Italian Manufacturer Celebrates New West Virginia Factory

Pietro Fiorentini invested $9 million to build the new manufacturing plant in Weirton, WV, its first in the U.S.

Pietro Fiorentini recently celebrated the completion of its new manufacturing plant in Weirton, WV with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The company’s new facility in the Three Springs Business Park represents a total investment of $9 million.

Pietro Fiorentini manufacturing plant, Weirton, WV
Mike Graney, executive director of the West Virginia Development Office, addresses dignitaries attending the grand opening of the Pietro Fiorentini manufacturing plant in Weirton. (Photo: West Virginia Department of Commerce)

“We’re very pleased to announce the opening of our new location in Weirton, West Virginia,” said Mario Nardi, CEO of the Pietro Fiorentini Group. “This is not only an opportunity to bring more jobs to the area, but is also a milestone, allowing us to expand our manufacturing capabilities locally in the United States. We want to thank the State of West Virginia and their officials as well as the local community for all the support to make this project happen.”

Based in Italy, Pietro Fiorentini has been operating out of rented space in Wheeling since 2013. The company is a world leader in the production of pressure regulators, metering systems and other components for the natural gas industry.

The West Virginia factory is the company’s first manufacturing operation in the United States. Pietro Fiorentini has a sales office and a distributorship in Georgia.

“Pietro Fiorentini arrived in West Virginia in 2013, ready to work,” said Gov. Jim Justice. “With advantages such as West Virginia’s pro-growth business environment and quality workforce, the company has stayed with us and is growing with us.”

“We are excited to welcome Pietro Fiorentini to Weirton,” said Patrick Ford, executive director of the Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle. “Having available land was a major asset in attracting Fiorentini.  We have Governor Justice and the West Virginia Development Office to thank for being so cooperative and committed and making it possible to respond quickly to Pietro Fiorentini wanting to open their first manufacturing company in the United States.”

Since starting West Virginia operations in 2013, Pietro Fiorentini has modified company divisions and production lines. Currently, the company manufactures a production line for service regulators, three production lines for line pressure regulators and operates three CNC machining centers.

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