December 8, 2008
Contact: Ingrid Mattsson
Brand Management Senior Manager
(800) 321-4739, ext. 4249

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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

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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

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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: Training

Uponor Releases January through June 2009 Factory Training Schedule

Dates for Uponor’s Factory Training in Apple Valley, Minn. are now available and ready for registration. And with the addition of two new trainers and easy online registration, professionals in the HVAC, hydronic heating and cooling, plumbing and fire safety industries have even more reason to take advantage of this valuable, educational, learning tool.

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Headed by Training Manager Mary Beth Manninen, the Uponor Factory Training program is now better than ever with the addition of industry veteran Wes Sisco as senior trainer and HVAC, hydronic and plumbing professional Steve Swanson as customer trainer. Sisco and Swanson will collaborate with current customer trainer, Josh Schwaller, to offer a unique combination of solid technical information, hands-on workshop opportunities and plenty of entertainment for factory training attendees.

“This new training team gives us a broad array of talent in radiant, plumbing and fire safety expertise,” says Manninen. “Wes’ background in the industry and hands-on field experience working alongside installers, coupled with Steve’s extensive knowledge in the trades and Josh’s training and curriculum development expertise, allows us to offer our customers a training experience that’s second to none.”

And online registration is fast, safe and secure — simply go to and select the Training Classes tab to choose a class and register online.

The Uponor factory training program currently offers the following courses:

• Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop, which develops an understanding of the key elements of radiant floor heating systems, including delivery fundamentals, installation techniques, zoning, balancing and heat loss

• Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop with ADS, which includes all the information above as well as education on the Advanced Design Suite™ (ADS) software

• Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop, which focuses exclusively on controls, zoning and wiring

• AQUASAFE® Fire Safety Systems Workshop, which details system components, design and installation techniques for the Uponor multipurpose plumbing and fire sprinkler system


Uponor Factory Training Schedule — January through June 2009

Jan. 7-9: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop
Jan. 15-17: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop
Jan. 20: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop
Feb. 2-5: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop with ADS
Feb. 10-12: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop
Feb. 18: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop
March 9-11: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop
March 17: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop
March 19-21: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop
March 23-25: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop
March 30-April 1: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop
April 6-8: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop
April 23-25: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop
April 28: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop
May 5-8: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop with ADS
May 12: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop
May 18-20: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop
June 11-13: Radiant Solutions – Fundamentals Workshop
June 25-27: Radiant Solutions – Controls Workshop
June 30: AQUASAFE Fire Safety Systems Workshop

For additional information about all Uponor training programs or to register online, visit the Uponor website at

For questions regarding training registration, contact Jodi Staub, training and technical products specialist, at 800.321.4739 ext. 5333. For information about customer visits and events, contact Katie Moser, customer events and training specialist, at 800.321.4739 ext. 4207

Uponor Corporation is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets across North America and Europe, and a market leader in municipal infrastructure pipe systems in the Nordic countries. Uponor Corporation employs 4,200 people in 27 countries and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd., Finland.

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

Uponor Ltd. is based in Mississauga, Ont. For more information, visit or call (888) 994-7726.

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