Uponor North America, the fast growing radiant heating and cooling pro in Apple Valley, will cut the ribbon on its $18 million expansion on May 16 with help from Gov. Mark Dayton and a host of local dignitaries.
The new Uponor Academy training applications lab adds 90,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 90 new jobs to the company that specializes in PEX plumbing, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping, pre-insulated pipe and fire sprinkler systems.
Uponor, which will receive a $840,000 Job Creation Grant from the state for its expansion efforts, employs about 4,000 worldwide, including 500 in the Twin Cities. It added 130 workers here in the last three years and now has more.
In a statement, Uponor North America President Bill Gray said, “It's a very exciting time in the building industry, especially after the downturn we experienced in the market just a few years ago. We're seeing significant growth in commercial and residential construction, and this expansion will ensure we match forecasted growth and demand for our PEX systems.”
Speakers at the May 16 ribbon cutting will include:
- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton
- Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland
- Richard Davis, chairman, president and CEO, U.S. Bancorp and Greater MSP Chair
- Michael Langley, Greater MSP CEO
- Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America
- Jyri Luomakoski, president and CEO, Uponor Corporation
- Ed Kearney, Apple Valley Chamber president