SHANNON (June 19, 2015) – Officials from Wey Valve Inc., manufacturer of knife gate valves, announced Friday the expansion and relocation of its operations to Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South with the construction of a 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.
“We are excited about the future of our company in Lee County,” said Wey Valve Inc. President and CEO Samuel Sidler. “With the construction of our new production space, Wey Valve is positioned for many more years of success in Northeast Mississippi.”
The expansion, which will include a larger manufacturing facility and new office space, also will support future growth opportunities for the company.
Wey Valve’s existing 23,000-square-foot facility located on Highway 6 was built in 1998 and expanded in 2012.
“Since 1987, Wey Valve has been an invaluable partner in the industrial employment and economic growth of our area.” said Community Development Foundation Chairman Lisa Hawkins. “We are excited for Wey Valve to begin yet another chapter in their Lee County story.”
Based in Nettleton, Wey Valve Inc. has served as the North American sales and manufacturing headquarters for the Wey Valve line since 1987, developing various specialized models of knife gate valves.
“Lee County works hard to build a positive business climate, and it is always good to see existing companies grow,” said Lee County Board of Supervisors President Tommie Lee Ivy. “We wish Wey Valve many more years of success in our community.”
Wey Valve is a wholly owned subsidiary of SISTAG AG, based in Eschenbach, Switzerland.