Category: Press Releases

Uponor a Manufacturer of the Year Honoree; Select Leaders Honored


APPLE VALLEY, MINN., MAY 17, 2022 — Uponor North America (Uponor) was recently named a 2022 Minnesota Manufacturer of the Year honoree in the Large Company category by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ). The honor marks the first time Uponor has been named a top manufacturer by the MSPBJ, with a previous honor in their Manufacturing Sustainability category in 2020. This is the fifth year the publication has recognized organizations that are driving Minnesota’s economy, while also growing their companies.

Uponor Pipe-cutting Ceremony Celebrates Hutchinson Expansion

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., MAY 06, 2022 — Uponor North America (Uponor) held a ceremonial “pipe-cutting event” to mark the opening of its $5.5 million, 25,000-square-foot expansion to the Hutchinson, Minn., facility. This new space will increase the company’s PEX-a pipe extrusion production capacity by more than 10 percent, while growing highly skilled jobs in Hutchinson in the coming years.

Uponor appoints Jennifer Hauschildt as Chief Human Resources Officer and member of Group Executive Committee

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., MARCH 31, 2022 — Uponor Corporation, the Finland-based parent of Uponor North America, has appointed Jennifer Hauschildt to the newly created position of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the company worldwide, while also making her a member of the Uponor Executive Committee. The appointment, effective April 1, makes her the first leader based in North America to be named to the Executive Committee in a non-presidential role.

Uponor North America named to the Top Workplaces USA 2022 List

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., FEBRUARY 9, 2022 — Uponor North America was recently named to the Top Workplace USA 2022 list for companies with 500-999 employees. This award is based entirely on feedback from an employee engagement survey conducted by an independent, third-party research company, Energage, and celebrates companies that prioritize creating a people-centered culture and giving employees a voice.

Uponor Hires 100th Employee in Hutchinson, Donates to TigerPath

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., JANUARY 12, 2022 — In late November 2021, Uponor North America reached a staffing milestone at its Hutchinson, Minn. production facility. Uponor hired its 100th employee since 2018, when the company opened operations in McLeod County. Uponor has been rapidly expanding its footprint in Hutchinson despite some challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Uponor aims to hire even more employees as it expands its operations throughout 2022 and beyond.

Uponor Redefines Office Work with “Flexible First” Model

APPLE VALLEY, MINN., JANUARY 5, 2022 — As companies continue to explore how to safely return office staff in a post-pandemic environment, Uponor North America is giving its office employees the flexibility to work their own way. The Apple Valley, Minn.-based PEX pipe manufacturer is introducing Flexible First, an employee-centric model that empowers staff to choose the working pattern that works best for them.

Newly Redesigned ProPEX® Ball Valves Provide Increased Value

Enhanced offering delivers greater quality, safety, reliability, and performance for residential and commercial projects


APPLE VALLEY, MINN., SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
— Delivering higher value for residential projects and helping commercial projects meet stringent demands, Uponor North America (Uponor) now offers a newly redesigned line of ProPEX® ball valves for PEX-a plumbing and hydronic distribution applications.

Uponor Named David Weekley Homes National Preferred Partner

For eighth consecutive year, the national homebuilder recognizes Uponor for world-class service and quality products

APPLE VALLEY, MN (AUGUST 31, 2021)David Weekley Homes, one of the nation’s largest privately held homebuilders, announced their 2021 National Preferred Partner winners, and Uponor North America (Uponor) was one of 24 companies out of 150 to receive the prestigious honor. This is Uponor’s eighth consecutive year as a David Weekley Homes National Preferred Partner.