Mechanical contractor leverages new Uponor kitting program to curtail material shortages and boost installation productivity

Developed by Uponor Construction Services, new service takes the guesswork — and the freelancing — out of rough-in installs. Each plastic bag of piping fittings is delivered to the job site — one kit per apartment — along with a material list and an isometric layout for the mechanic to follow, minimizing mistakes and maximizing efficiency.

BY JOHN O’REILLY

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA — Among the many critical challenges facing a plumbing foreman on a multifamily job site is the need to maintain efficient and consistent installation methods across the entire project. This mandate applies as much or more to the rough-in plumbing as to the finishing trim: the larger the job, the bigger the challenge.

Uponor North America appoints Brett Boyum Vice President of Marketing & Offerings

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., NOV. 18, 2020 — In alignment with its strategic focus on enhancing customer experiences and differentiating through innovation, Uponor North America (Uponor) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Boyum to the position of Vice President of Marketing & Offerings and a member of the company’s Senior Management Committee.…

UVU Bridge snow-melt project combines PP-RCT and PEX-a piping to clear a safe path over interstate highway in Utah

Hybrid snow-melt installation atop a 970-foot walkway joining two sides of Utah’s largest public university becomes first large-scale use of Uponor PP-RCT in North America. Radiant heating specialist Thermal Engineering threads 1,900 feet of PP-RCT through bridgeworks to feed 36,000 feet of PEX snow melt along the pedestrian bridge.

BY MICHAEL NICHOLSON

OREM, UTAH — Contractor Aron Frailey estimates he has installed as many as one thousand radiant snow-melt projects since entering the business right out of college nearly 20 years ago. The jobs have been many and varied — from high-end residential to large commercial. He even spent three weeks in Moscow in 2017 at the behest of the U.S.

Uponor launches new website

New resource-rich website consolidates multiple sites into one, allowing users to quickly find information about Uponor products and applications in a single, mobile-friendly location.

APPLE VALLEY, MN (AUGUST 11, 2020)Uponor North America has launched a new website, Uponor-USA.com, built with an intelligent and intuitive design that enables U.S. and Canadian visitors to quickly find whatever they need, whenever they need it — all in a single location that will readily accommodate any screen type: desktop, laptop, pad or mobile phone.

Uponor named a “National Preferred Partner” by David Weekley Homes

One of the nation’s largest privately-held home builders honors Uponor for going “above and beyond” for a seventh consecutive year.

APPLE VALLEY, MN (JULY 30, 2020) — Houston-based David Weekley Homes, one of the largest privately-held home builders in the United States, announced today the winners of its 16th annual National Preferred Partner Survey, recognizing suppliers “that have gone above and beyond throughout the previous year.” For the seventh consecutive year, Uponor North America (Uponor) ranked among 11 other elite building-product manufacturers as a “National Preferred Partner.”…

Uponor Sustainability Report Card helps motivate long-time plastic fittings supplier to embrace sustainability improvements

Circle Pines, Minnesota-based, injection-molding company more than doubles its vendor report-card score in only two years by aggressively boosting its performance in energy conservation, packaging materials, health and safety audits, and other areas.

BY JOHN O’REILLY

APPLE VALLEY, MINNESOTA — Few things in this world can be factually characterized as truly “unique” — as in “one of a kind,” “nothing like it anywhere else.” But for Eric Eichten, “unique” is an absolutely spot-on summation of the three-year-old Uponor Sustainability Report Card questionnaire process.

ASHRAE honors Devin Abellon with Hightower Tech Achievement Award

25-year industry veteran cited for technical leadership and volunteer service as TC 6.5 Programs Subcommittee Chair, and for his work developing educational programs in radiant heating and cooling.

APPLE VALLEY, MN (JULY 16, 2020)Devin Abellon, P.E., Business Development Manager for Engineering Services at Uponor North America, was recently named the recipient of the 2019-2020 George B. Hightower Technical Achievement Award. Presented on May 28th during the 2020 ASHRAE Annual Conference (held virtually this year), the award recognizes excellence in volunteer, leadership and service to the organization’s Technical Committees, Technical Groups and Technical Research Groups.

Uponor unveils New Venture Development business function

Led by Vice President Doug Fulton, this new function will seek growth opportunities through corporate acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as internal product development.

APPLE VALLEY (JUNE 17, 2020) — To further enhance Uponor North America’s ability to deliver innovative plumbing and heating solutions to its customers, the company has announced the creation of a new business function. This new business function will be led by Vice President Doug Fulton and called New Venture Development.

Reporting directly to President Bill Gray, Fulton will lead the exploration, incubation and integration of new products into Uponor’s existing business offerings, while also forging external partnerships.…