Elkhart, Indiana-based NIBCO announced the recent purchase of a 173,000-square-foot building in Buena Vista, Virginia.

The facility, which is about 30 miles from the NIBCO Stuarts Draft, Virginia, wrot copper manufacturing facility, will become the company’s main distribution center in Virginia. NIBCO will relocate its current distribution center from Stuarts Draft to the new building.

“We are investing in future growth and expansion,” NIBCO President and CEO Steven Malm said. “This facility allows us to increase our capacity for new products while it enables us to maintain the consistently high service levels that our customers expect for all products.”

This warehouse and distribution facility will be responsible for shipments of all NIBCO metal fittings. The company expects the facility to be fully operational during the first quarter of 2019.

Founded in 1904, NIBCO is a provider of valves, fittings and flow-control products for commercial, industrial and institutional construction as well as residential and irrigation markets. NIBCO has 11 manufacturing plants located throughout the United States, Mexico and Poland.