Pewag opens first North American chain manufacturing plant in Colorado

By John Skelly09 September 2014

Pewag opened their plant with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Pewag opened their plant with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

On May 3, Pewag officially opened its first North American chain plant in Pueblo, Colorado. Pewag is a leading manufacturer and technological innovator of round-link steel chain products. The Austrian company, with U.S. headquarters in Bolingbrook, IL, manufactures three main product lines: traction or snow chains, industrial chains and tire protection chains. Pewag has distributed chains in the United States since 1975.

The new state-of-the-art Pueblo plant will manufacture snow chains for the North American market. At 55,000 square feet, it will employ 55 people from the Pueblo area and was financed by the Pueblo Development Foundation.

Pewag chose to locate in Pueblo due to 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.

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