Officials of Holweg Weber broke ground last Thursday behind one of their Kiel buildings on a project which will double the production space for longtime manufacturer H.G. Weber Co.
Work is already under way on the 15,000 square foot expansion which will project at an angle (because of the railroad tracks) behind the Weber building on the north side of Fremont Street.
Keith Fischer, director of operations and project management at H.G. Weber, said this is the first major expansion at the company in 35 years. “It really is significant,” he said, saying the company was making a commitment to the community with this expansion.
Romain Savary, managing director of Holweg Weber, thanked the people in attendance at the groundbreaking and said it is not every day that a project of this scope is undertaken. He said while the past year has been unusual because of the pandemic, he thanked the City of Kiel officials on hand for their cooperation in helping the company with whatever it needed to plan and start the project. “Everyone has been very, very helpful with this project,” Savary said.
Savary said the company is almost 100 years old and—while he joined it only a year ago—he said he is happy to be part of the company’s future represented by the expansion. He said H.G. Weber employees and the community care about what is happening at the company.
Savary added that the company is undertaking this project at this time because business has been good and customers continue to want their products in a timely manner. H.G. Weber Co. focuses on improving efficiency and capacity for global bag makers. It provides a complete line of bag machinery and auxiliary equipment which includes flexographic printing equipment, window die cutters, die cut handle machinery, twisted paper or flat paper handle units, wire tie applicators, patch applicators, laminators, and bundlers for the bag making industry.
(For more on this story please see the April 15 issue of the Tri-County News.)