Viega announced that manufacturing of its MegaPress carbon-steel press fittings will start at the company’s facility in McPherson, Kan. Viega expected to break ground in November on a 80,000-sq.-ft. addition to the already 439,000-sq.-ft. building. Full production of MegaPress should start in 2016.

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

Currently, the McPherson location makes plastic products for the PureFlow plumbing and Viega ProRadiant product lines, including the Viega ManaBlock home-run water distribution system and the Viega-assembled panels for radiant heating installation.