May 6, 2008
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Press Releases

Uponor Joins Fix Housing First Coalition to Help Stimulate Housing Market and Revive Economy

Jyri Luomakoski Appointed President and CEO of Uponor

Uponor Releases January through June 2009 Factory Training Schedule

Uponor Reinvests in Training Program; Appoints Industry Veteran Wes Sisco as Senior Trainer

Engineered Plastic (EP) Line Offers Low-cost, Durable Commercial Plumbing Solution

New Engineered Plastic (EP) Heating Manifold Offers Durable, Cost-effective Radiant Solution

Uponor Consolidates Production Operations; Closes Canadian Facility

Uponor Breaks Ground for New 285,000-square-foot Distribution Center in Lakeville, Minn.

Uponor Canadian Headquarters Relocates to Toronto Suburb to Align with Sales Strategies

Redesigned proPANEL® Awarded Professional Builder’s 100 Best New Products for 2008

New Uponor Climate Cŏntrol™ Zoning System Offers Wireless Control of Radiant Zones, Faster Installation

New Climate Cŏntrol™ Network System Connects All HVAC Systems for Easier Installation, Total Control

Uponor Hosts Apple Valley State of the City Address and Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Uponor, an AIA/CES Provider, Releases 2008 Radiant Heating and Cooling Webinar Schedule

Wirsbo AQUAPEX® Tubing Expansion Joint Kit Saves Valuable Labor Time and Costs

Uponor Factory Training Schedule For Second Half of 2008 Now Available

New Uponor EP Opposing-port, Multi-port Tees Offer Added Design and Installation Flexibility

Uponor EP Branch Multi-port Tees and Elbows Ideal for Demanding Commercial Applications

ProPEX® EP Valves Use Innovative Ceramic Disc Technology for Greater Durability, Performance

New ProPEX® Out-of-the-Wall Support System Provides Clean, Efficient Solution to the Fixture

Uponor to Promote Commercial Radiant Uses Via Green Mechanical Council Membership

Uponor Climate Cŏntrol™ - Multifunction Boosts System Functionality, Reduces Install Costs

Uponor AQUASAFE® Looped Fire Safety System Simplifies Design and Speeds Installation

Redesigned Uponor proPANEL® Unit Expands Radiant Design Options, Simplifies Installation

Uponor Announces Updated Factory Training Schedule for 2008

Uponor Names William Gray, Formerly of ITT Corporation, New General Manager for Canada

Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Names Uponor, Inc. its 2007 Business of the Year

For the Media: Expansion Joint Kit

New 2" Wirsbo AQUAPEX® Tubing Expansion Joint Kit Saves Valuable Labor Time and Costs

Uponor has developed a solution for plumbing systems requiring expansion joints to accommodate expansion and contraction in long tubing runs. Read more...

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To eliminate the added labor and costs required to build an expansion joint from scratch, Uponor created an industry-first: the 2" Wirsbo AQUAPEX® Tubing Expansion Joint Kit.

The 2" Wirsbo AQUAPEX Tubing Expansion Joint Kit comes unassembled and includes the following components:

  • One pre-formed 2" expansion loop
  • Two 2" brass elbows
  • Four 2" ProPEX® Rings

The kit is 44% less expensive than purchasing the 13 individual components (four feet of tubing, four elbows and eight rings) needed for onsite construction of an expansion joint.

“We created this kit to help our partners in the field install our PEX plumbing systems faster, easier and more cost-effectively,” says Steve Lockridge, senior product manager, Plumbing, for Uponor. “By using this new expansion kit, installers should save a significant amount of time by not having to create the joint onsite from scratch. Plus, they can save almost half the cost of buying the components individually.”

Not only does the kit cost less and save installation time, as compared with buying the individual components and building a joint from scratch, it also provides more reliable performance by requiring fewer joints.

“Our goal at Uponor is to create superior products and systems that offer efficiency to our customers while saving them valuable time and money,” says Lockridge. “The new Uponor 2" Wirsbo AQUAPEX Tubing Expansion Joint Kit delivers on all counts.”

Uponor is a leading supplier of PEX-a plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets across North America and Europe. Uponor employs 4,700 people globally. Uponor Corporation is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.

Uponor, Inc. is headquartered in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit or call Uponor toll free at (800) 321-4739.

Uponor Ltd. is currently based in Regina, Saskatchewan, although the Sales and Marketing business units will relocate to Toronto in 2008.

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Uponor, Wirsbo, AQUAPEX and ProPEX are trademarks of Uponor, Inc. and Uponor Corporation. ProPEX® is a registered trademark in the United States. ProPEX™ is trademarked in Canada.


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