GOODYEAR, AZ – Romac Industries, the leading U.S. manufacturer of piping products for the waterworks and wastewater industries, announced that it has leased a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Goodyear, Arizona.
The new space was developed and is owned by a partnership between Baker Development, Foundation Capital and GTIS Partners LP. The facility will begin the first phase of operations in August, and expects to be fully operational by December 2023.
The 60,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility, located at 14160 W. Yuma Rd. Yuma Rd, represents a significant investment and will help Romac increase efficiency and streamline operations. The new facility will include powder coating, light assembly of pipe fittings for new construction, as well as couplings and repair products to support the waterworks industry infrastructure.
“The expansion of our manufacturing operations in Arizona aligns with our long-standing commitment to domestic manufacturing,” said Josh Larkin, President of Romac. “Access to a skilled workforce, proximity to key customers in a high-growth market and access to critical supply chain suppliers were factors in our decision to invest in our new Goodyear location. We will be able to leverage these advantages to support our continued success.”
Strategically located in Washington, Texas, North Carolina and now Arizona, Romac is able to manufacture and ship to customers in two days or less. The privately held, family-owned company was founded in 1969 and began operations in Bellevue, Washington.
Romac designs and manufactures innovative products that connect water, oil and gas pipelines. They serve their wholesale distributors, water districts, underground contractors and design engineers primarily throughout North America in both residential and commercial construction.
“We are delighted that Romac Industries has strategically chosen Goodyear as an ideal location to expand its manufacturing operations,” said Joe Pizzillo, mayor of Goodyear.
With its mission to “connect water to people” and its commitment to its customers, employees and community, Romac aims to make a positive impact on the city of Goodyear and the state of Arizona. Romac appreciates the partnership with GPEC, ACA, the City of Goodyear and the additional support for the project. Romac’s Goodyear facility highlights the continued economic momentum in the West Valley, including Rehrig Pacific in Buckeye, Avanti Windows & Doors in El Mirage and HyRel Technologies in Peoria.