New Legacy plant will double capacity

Flexzilla manufacturer plans new 133,000-square-foot facility in Marion, Iowa.

Legacy Manufacturing, the maker of Flexzilla extreme-performance water and air hoses, is building a $10.4 million facility to consolidate its operations and double its capacity.

The 133,000 square foot building will be located in Marion, Iowa — the same as its current facility — where the company has done business for over 20 years.

According to Matt Weems, VP, Legacy Manufacturing, there are two main factors driving the company’s decision to build. “We have outgrown our current facility and operate out of several locations,” says Weems. “We need the space to increase our efficiencies and support continued growth for the future. This new building helps us to supply our customers at an even higher service level.”

Also impacting the decision is Legacy’s goal to re-shore more of their products. The company expects to move into the new facility during the first quarter of 2016.

While Weems says Legacy products are available in the U.S. and Canada through multiple market channels, there are opportunities for considerable growth in many others. “We are projecting significant growth in the next five years,” says Weems.

Legacy Manufacturing Company specializes in durable and innovative products including Legacy equipment for the automotive and industrial markets, Flexzilla hoses, cords and attachments, SmartFlex air, garden and RV/Marine hoses, Lock-n-Load grease guns and ColorConnex, an easy color matching system of couplers and plugs. Legacy Manufacturing is a division of Weems Industries, founded in 1986.


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