Uponor Named David Weekley Homes National Preferred Partner

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 sells its share in the joint venture Phyn

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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Uponor Expanding Manufacturing Capacity in Two Facilities

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.

Uponor North America’s Bill Hooper Appointed 74th Chair of CIPH

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.

SBT Initiative Approves Uponor’s GHG Emission-reduction Targets

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined path to reduce emissions in alignment with the Paris Agreement goals

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., MAY 04, 2021 — Science Based Targets (SBT), an organization dedicated to driving climate action in the private sector, recently granted Uponor approval of its new greenhouse gas (GHG) emission-reduction targets. The SBT initiative defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ goals. The targets are set in alignment with the latest climate science requirements needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and aim to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C (approximately 3°F).

Uponor Revamps AquaSAFE™ Fire Safety Training for Installers

New online qualification replaces former Level I classroom and Level II job-site training program

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., April 27, 2021 — To support the growing demand for fire safety contractor training, Uponor North America recently revamped the former AquaSAFE™ Level I classroom and Level II job-site training into one comprehensive, online qualification program via Uponor Academy Online.

Minnesota family’s new, healthy “forever home” features PEX-based plumbing and radiant systems

Veteran pipefitter and longtime PEX installer Justin Johnson chooses Wirsbo hePEX™ (radiant heating) and Uponor AquaPEX® (plumbing) to boost the health, comfort, and energy efficiency of his new home.

AFTON, MINNESOTA — Justin Johnson and his wife, Jessica, had been planning their “forever home” for five years when they decided in late 2019 that they were finally ready to begin construction. Johnson has worked as a union pipefitter in the plumbing and HVAC industries on a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential projects since the mid-1990s. Now, the 25-year industry veteran would have the opportunity to install many of the same comfort-enhancing and energy-efficient systems inside his new, 4,600-sq.-ft. home.

Uponor earns third Governor’s Safety Award

Distribution center in Lakeville, Minn., receiving recognition for excellence in workplace safety and health

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., APRIL 13, 2021 — During the May 4-5, 2021 Virtual Minnesota Safety and Health Conference, Uponor North America will receive its third Governor’s Safety Award. Presented by the Minnesota Safety Council, the award recognizes the company’s distribution center in Lakeville, Minn., for exemplary workplace safety and health.