FRESNO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Netafim USA, a subsidiary of Netafim Ltd. – the global leader in precision irrigation solutions – announced that FlexNet, the company’s innovative, high-performance, flexible and lightweight piping solution for surface and subsurface drip irrigation systems, will now be produced in Fresno , in California. Investing in local manufacturing allows Netafim to more efficiently produce and deliver FlexNet to customers across the Americas and provide producers with more custom configuration options.
Growers can now purchase the custom configurations suitable for their farm operation and expect to receive their order within approximately 30 days. FlexNet is the industry’s only sealed flexible secondary line solution that ensures the integrity and consistency of drip irrigation systems. Growers across the country trust FlexNet for its durability in even the toughest conditions. Unique integrated soldered connectors allow for faster layout, faster retrieval and reduced labor costs with its lightweight and compact construction. Compared to a typical flatbed installation, growers can save 20-30% on labor costs.
“Netafim USA began operations in Fresno over 40 years ago. Our presence in the manufacture of drippers in Fresno was our first step towards a long-term commitment to the Central Valley community in California. Our recent investment in a recycling center in Fowler, CA, and this manufacturing expansion underscores our commitment to our local community, team members, and the Central Valley agricultural industry,” said Mike Hemman, Chairman and CEO of Netafim USA. “This investment was driven in part by global supply chain challenges. This expansion allows us to significantly reduce lead times and offer more flexibility to farmers. Our expansion will create more jobs and support our mission to provide farmers with innovative solutions that improve crop yields and reduce costs.
“This expansion is a vote of confidence in our manufacturing presence in California and demonstrates our leadership in the irrigation industry,” said Kerri Birdwell, product manager, Netafim USA. “We are excited to continue supporting growers with industry-leading irrigation solutions and a local manufacturing presence. It’s a source of pride for our team and a benefit for American farmers.
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ABOUT NETAFIM USA
Netafim USA, based in Fresno, Calif., develops and manufactures drip irrigation systems for agriculture, landscaping and turf, greenhouses and nurseries, mining, and wastewater. Netafim offers a wide range of irrigation solutions including drippers, filters, sprinklers, valves, water meters and digital agricultural equipment for complete dripper installations. For more information, visit www.netafimusa.com.