January 31, 2007
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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: Factory Training

Uponor Announces Updated Factory Training Schedule for 2008

Dates for Uponor’s 2008 Factory Training Program are now available and ready for reservations. This year’s training plans to be as educational, engaging and informative as in years past. Read more...

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Attendees at a recent Uponor factory training session. Since 1993, more than 10,000 heating professionals have attended at least one training session at the company's Apple Valley, Minnesota, facility.

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Uponor is a pioneer in educating the trades in the art and science of designing and installing radiant systems. Since the inception of its popular factory training program in 1993, more than 10,000 heating professionals have attended at least one training session at its Apple Valley facility. In addition, Uponor representatives have offered onsite training to nearly 100,000 plumbing, heating and fire safety professionals.

For 2008, Uponor will continue to offer weekend and weekday training sessions. The schedule for the February-through-June classes is as follows:

  • March 6-8: Advanced Radiant Design, Application and Operation

  • March 26-28: Advanced Radiant Computer Design and Mechanical Piping (USDS)

  • April 2-4: Advanced Radiant Design, Application and Operation

  • May 8-10: Advanced Radiant Design, Application and Operation (full)

  • May 12-14: Advanced Radiant Computer Design and Mechanical Piping (ADS)

  • May 19-21: Advanced Radiant Controls and Electronics

  • June 2-4: Advanced Radiant Computer Design and Mechanical Piping (USDS)

  • June 9-11: Advanced Radiant Design, Application and Operation (full)

Uponor offers these exclusive classes for the latest in professional training and education for those interested in sharpening their skills in the radiant heating industry. Brief descriptions of the three courses follow:

  • Advanced Radiant Design, Operation and Application develops an understanding of the key elements of radiant floor heating systems including delivery fundamentals, installation techniques, zoning and balancing and heat loss.

  • Advanced Radiant Computer Design and Mechanical Piping educates students about the ADS software, boiler piping and circulator sizing or the Uponor USDS design program. (Attendees can sign up for either the ADS class or the USDS class.)

  • Advanced Radiant Controls and Electronics focuses exclusively on controls, zoning and wiring.

“This year we plan to integrate the most current and essential radiant heating technology available,” says Mary Beth Manninen, training manager for Uponor North America. “We know our reputation for offering a high-quality, comprehensive radiant heating education, and we intend to continue that for 2008.”

This past fall, Uponor launched a continuing education program for building professionals with a series of webinars hosted by Robert Bean, a registered engineering technologist in construction engineering technology. The live webinar series was delivered to industry experts free of charge and covered various radiant heating topics specifically for architects and other design professionals. Attendees could even earn learning units toward professional development, as required by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and other associations. Uponor is planning additional webinars in 2008.

For more information or to register for upcoming factory classes or AIA webinars, go to, click on For Professionals and select Training Center. For further assistance, e-mail [email protected] or contact Jodi Staub, training and technical product coordinator, at (800) 321-4739, ext. 5333.

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 4,100 people globally. Uponor OYJ is listed on the Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland. Uponor Inc. is headquartered in Apple Valley, Minn.

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