Uponor News Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 17, 2016
Contact: Ingrid Mattsson
Director, Brand Management
(800) 321-4739, ext. 4249
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Governor Dayton proclaims May 16 Uponor Day in Minnesota

UponorAV Annex RibbonCuttingApple Valley, MN, May 17, 2016 — Uponor North America (Uponor) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the company's ninth expansion in Apple Valley and the 11th in the greater Twin Cities area.

Gov. Mark Dayton, along with several political and community leaders, was in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Governor Dayton spoke of the importance of new job growth in Minnesota and of attracting talent in light of a national and local employment shortage.

“It's a great moment for all of you on the Uponor team. Thank you very much for your commitment to Minnesota,” said Governor Dayton. “This is what makes Minnesota successful — entrepreneuers and those of you executives who have a commitment to our state, to locate and expand here.”

The $18 million expansion adds an additonal 90,000 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.

With this expansion, the North American headquarters in Apple Valley, along with the company's distribution center and resin-processing center in nearby Lakeville, brings the total Twin Cities metro area footprint to 656,738 square feet on approximately 50 acres. The new facility will provide 82 new jobs to the local economy.

“While this is our latest expansion, it is certainly not our last,” said Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “We are grateful to the State of Minnesota and the leaders of this local community for their support as we continue to grow.”

Additional speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were:

  • Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America
  • Jyri Luomakoski, president and CEO, Uponor Corporation
  • Richard Davis, chairman, president and CEO, U.S. Bancorp and Greater MSP Chair
  • Michael Langley, Greater MSP CEO
  • Ed Kearney, Apple Valley Chamber president
  • Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland
 

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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. The company has received recognition for best-in-class manufacturing, sustainability, energy efficiency, safety, business growth, economic development, workplace giving and being a top workplace. Uponor, Inc. employs about 500 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn.

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Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed May 16 Uponor Day in the State of Minnesota. The company's $18M expansion in Apple Valley, Minn. will provide 82 new jobs to the area.

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From L to R: The Hon. Anna Wills, MN State Representative; The Hon. Greg Clausen, MN Senator; Michael Langley, CEO Greater MSP; The Hon. Mary Hamann-Roland, Mayor of Apple Valley; Bill Gray, President, Uponor North America; The Hon. Mark Dayton, MN Governor; Jyri Luomakoski, CEO, Uponor Corporation; Ed Kearney, Apple Valley Chamber President; Richard Davis, Chairman, President and CEO, U.S. Bancorp and 2016 Greater MSP Chair

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From L to R: Jyri Luomakoski, CEO, Uponor Corporation; Bill Gray, President, Uponor North America; The Hon. Mary Hamann-Roland, Mayor of Apple Valley; Ed Kearney, Apple Valley Chamber President; The Hon. Anna Wills, MN State Representative; The Hon. Greg Clausen, MN Senator

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