Uponor Named Manufacturer of the Year Runner-up by Manufacturers Alliance

08/03/2012

Uponor was recently named runner-up Manufacturer of the Year for mid-size companies in Minnesota by the Manufacturers Alliance, an association providing peer-to-peer training, education and resources which allow Midwest manufacturing companies to continuously grow, improve and stay competitive.


In addition to the recognition, Uponor was also asked to be one of two companies on the Manufacturers Alliance Tour of Excellence on July 31, 2012, to showcase its outstanding accomplishments in operational improvements. (The other company was Eaton Corp., headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn.)


“Employee contributions toward Lean results are creating a benchmark not only within our industry, but amongst our manufacturing peers as well,” says Jeremy Barth, manufacturing manager, Operations, at Uponor. “Our employees deserve the recognition for increasing our brand image and visibility in our community.”


The Tour of Excellence at the Uponor North American headquarters and manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, Minn., included topics on Tier Management, Continuous Improvement (CI) Boards, A3 projects, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES).


Uponor, Inc. is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets in the United States. Uponor, Inc. employs 380 people at its North American headquarters in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit www.uponorpro.com, www.uponor-usa.com or call (800) 321-4739.


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Hi-res versions of a photograph to accompany this release are available for immediate download in .tif format by using this link: http://uponor.oreilly-depalma.com/2012/tour-of-excellence-us.shtml

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