Italy-based, Piva Group, will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The global manufacturer of vinyl windows, doors, panels and other construction products is expected to make a $6.47 million investment and create 122 new jobs over time at its new facility.
This new 60,000 sq. ft. production facility in Ste. Genevieve will allow the company to connect quickly and efficiently with its North American customers as well as increase its market share, company officials said.
Piva Group expects to install machinery and equipment in the coming weeks and be operational in August. Its initial production capacity is anticipated to grow from approximately 300 windows per day to triple that capacity over time. Piva Group’s only other production facilities are located in Italy and Spain where the company employs a combined 400 workers.
“It is rewarding to bring jobs to Missouri and specifically to Ste. Genevieve, where the workforce has demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and strong values. This facility will provide the highest levels of quality and consistency in our products and allow us to deliver the best level of service and value available to our customers,” said Randy LaMotte, President of Piva Group North America. “We thank Governor Nixon and the other state and local leaders who worked tirelessly to make our location decision a rewarding experience. Their dedication and creativity played a major role in our decision to open Piva’s first North American operation here in Missouri.”
“This announcement is great news for Ste. Genevieve and another indication of how more global companies are seeing Missouri as a prime location for investment and job creation,” said Governor Jay Nixon. “Piva Group’s decision to open its first United States facility in Missouri demonstrates how the relationships we establish overseas can have a significant economic impact here at home. These new manufacturing jobs will add to our economic momentum, and I’m very proud to welcome Piva Group to the Show-Me State.”
“We are very excited about welcoming Piva Group to our town,” said Ste. Genevieve Mayor Richard Greminger. “When we first started working on this project, the company was looking at occupying a portion of the facility. They came back and decided to occupy the entirety of the space. This will be a significant boost to our economy. We hope that this is just the beginning and that this project will attract even more new employers to the area.”
To assist Piva Group with its expansion, Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria. The City of Ste. Genevieve and the Missouri Partnership also assisted with the company’s expansion.