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May 3, 2013: Uponor Expands to Meet Manufacturing Demand

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — Uponor North America announced it will be expanding its headquarters facility in Apple Valley, Minn., to add 17,500 square feet of manufacturing space to help meet forecasted growth for crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing for plumbing, fire sprinkler, and radiant heating and cooling systems.

This will be the fifth expansion for the 1990-built facility, bringing the total space to 230,000 square feet, which houses the North American corporate offices, manufacturing, and Uponor Academy, the company’s onsite training center.

“We are projecting substantial growth for our PEX product in the commercial and residential markets for plumbing, fire sprinkler, and radiant floor heating and cooling systems,” said Bill Gray, Uponor North America president. “This expansion will allow us to continue our growth in the PEX marketplace and ensure we can meet current and future customer demand.”

The expansion, which is scheduled to be completed by October 2013 with a planned occupancy date of late December, will also include 3,000 square feet of employee service areas, including an expanded lunch room, locker rooms, restrooms, and outdoor seating.

“We are a 24/7 operation, so we’re making PEX tubing every minute of every day,” said Rusty Callier, director of operations at Uponor. “We want to make sure we have sufficient space to manufacture the tubing, as well as provide a positive and productive environment for the employees who are making the tubing.”

For more information, visit www.uponorpro.com or www.uponor-usa.com.

Publication date: 4/29/2013

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