Viega announced that manufacturing of its MegaPress carbon-steel press fittings will begin at the company’s manufacturing and distribution facility in McPherson, Kan. The company plans to break ground this month for an 80,000-sq.-ft. addition to the 439,000-sq.-ft. facility, with full production expected to begin in 2016.

“Adding production capabilities in McPherson will ensure that we are prepared for future growth and the continued demand for Viega products,” said Dave Garlow, president and CEO of Viega.

 The McPherson facility currently manufactures plastic products for the PureFlow plumbing and Viega ProRadiant product lines, including the Viega ManaBloc homerun water distribution system and the Viega-assembled panels for easy radiant heating installation.