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.
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.
Program Rebranded “Uponor Pro Rewards”
APPLE VALLEY, MINN., APRIL 20, 2022 — Uponor North America recently launched its newly enhanced Uponor Pro Rewards program as a tangible way to thank service plumbers and contracting company representatives for their brand loyalty and repeat purchases of qualifying Uponor products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
APPLE VALLEY, MN (NOVEMBER 02, 2021) —Uponor North America announced a national distribution agreement with Winsupply to stock Uponor PP-RCT piping, fittings, and accessories at select Winsupply local companies and two distribution centers across the U.S.
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.
Uponor and Belkin International, Inc. have signed a share purchase agreement for the sale of Uponor’s shares in Phyn, a water sensing and conservation technology company, to Belkin. Phyn was founded in 2016 as a joint venture between Uponor and Belkin, with both owning 50% of the company. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Uponor booked an impairment on Phyn’s valuation in its Q2 results.
“These five years have proven that Phyn is on the right path with its water leakage detection technology, yet market adoption has not reached the targeted levels. Uponor has not been able to leverage its strong presence in the wholesale channel optimally. Having only limited synergies with our building solutions businesses, we have decided to sell our stake in Phyn to Belkin,” comments Jyri Luomakoski, President and CEO, Uponor Corporation.
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