Uponor News Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 26, 2015
Contact: Ingrid Mattsson
Director, Brand Management
(800) 321-4739, ext. 4249
ingrid.mattsson@uponor.com

 


 

 

 

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Political, Community Leaders Celebrate at Uponor Groundbreaking Ceremony for $18M Expansion

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Political Community Leaders On May 21, Uponor North America (Uponor) held an official groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the company’s seventh expansion in the greater Twin Cities area. The $18 million expansion project will add an additional 88,000 square feet for lean manufacturing, office space and additional manufacturing equipment for producing crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe used in plumbing, radiant heating/cooling and fire safety systems.

"While this is our latest expansion, it is certainly not our last," said Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. "This year marks our 25th anniversary in Apple Valley and we are grateful to the leaders of this local community as well as the state of Minnesota for their support as we continue to grow."

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Several political and community leaders were in attendance for the groundbreaking ceremony. Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamman-Roland and Apple Valley Chamber President Ed Kearney took to the podium to talk about Uponor’s partnership with the city and the importance of the expansion to the local economy.

"Our futures are bright because of our partnerships, and businesses like Uponor are key to the strength and growth of our community," said Mayor Hamann-Roland.

After the expansion is complete, the North American headquarters in Apple Valley along with the company’s distribution center and resin-processing center in nearby Lakeville will bring the total Twin Cities metro area footprint to 654,738 square feet on approximately 50 acres.

The new facility, which is pursuing LEED®-Silver certification, is expected to be complete at the end of 2015 and will provide more than 100 jobs to the local area over the next few years.

 

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Uponor, Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping and pre-insulated piping systems for residential and commercial applications. In 2014, the company received a Best-in-Class award for Minnesota manufacturing, a Community Impact Award for sustainability, and a Progress Minnesota award for driving business growth and economic development. The company was also named a Top 100 Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Uponor, Inc. employs more than 500 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn.

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For editorial assistance, contact John O'Reilly c/o O'Reilly DePalma at (815) 469-9100;   e-mail: john.oreilly@oreilly-depalma.com.

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Political and community leaders celebrate the groundbreaking for Uponor’s new facility in Apple Valley, Minn., which is pursuing LEED®-Silver certification. From left to right: Tom Lawell, Apple Valley City Administrator; Anna Wills, State Representative; Ed Kearney, Apple Valley Chamber President; Bill Gray, President, Uponor North America; Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland; Ruth Grendahl, Apple Valley City Council Member; Clint Hooppaw, Apple Valley City Council Member; John Bergman, Apple Valley City Council Member; Senator Greg Clausen.

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The new facility (at left) is located adjacent to the Uponor North America headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn., and will add 50 percent more manufacturing space for the company.

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