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bution of plumbing, heating and pipe- joining systems for customers in residen- tial, commercial, industrial and marine

Laborde Products markets throughout North America.

Covington, LA e:


With more than 16,000 products and systems offered worldwide for plumb-

History: ing, heating, cooling and pipe joining

A diesel engine distributor established in applications, all Viega systems are high- the 1980’s, and purchased by the Laborde ly engineered, making them fast, easy

Family in 1998. Laborde Products began and safe to install. Viega offers its ? ag- distributing Mitsubishi Heavy Duty en- ship Viega ProPress line for marine sys-

Viega gines in 2001 in the Gulf Coast, and has

Broom? eld, Colorado tems in copper, stainless steel and cop- expanded its territory up the inland river per nickel. The systems are designed to system and Great Lakes. Laborde Prod- perform in the harsh environments of the ucts opened a full service branch servic-

History: open sea. Viega ProPress systems are ing the Houston, TX Marine and Indus-

Viega started in Germany in 1899, best suited for fresh water systems while trial markets in 2008.

founded by Franz-Anselm Viegener, Viega SeaPress is speci? cally designed who created an innovative new design for corrosive seawater environments. for a brass beer tap. By 1901, the Viega Viega ProPress, Viega MegaPress and Offering:

German company began to manufacture Viega SeaPress can be used in a variety Laborde Products offers diesel engines and diesel powered custom equipment home plumbing products, growing and of applications from potable water to from 4 horsepower to 2000 horsepower using any of it’s engine manufacturers. expanding internationally as the author- fuel to ? re main. Our engine manufacturers are Mitsubishi, Yanmar, FPT, HATZ, Steyr, BUKH, ity in press technology during the last OXE. In addition, we offer engines from PSI. Engines can be used in various century. In 1999, through the purchase marine, and land based applications. Custom packaging is available for any of an interest in a U.S. company, Viega project.

expanded its product offering to North

America. Today, the innovative products

Projects: of the Viega Group of companies are

Laborde Products is currently providing propulsion packages for new construc- produced at six international locations tion push boats, diesel powered custom packages for municipal pumping sta- and distributed worldwide. Viega LLC, tions, PSI gas engines for ground support vehicles for airport use and 10HP die- a privately held subsidiary headquartered sel powered pumps which meet the newest pushboat ? re ? ghting requirements. near Denver in Broom? eld, Colorado, is the expert in the manufacture and distri- 97

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