Velvac announces the completion of new manufacturing facility in Reynosa, Mexico


Velvac Inc. (New Berlin, Wisconsin) announced it completed the construction of a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Reynosa, Mexico, and has successfully moved their operations from their previous location in Reynosa. “The new facility allows us to consolidate multiple locations in the Reynosa area to accommodate current and future growth,” said Jeff Porter, Velvac President & CEO. “We have seen significant growth in our business in recent years and are also planning to in-source the manufacture of certain products that we currently import from Asia, so building the new plant was an easy decision to make." 

Besides providing room to grow, the new facility will help deliver a number of other operational benefits. “We expect it will help us to improve safety, productivity, and facilitate our lean, continuous improvement activities,” said Dan McGrew, Chief Operating Officer for Velvac. “Consolidating multiple locations will allow us to improve flow and eliminate waste and, in addition, it enhances our ability to attract talent and to implement visual controls, pull systems, and other lean practices. The COVID crisis certainly complicated the construction process, but our team did a superb job of planning and executing the move process and brought the project in as planned." 

Velvac has been manufacturing products in Reynosa for twenty years. “This investment further demonstrates our long-term commitment to the Reynosa area,” said Porter, “we have an exceptionally talented group of employees there who have been instrumental to the success we have enjoyed. The new plant was designed with significant expansion in mind and is located approximately one mile from the international bridge in Pharr, Texas, and 1.5 miles from our previous plant, so we feel we are ideally located to service our North American customer base.”

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