NIBCO held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on June 9 to mark the official completion of its iron valve plant expansion and grand opening of its new distribution center in Blytheville, AR. NIBCO broke ground on its 50,225-sq.-ft. expansion in March 2010, allowing the company to maximize its manufacturing processes while freeing up 100,000 sq. ft. to accommodate its new distribution center. The facility manufactures ductile and cast iron gate, globe, check and butterfly valves for the commercial, industrial and fire protection markets.
Pictured (L-R): NIBCO President and COO, Steve Malm; Arkansas State Representative Tommy Baker; Rex Martin, chairman of the board and CEO, and Alice A. Martin, vice chairman of the board and CPO, both with NIBCO; Arkansas State Representative David Burnett; City of Blytheville Mayor James Sanders; and Danny Quick, plant manager at NIBCO.