Viega broke ground at a ceremony in McPherson, Kan., March 14 to officially begin construction of its new 439,000-square-foot production, logistics and office complex. On hand at the building site was Viega ownerWalter Viegener, Kansas GovernorKathleen Sebelius, Viega CEODan Schmierer, and McPherson MayorBill Goering. The new plant is scheduled for completion in 2008, and will house extrusion, injection molding and logistics facilities.

Pictured (from left): Viega Vice President of Technical Marketing Robert Gottermeier; Andreas Brockow of Viega Germany; Viegener; Schmierer; and Viega Vice President of Extrusions Manufacturing Robert Boots.