Hose Maker to Double Capacity

Sep 4, 2015

Legacy Manufacturing, the maker of Flexzilla performance water and air hoses, is building a $10.4 million facility to consolidate its operations and double its capacity.

The 133,000-square-foot building will be located in Marion, Iowa-the same as its current facility-where the company has done business for over 20 years.

“We have outgrown our current facility and operate out of several locations,” said Matt Weems, VP, Legacy Manufacturing. “We need the space to increase our efficiencies and support continued growth for the future. This new building helps us to supply our customers at an even higher service level.”

Also impacting the decision is Legacy’s goal to re-shore more of its products, he noted. The company expects to move into the new facility during the first quarter of 2016.

Currently available in the U.S. and Canada through multiple market channels, Weems believes opportunities to distribute Legacy’s automotive products are expanding.

“We are projecting significant growth in the next five years,” he said.

Legacy offers products for the automotive and industrial markets, including Flexzilla hoses, cords and attachments, SmartFlex air, garden and RV/marine hoses, Lock-n-Load grease guns and ColorConnex, a color-matching system of couplers and plugs. It is a division of Weems Industries.