Uponor News Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 27, 2013
Contact: Ingrid Mattsson
Director, Brand Management
(800) 321-4739, ext. 4249
ingrid.mattsson@uponor.com

 

 

Uponor Expansion Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
Brings Political, Community Leaders Together

Uponor Manufacturing Expansion Ribbon-cutting CeremonyOn Monday, Nov. 25, Uponor North America (Uponor) celebrated the fifth expansion to its 230,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, Minn., more than quadrupling its size since opening in 1990.

 

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Several political and community leaders were in attendance, including United States Senator Amy Klobuchar; Congressman John Kline; Deputy State Director for Senator Al Franken – Sara Silvernail; Minnesota State Representatives Anna Wills and Tara Mack; Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland; Apple Valley Chamber President Ed Kearney and several members of the Apple Valley City Council and Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“This expansion affirms our brand ideals of connecting, building and inspiring,” said Uponor North America President Bill Gray. “We’re not just trying to turn a profit here; we have a longer-term sustainability commitment to our company and the community.”

Gray thanked local businesses and community leaders for their support and partnership with Uponor, including Dakota County Technical College, the Apple Valley Chamber, Opportunity Partners, PCL Construction, Cal-Tex Electric, Legend Mechanical and Power Engineers.

United States Senator Amy Klobuchar referenced Uponor’s recent industry recognitions as a Top 100 Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance, saying manufacturing is coming back.

“Supporting a strong manufacturing sector is critical to the future health of our economy,” said Senator Klobuchar. “This is about bringing our country back to those brass tacks of innovation and progress, and Uponor is already leading the way.”

Congressman John Kline echoed the company’s sentiment of connecting, building and inspiring stating, “That’s exactly what I see you are doing here.”

The expansion, which included 17,500 square feet of manufacturing space and 3,000 square feet for an employee services area, in part helped the company increase its workforce in the past year by 25 percent, growing from 400 to more than 500 employees in North America.

“Uponor builds careers,” said Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland, who presented Gray with the Apple Valley Mayoral Proclamation award. “Uponor connects with Apple Valley and truly inspires excellence.”

Uponor, Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets. In 2013, the company was named Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance in addition to a Top 100 Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Uponor employs more than 500 people in North America. For more information, visit our websites at www.uponor-usa.com and www.uponorpro.com or call (800) 321-4739.

For more information about Uponor, visit the Uponor media room at http://uponor.greenhousedigitalpr.com/archive/ or www.uponor-usa.com/mediaroom.

For editorial assistance, contact John O’Reilly c/o GreenHouse Digital + PR at (815) 469-9100;
e-mail: john@greenhousedigitalpr.com.

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Apple Valley Chamber President Ed Kearney and Uponor North America President Bill Gray proudly cut a section of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing with support from United States Senator Amy Klobuchar, Congressman John Kline, Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland and other community and political leaders.

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