Category: Press Releases

Uponor Expanding Manufacturing Capacity in Two Facilities

The company will add 57,000 square feet to its Lakeville Distribution Center along with 25,000 square feet to its Hutchinson facility

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., JULY 13, 2021 — To help meet growing customer and market demands for PEX pipe, Uponor North America is expanding its manufacturing capacity in Minnesota. Starting in August, the Lakeville Distribution Center, which was originally built in 2009, will begin construction to add 57,000 square feet on the southwest side of the building. The $5 million project is scheduled for completion in June 2022. Additionally, the Hutchinson facility, which was purchased in 2017 and opened in 2018, is also expanding with a $5 million renovation project to create an additional 25,000 square feet of manufacturing space, scheduled to be complete in May 2022.…

Uponor North America’s Bill Hooper Appointed 74th Chair of CIPH

Regional Sales Manager and 30-year veteran of the hydronics industry will lead the plumbing and heating association

MISSISSAUGA, ON (JUNE 28, 2021) — With industry leadership a longstanding cornerstone of Uponor North America, the company proudly welcomes the recent election of Bill Hooper, Regional Sales Manager – Atlantic with Uponor Atlantic Ltd., as the 74th Chair of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH). The announcement was made at the CIPH’s 89th Annual General Meeting, held virtually on June 15.…

SBT Initiative Approves Uponor’s GHG Emission-reduction Targets

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined path to reduce emissions in alignment with the Paris Agreement goals

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., MAY 04, 2021 — Science Based Targets (SBT), an organization dedicated to driving climate action in the private sector, recently granted Uponor approval of its new greenhouse gas (GHG) emission-reduction targets. The SBT initiative defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ goals. The targets are set in alignment with the latest climate science requirements needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and aim to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C (approximately 3°F).…

Uponor Revamps AquaSAFE™ Fire Safety Training for Installers

New online qualification replaces former Level I classroom and Level II job-site training program

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., April 27, 2021 — To support the growing demand for fire safety contractor training, Uponor North America recently revamped the former AquaSAFE™ Level I classroom and Level II job-site training into one comprehensive, online qualification program via Uponor Academy Online.…

Uponor earns third Governor’s Safety Award

Distribution center in Lakeville, Minn., receiving recognition for excellence in workplace safety and health

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., APRIL 13, 2021 — During the May 4-5, 2021 Virtual Minnesota Safety and Health Conference, Uponor North America will receive its third Governor’s Safety Award. Presented by the Minnesota Safety Council, the award recognizes the company’s distribution center in Lakeville, Minn., for exemplary workplace safety and health.…

Uponor partners with IWSH in honor of World Plumbing Day

The alliance strives to achieve clean and safe water across the U.S., especially in marginalized communities that face the greatest challenges

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., MARCH 11, 2021 — In recognition of World Plumbing Day, Uponor North America and the International Water Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) announced a new partnership that will help address critical water and sanitation inequities in the United States.…

Uponor and Bullfrog Power Set Green Electricity Agreement

Driving to Sustainable 2025 Power Sourcing Goals in North America

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., FEBRUARY 9, 2021 — Uponor North America and Bullfrog Power Inc. (Bullfrog), Canada’s leading green energy provider, announced today a green electricity agreement for Uponor North America Calgary and Mississauga, Canada facilities. Uponor joins the growing number of Canadian organizations supporting green energy across Canada with Bullfrog Power, a Spark Power Company.