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Aquatherm North America, the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe system manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide, held a grand opening ceremony and open house to celebrate its new 82,000-sq-ft headquarters and fabrication facility in Lindon, Utah.
Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox, Lindon Mayor Jeff Acerson, and Aquatherm Worldwide executive leadership addressed the crowd of more than 75 guests assembled to see the new facility. Aquatherm leadership traveled from the Worldwide headquarters in Attendorn, Germany, to participate in the occasion.
According to Cox: “As Aquatherm was looking around for a location in the United States, [the leadership] looked at several other states and chose Utah. Although there were many reasons for choosing Utah … most importantly, it was about the people. Aquatherm has a culture of caring about people. It’s a family-run company whose values and culture will fit perfectly here in Utah.”
The symbolism of the partnership was represented by a ceremonial heat-fusion connection, which joined two pieces of 6-in. Aquatherm Blue Pipe together, one labeled with a German flag and the other with U.S. and Canadian flags.
“This building, its inventory, and the services Aquatherm North America can now provide in a more comprehensive way, is proof of this commitment to our partners and customers. This building also stands as evidence of Aquatherm Worldwide’s commitment to remain the market leader in polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe systems in North America,” explained Aquatherm Worldwide Co-Managing Director Dirk Rosenberg.
Attendees toured the new facility, which features ample space for operations, including office space for corporate staff, engineering, and quality-assurance laboratories; extensive warehouse space; and a state-of-the-art design and fabrication facility. The warehouse now represents one of the largest concentrations of PP-R piping in North America and will provide customers access to a full inventory line of Aquatherm piping systems ranging from ½- to 24-in.
During the open house, the company’s Design and Fabrication Services Team also performed multiple demonstrations showcasing large-diameter fusion, custom spool and manifold design and creation, and the new Hot Tap Tool, which was designed in partnership with McElroy.
To learn more about Aquatherm visit Aquatherm.com.