Midwest HVAC News
Leaders Celebrate at Uponor Groundbreaking Ceremony for $18M
North America (Uponor) held an official groundbreaking ceremony to
commemorate the company’s seventh expansion in the greater Twin
Cities area. The $18 million expansion project will add an
additional 88,000 square feet for lean manufacturing, office space
and additional manufacturing equipment for producing crosslinked
polyethylene (PEX) pipe used in plumbing, radiant heating/cooling
and fire safety systems.
"While this is our latest expansion, it is certainly not our last,"
said Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. "This year marks
our 25th anniversary in Apple Valley and we are grateful to the
leaders of this local community as well as the state of Minnesota
for their support as we continue to grow."
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and community leaders were in attendance for the groundbreaking
ceremony. Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamman-Roland and Apple Valley
Chamber President Ed Kearney took to the podium to talk about
Uponor’s partnership with the city and the importance of the
expansion to the local economy.
"Our futures are bright because of our partnerships, and
businesses like Uponor are key to the strength and growth of our
community," said Mayor Hamann-Roland.
After the expansion is complete, the North American headquarters
in Apple Valley along with the company’s distribution center and
resin-processing center in nearby Lakeville will bring the total
Twin Cities metro area footprint to 654,738 square feet on
approximately 50 acres.
The new facility, which is pursuing LEED®-Silver certification,
is expected to be complete at the end of 2015 and will provide
more than 100 jobs to the local area over the next few years.
Uponor, Inc. is an award-winning provider of plumbing, fire
safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping and
pre-insulated piping systems for residential and commercial
applications. In 2014, the company received a Best-in-Class
award for Minnesota manufacturing, a Community Impact Award for
sustainability, and a 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 more than 500 people at its North American
headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn.