• Ecoflex Uponor PEX piping

    Ecoflex® — the flexible, dependable piping solution for underground applications

    Posted 5/27/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    Going underground with your piping system? Did you know there is a flexible piping solution that is better than traditional steel or copper pipe? Ecoflex® is the flexible, durable, maintenance-free pre-insulated pipe solution for commercial and residential hydronic radiant heating, cooling and potable-water applications. Read more... Comments (0)
  • PEX Hydronic Piping

    Six reasons you should use PEX for hydronic heating and cooling applications

    Posted 5/26/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    What’s better than trying something new? How about trying something new, that is also tried and true. With more than 40 years of proven performance and 15 billion feet of PEX pipe installed worldwide, Uponor has proven it has legs in the commercial plumbing, radiant heating/cooling and hydronic piping sectors.

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  • PEX, Radiant, Plumbing

    An app for all things Uponor

    Posted 5/25/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    There’s an app for that. No, really, there’s an app for all things Uponor right at your fingertips. Why in the world would you want to download another app for your smartphone? If you’re a plumbing or HVAC contractor that installs Uponor PEX plumbing, fire safety or radiant systems, here are three reasons you’ll want to download Uponor’s new Proadvantage app:


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  • Tiny house uses Uponor's PEX plumbing

    The tiny house revolution: Living large with less

    Posted 5/23/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    The tiny house movement is a lifestyle revolution of sorts. Simply put, people are choosing to downsize (or microsize) the homes they live in to save on costs and capitalize on freedom. Currently, there isn’t a precise definition of what constitutes a tiny house, but people generally agree they are between 80 to 600 square feet. 


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  • Residential Fire Sprinklers with PEX

    Are fire sprinkler systems really sustainable? Learn five reasons why the answer is a resounding yes

    Posted 5/19/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Just recently, Uponor AquaSAFE fire sprinkler system was recognized as the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s Eureka! Innovation award winner in the Manufacturing category. So many journalists, builders and homeowners agree fire sprinklers are an important and innovative safety tool, but did you know they are sustainable, too?

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  • Uponor PEX piping manufacturing expansion

    Five quotes to note at Uponor's ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Posted 5/17/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    PEX piping was actually the ribbon of choice to cut in a historic occasion yesterday. More than 135 state and local political and community leaders and Uponor partners attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony where Uponor celebrated the ninth expansion in Apple Valley, Minn., which adds 90,000 square feet of manufacturing and lean operations. Can you say more PEX five times fast?

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  • Radiant Floor Heating with PEX

    The four numbers every radiant system design needs

    Posted 5/13/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Uponor PEX radiant floor heating systems bring the energy-efficient luxury of radiant floor heating to the masses for the ultimate in home comfort.


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  • PEX Plumbing

    Taking advantage of larger-dimension PEX in commercial applications

    Posted 5/10/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    With more engineers specifying PEX and more commercial contractors installing it, the commercial plumbing and hydronic piping industries are quickly learning that PEX is a flexible, durable and sustainable product in comparison to traditional piping materials such as copper, CPVC, black-iron pipe (BIP) and steel.

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  • PEX, Radiant, Radiant Floor Heating

    Here’s why plumbing and HVAC industry veterans still need training

    Posted 5/6/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    In 2012, 53% of skilled-trade workers in the U.S. were 45 years and older, according to EMSI. That means half of all trade workers can be considered veterans in the commercial plumbing and HVAC industries.


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  • Residential Fire Sprinklers with PEX

    Here’s why you should think twice about residential fire sprinkler systems

    Posted 5/3/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    In 2012 alone, fire departments across the United States responded to a daunting 1.4 million fires — and 78% of those fires occurred in homes, according to New Solutions, an academic journal.

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  • PEX, Radiant, Radiant Floor Heating

    Commercial Construction and the rise of BIM/CAD tools

    Posted 5/2/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    At Uponor, we want to make engineers’ and installers’ jobs easier by offering everything they need to design and install a PEX plumbing, hydronic piping or radiant heating/cooling system.

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    Uponor Academy: You’re not too cool for this school

    Posted 4/29/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Uponor is lucky to have industry experts on staff to share their tool belt of knowledge with trade professionals. If you’ve ever attended an Uponor training session, you know how valuable they are to your continued success on the job site. 

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  • Uponor PEX Plumbing

    Uponor PEX showcases its beauty in a celebrity-favorite hotel

    Posted 4/27/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Immaculate, grand and historic are the three words that come to mind when talking about the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. In its early years, the hotel hosted countless icons, including Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin. The hotel’s history has lent itself to a renowned reputation with celebrities and common (rich) folk alike.

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  • PEX, Radiant, Radiant Floor Heating, Training, Plumber

    Have you hugged your plumber today?

    Posted 4/25/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Today is one of the most well-known and widely-celebrated holidays all across the great U.S. of A! (Calm down, you didn’t forget to buy your significant other a gift.) All you need to do today is embrace someone near and dear to all of our hearts. That’s right—check your calendars, people—today is Hug a Plumber Day!


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  • Earth Day 2016

    Happy Earth Day!

    Posted 4/22/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Earth Day is today, April 22, and where ever you are, we hope you’re celebrating! Let’s kick off the holiday with some quick facts from dosomething.org:

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  • Rusty Callier Uponor PEX

    Uponor’s Rusty Callier: A Mover and a Shaker

    Posted 4/20/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    A mover and shaker is defined as a “powerful person who is active and influential in some field or endeavor.” In Uponor’s case, the person is Rusty Callier, the field is manufacturing and the endeavor is sustainability.

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  • PEX, Radiant, Radiant Floor Heating

    Uponor begins with you

    Posted 4/15/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    The 2016 Uponor Connections convention was held at the magnificent Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.  Even if you weren't able to make it out to Vegas for the convention, the key takeaway is still relevant—Uponor begins with you.

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  • PEX, Radiant, Radiant Floor Heating

    Invest in a radiant heating and cooling system today to lower energy costs tomorrow

    Posted 4/14/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    When we think of radiant we often think of heating, but did you know radiant is an awesome way to save up to 50% on energy costs for cooling a building versus a forced-air system, too? It’s hard for those of us in colder regions to think about needing radiant cooling right now, but it’s officially spring and warmer weather is just around the corner.

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  • The Homestead of Rochester PEX Plumbing

    The Homestead at Rochester

    Posted 4/11/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    The Homestead at Rochester in Minnesota is a senior living and care community for seniors who desire to live independently in a beautiful area with spacious apartments and, in addition, it offers assisted living and specialized programs for those who need it. Because of the ever increasing need for these types of communities, the Homestead at Rochester, at only ten years old, had to recently build an additional four-story building to keep up with the demand. 

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    Responsive Home Project Listens to Millennials

    Posted 4/8/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    The Responsive Home project was a collaboration between Pardee Homes, a member of the TRI Pointe Group, and Builder Magazine. The groups designed and built two showcase homes both with Uponor PEX Plumbing Systems. The Responsive Home project includes two models: the Contemporary Farmhouse and the Contemporary Transitional concept home designed to appeal to the nation’s 77 million millennials, born between 1981 and 1997, who represent the largest portion of the U.S. population. 

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