Some are deeming 2016 the Worst. Year. Ever. If you log onto Twitter and Facebook or tune into the evening news, the majority of the nation is anxiously awaiting for 2017 to arrive so we can put 2016 in our past. With less than a week until the New Year, people are taking the time to shed light on the good things that actually happened in 2016. Whether you’re reflecting on your professional or personal lives, I encourage you all to do the same.

Here are 11 good things that happened at Uponor in 2016.

Uponor launched new industry-leading products.
1. Uponor launched industry-first ProPEX® opposing-port tees for PEX hydronic systems

2. Uponor offered new brass transition fittings for hydronic piping systems

3. Uponor launched a new thermostat for radiant heating applications

Uponor expanded its manufacturing space.
4. Uponor’s $18M expansion provides new jobs in Apple Valley

Uponor hosted the 2016 Uponor Connections Convention in Las Vegas.
5. Watch the Uponor Connections Convention Recap video below.

Uponor hired smart businesswomen.

6. Uponor named Dena Mayne vice president of Offerings/Marketing

7. Uponor named Kara Hayft vice president of Human Resources

Uponor was recognized for its partnerships with customers, employees and the community.

8. David Weekley Homes awarded Uponor as a Partner of Choice for third year in a row

9. Star Tribune named Uponor a 2016 Top Workplace for fourth year in a row

10. Uponor earned Governor’s Safety Award for second year in a row

Uponor announced a partnership with Belkin International.

11. Uponor and Belkin partner to create Phyn — a new intelligent water company.

Thank you to everyone who made Uponor’s 2016 successes possible. We look forward to the future of Uponor PEX plumbing, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping, pre-insulated pipe and fire sprinkler systems in 2017.