Uponor Celebrates $18M Expansion
May 19, 2016
Uponor North America held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the company’s ninth expansion in Apple Valley and the 11th in the greater Twin Cities, Minnesota area.
The $18 million expansion means an additional 90,000 sq. ft. for lean manufacturing and office space. The growth also brings additional manufacturing equipment for producing crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe used in plumbing, radiant heating/cooling and fire safety systems.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and several political and community leaders were in attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Dayton spoke of the importance of new job growth in Minnesota and of attracting talent in light of a national and local employment shortage.
“It’s a great moment for all of you on the Uponor team. Thank you very much for your commitment to Minnesota,” he said. “This is what makes Minnesota successful — entrepreneurs and those of you executives who have a commitment to our state, to locate and expand here.”
With this expansion, the North American headquarters in Apple Valley, along with the company’s distribution center and resin processing center in nearby Lakeville, brings the total Twin Cities metro area footprint to 656,738 sq. ft. on approximately 50 acres. The new facility will provide 82 new jobs to the local economy.
“While this is our latest expansion, it is certainly not our last,” said Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “We are grateful to the State of Minnesota and the leaders of this local community for their support as we continue to grow.”