Pewag opens first North American Chain Manufacturing Plant in Pueblo, CO

pewag ribbon cutting ceremonyOn May 3, 2014, pewag officially opened it’s first North American chain plant in Pueblo, CO with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The plant is located in the Minnequa Industrial Park on Greenhorn Drive adjacent to I-25.

pewag is the world’s leading manufacturer and technological innovator of round-link steel chain products.  The Austrian company, with U.S. headquarters in Bolingbrook, Illinois, leads the industry in chain innovation, including Grade 120 Chain- The World’s Strongest Chain.  They manufacturer three main product lines including: traction or snow chains, industrial chains and tire protection chains.  Distributing chain the in the United States since 1975, pewag is proud of its 535 year history, dating back to 1479 – before Columbus discovered America!

10007035_730807240303001_1151858384_nThe new state-of-the-art Pueblo plant will manufacture snow chains for the North American market.  When fully built out, the plant will reach a size of 55,000 sq. ft. and employ 55 people from the Pueblo area.  the plant is being financed by the Pueblo Development Foundation.

Pewag chose to locate in Pueblo, Colorado, because of its proximity to the traction chain market in the Rocky Mountains.  Additional considerations included excellent access to steel, a highly qualified workforce, training facilities with the Pueblo Community College and financial incentives offered by the City of Pueblo.

With the addition of the new Pueblo plant, pewag is pleased to contribute to the manufacturing renaissance currently taking place in America.

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