Sioux Chief brought back jobs to Kansas City, Missouri from Mexico. The plant manufactures plumbing products. The facility is now operating at full capacity.
“It’s been a major undertaking moving from one country to another, but our pre-planning really paid off,” says Joe N. Ismert, President of Sioux Chief Manufacturing. “We are getting up to speed and production is getting better each day.”
The Nogales plant was acquired along with two other plants when the rough plumbing manufacturer purchased Watts non-core product line in September 2015, consisting of assets related to its brass ttings, brass & tubular and vinyl tubing product lines.
“The integration of Watts product lines was critical for us,” says Ismert. “The product overlap and the manufacturing competency will absolutely help add to our presence as a manufacturer and leverage our ability to produce world class products.”
This move further demonstrates Sioux Chief’s ongoing commitment to manufacturing the majority of its SKUs in the USA and gaining control over the entire manufacturing process to guarantee the highest quality.
“Being located in the heart of the United States is both desirable and more ef cient logistically,” Ismert stated. “It allows us to respond quickly to our customer’s demands—and now, as part of our American operation, we’ll have greater opportunities to innovate this category.”
Additionally, the relocation has provided Sioux Chief with the opportunity to add an additional 30 dedicated, hardworking Americans to the company family.