NIBCO To Invest $14M in Virginia Expansion, Create 30 Jobs

NIBCO To Invest $14M in Virginia Expansion, Create 30 Jobs

The Augusta (VA) Free Press (8/7) reports that “NIBCO INC., a manufacturer of wrot copper fittings for the flow control industry, will invest $14 million to expand its operation in Augusta County,” Virginia, adding that the company “is investing in its infrastructure, adding new equipment and updating technology, training programs, and new product development.” According to the article, the expansion “will create 30 new jobs, and 117 existing employees will be retrained on the new technology.” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) is quoted on the announcement, saying, “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,” adding that “Augusta County and Virginia have a strong track record when it comes to providing a talented manufacturing workforce.” NIBCO President and CEO Steven Malm is also quoted, saying, “Over the past five years, NIBCO has been dedicated to smart, efficient expansion of our US 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.”