PVB Fabrications, Inc. (PVB), a multi-disciplined general contractor and provider of quality welding and fabrication services for the commercial, utility, government, heavy industrial and mining sectors, broke ground last week to prepare for its headquarters expansion in Marana, Arizona.
In 2020 PVB purchased 10 acres for the expansion, now with an address of 11871 N. Breakers Rd. Marana, AZ 85658. Last week kicked off the construction of a new corporate headquarters to consolidate operations into one location. Initially, the new facilities will include a 15,400 square-foot administrative office building plus a separate 35,000 square-foot fabrication/production facility. A future phase of construction will include a second 35,000 square-foot fabrication/production facility providing 70,000 square feet of fabrication/production space.
PVB is currently located at 911 West Grant Road, 85705 and employs 410 people. The full expansion over 5 years will add an additional 169 jobs primarily in operations, project management, quality control, engineering, business development and finance.
Phase one of the new headquarters is scheduled to be complete by October 2021.
(Architect’s rendering of new facilities)
The total capital investment over the next 5 years will be approximately $17 million, resulting in a total economic impact of $48 million.
Partners in the project include the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Town of Marana, the Pima Community College and the Small Business Development Center, PICOR, Randel Jacob Design Group, PLLC, Stewart Title, Eric Nadler, Esq. and Arizona First Properties.
When announced in January 2020, local leaders said: “PVB’s new headquarters is a logical and necessary step in our business growth strategy. It provides the opportunity to further expand our operations and will increase our ability to serve current and future clients,” said Peter Van Bogaert, president, PVB.
“In addition to business attraction, economic development is about helping local companies like PVB expand,” said Joe Snell, president & CEO of Sun Corridor Inc. “Headquarter expansions such as this have a tremendous ripple effect across the entire economy. Their success is the entire region’s success.”
“We are thrilled to welcome PVB to north Marana,” said Mayor Ed Honea, Town of Marana. “Their employees’ diverse skills enable them to cross multiple disciplines and sectors that include quality welding and metal fabrications to electrical and instrumentation services. PVB’s projects span the entire southwest, we’re excited to have another quality business in the town and look forward to seeing them grow.”
“The economy in Southern Arizona is thriving and we’re thrilled to see local companies like PVB growing and creating new jobs in the region,” said Sandra Watson, president & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We congratulate PVB on its success and thank the company for continuing to invest in Arizona.”
“Retaining expanding businesses is a key economic growth strategy for our region, as is fostering and supporting high-wage manufacturing jobs. Congratulations to PVB on its planned move to a new facility. We wish them continued success and stand ready to provide them any assistance they may require to fill these new positions,” said Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.
“PVB’s success demonstrates how community colleges, SBDCs and economic development organizations like Sun Corridor Inc. can partner to grow business and create well-paying jobs,” said Dr. Ian Roark, vice president of workforce development & strategic partnerships, Pima Community College. “It takes a creative and passionate industry partner to make it work, and PVB is a model partner.”
“PVB has excelled as a company because of its core values with employees, vendors and customers. The company’s work reflects the high quality standard and leadership that Pete demands of both himself and his staff,” said Ellen Kirton, director, Pima Community College SBDC.