Uponor News Release


August 4, 2014
Contact: Ingrid Mattsson
Director, Brand Management
(800) 321-4739, ext. 4249






Uponor Receives 2014 Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes

2014 Partners of Choice Award Apple Valley, Minn. — Uponor North America (Uponor) was recently honored with the prestigious Partners of Choice Award from Houston-based Weekley Homes, the nation's largest privately held home builder and the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building.

Uponor is one of only 13 companies out of 200 David Weekley Homes' U.S. suppliers to receive the highly coveted "A,A" ranking for world-class excellence in both quality and service.

The award is based on the home builder's elaborate supplier evaluation platform, which features their comprehensive National Trading Partner Survey. The survey is administered to approximately 800 team members from all levels of the David Weekley Homes organization, in which raters are asked to evaluate their trading partners on the basis of quality and service. Those companies that consistently rate in the top 20 percent of the rankings each quarter receive the "A,A" ranking for the year signifying an "A" in both quality and service.


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Bill Justus, vice president of Supply Chain Services at David Weekley Homes, started the supplier-assessment platform in 2004 to improve the relationship and interaction between the builder and its suppliers. Ten years later, the company's National Trading Partner Survey has become a way of life for the builder and its suppliers to ensure both sides are working together toward a common goal of excellence.

"You can't talk your way to a good score," says Justus. "The only way to get an 'A,A' ranking is through consistent, sustained action."

This is the first Partners of Choice Award for Uponor, which provides PEX plumbing and fire sprinkler systems for David Weekley Homes.

"We are very honored to receive this recognition," says Carl Hines, national builder sales manager at Uponor. "Being chosen by the employees of David Weekley Homes as a top supplier is quite humbling, and we intend to continue to provide only superior quality and service in our partnership.

About Uponor
Uponor, Inc. an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic distribution piping and pre-insulated piping systems for residential and commercial applications. In 2014, the company received the Community Impact Award for Sustainability and the Progress Minnesota Award for driving business growth and economic development. The company was also named a Top 100 Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Uponor, Inc. employs 500 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information about Uponor, visit http://uponor.greenhousedigitalpr.com/archive/ or www.uponor-usa.com/mediaroom.

About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 18 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes "America’s Best Builder," "National Housing Quality Award" and two-time recipient of "National Builder of the Year." Weekley has also appeared eight times on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 70,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company's web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

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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2014 Partners of Choice Award

Since 2004, the David Weekley Homes Partners of Choice Awards have signified world-class excellence in quality and service.

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