July 1, 2009
Nearly 1,000 industry partners, government officials and Viega personnel gathered for the official grand opening of Viega’s 439,000-sq.-ft. Manufacturing and Distribution Center in McPherson, KS. Approximately 210 of Viega’s North American employees work at the new facility in McPherson. Presentations concluded with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, plant tours and a Kansas BBQ lunch. The $40 million facility spans 11 acres, which equates to nearly 10 football fields under one roof. Joining CEO Dan Schmierer at the vent were Viega owners, Heinz-Bernd Viegener, Walter Viegener, and newly-elected McPherson Mayor Tom Brown.