A giant European maker of pipe systems has entered an agreement with Zanesville-based Enviro-Flow Cos. Ltd. to have its products distributed in the United States.
Enviro-Flow, which specializes in sewer line rehabilitation, will distribute Wavin NV's products to 19 states throughout the north-central and northeastern U.S. The companies are building a 60,000-square-foot distribution center in Zanesville.
Wavin spokesman Herbert van Zijl said in a March 28 e-mail interview that the company will continue to focus on Europe, but is looking to broaden its export customer base.
``Enviro-Flow contacted our export organization because they see good opportunities in their region,'' van Zijl said. ``They will distribute Wavin's plastic manholes in Ohio and surrounding states.''
The manholes are made of polypropylene and assembled on sewer project sites.
Wavin, headquartered in Zwolle, the Netherlands, manufactures its products at about 40 different locations scattered throughout Europe and at one plant in China.
Enviro-Flow officials did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Wavin has no plans to open any U.S. plants, van Zijl said. Wavin sold about $2 billion worth of goods in 2006. It employs more than 7,000.