Political, Community Leaders
Celebrate at Uponor Groundbreaking Ceremony for $18M Expansion.
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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Several political 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,
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