APPLE VALLEY, MINN., JANUARY 12, 2022 — In late November 2021, Uponor North America reached a staffing milestone at its Hutchinson, Minn. production facility. Uponor hired its 100th employee since 2018, when the company opened operations in McLeod County. Uponor has been rapidly expanding its footprint in Hutchinson despite some challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Uponor aims to hire even more employees as it expands its operations throughout 2022 and beyond.
APPLE VALLEY, MINN., JANUARY 5, 2022 — As companies continue to explore how to safely return office staff in a post-pandemic environment, Uponor North America is giving its office employees the flexibility to work their own way. The Apple Valley, Minn.-based PEX pipe manufacturer is introducing Flexible First, an employee-centric model that empowers staff to choose the working pattern that works best for them.
APPLE VALLEY, MN (NOVEMBER 02, 2021) —Uponor North America announced a national distribution agreement with Winsupply to stock Uponor PP-RCT piping, fittings, and accessories at select Winsupply local companies and two distribution centers across the U.S.
Enhanced offering delivers greater quality, safety, reliability, and performance for residential and commercial projects
APPLE VALLEY, MINN., SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 — Delivering higher value for residential projects and helping commercial projects meet stringent demands, Uponor North America (Uponor) now offers a newly redesigned line of ProPEX® ball valves for PEX-a plumbing and hydronic distribution applications.
For eighth consecutive year, the national homebuilder recognizes Uponor for world-class service and quality products
APPLE VALLEY, MN (AUGUST 31, 2021) — David Weekley Homes, one of the nation’s largest privately held homebuilders, announced their 2021 National Preferred Partner winners, and Uponor North America (Uponor) was one of 24 companies out of 150 to receive the prestigious honor. This is Uponor’s eighth consecutive year as a David Weekley Homes National Preferred Partner.
Uponor and Belkin International, Inc. have signed a share purchase agreement for the sale of Uponor’s shares in Phyn, a water sensing and conservation technology company, to Belkin. Phyn was founded in 2016 as a joint venture between Uponor and Belkin, with both owning 50% of the company. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Uponor booked an impairment on Phyn’s valuation in its Q2 results.
“These five years have proven that Phyn is on the right path with its water leakage detection technology, yet market adoption has not reached the targeted levels. Uponor has not been able to leverage its strong presence in the wholesale channel optimally. Having only limited synergies with our building solutions businesses, we have decided to sell our stake in Phyn to Belkin,” comments Jyri Luomakoski, President and CEO, Uponor Corporation.
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The company will add 57,000 square feet to its Lakeville Distribution Center along with 25,000 square feet to its Hutchinson facility
APPLE VALLEY, MINN., JULY 13, 2021 — To help meet growing customer and market demands for PEX pipe, Uponor North America is expanding its manufacturing capacity in Minnesota. Starting in August, the Lakeville Distribution Center, which was originally built in 2009, will begin construction to add 57,000 square feet on the southwest side of the building. The $5 million project is scheduled for completion in June 2022. Additionally, the Hutchinson facility, which was purchased in 2017 and opened in 2018, is also expanding with a $5 million renovation project to create an additional 25,000 square feet of manufacturing space, scheduled to be complete in May 2022.
Regional Sales Manager and 30-year veteran of the hydronics industry will lead the plumbing and heating association
MISSISSAUGA, ON (JUNE 28, 2021) — With industry leadership a longstanding cornerstone of Uponor North America, the company proudly welcomes the recent election of Bill Hooper, Regional Sales Manager – Atlantic with Uponor Atlantic Ltd., as the 74th Chair of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH). The announcement was made at the CIPH’s 89th Annual General Meeting, held virtually on June 15.
Minneapolis-based Star Tribune ranks the company 29th in the Top Workplaces large-size company listing
APPLE VALLEY, MINN., JUNE 17, 2021 — The Star Tribune has named Uponor North America (Uponor) a Top Workplace, ranking 29th on the large-size company list. This is Uponor’s eighth win as a Top Workplace, with previous recognitions from 2012 to 2018.
Seasoned visionary leader with strong strategic competence will direct Uponor into its next phase
APPLE VALLEY, MINN., MAY 05, 2021 — Uponor’s Board of Directors has appointed Michael Rauterkus as President and CEO of Uponor Group and Chairman of the Executive Committee. He will join the company and assume the CEO responsibility on 21 August 2021.