to a statement released last week, Virginia Governor Ralph S. Northam said, “It is a priority for us to retain and facilitate the growth of Virginia’s existing businesses, like NIBCO, that are creating 21st-century jobs and providing critical skills retraining. Augusta County and Virginia have a strong track record when it comes to providing a talented manufacturing workforce, and the region’s close proximity to major interstates and the Port of Virginia are assets that have undoubtedly contributed to NIBCO’s long-term success in the Commonwealth.”

“Our metal fittings business is growing rapidly and our capital investment in infrastructure and people will enable us to increase capacity in Virginia for existing products and expand new product offerings,” said NIBCO President and CEO Steven Malm. “Over the past five years, NIBCO has been dedicated to smart, efficient expansion of our U.S. facilities. When other companies were going offshore in the 1990’s and 2000’s, NIBCO stayed, and has invested heavily to modernize our American manufacturing plants and develop our domestic workforce.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership will support NIBCO and its new job creation and retraining efforts through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to support employee training activities. Augusta County will match the VJIP funding awarded to the company to support the expansion project.

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