Aquatherm North America, the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of Attendorn, Germany-based 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, April 4.
Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox, Lindon Mayor Jeff Acerson, and Aquatherm Worldwide executive leadership addressed a crowd of more than 75 guests assembled to see the new facility.
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 Worldwide-North America partnership was represented by a ceremonial heat-fusion connection, which joined two pieces of 6-in. Aquatherm Blue Pipe, one labeled with a German flag and the other with U.S. and Canadian flags.
Connected by heat fusion, Aquatherm piping is used in potable, heating and cooling, industrial, and greywater applications. It can handle 180°F liquid at 100 psi, is rust- and corrosion-free, has widespread code approvals, comes with a 10-year multimillion-dollar warranty, and directly contributes to LEED v4 points.
Attendees toured the facility, which features ample space for operations, extensive warehouse space, and a design and fabrication facility. The warehouse represents one of the largest concentrations of PP-R piping in North America and will provide customers access to a full inventory of Aquatherm piping systems ranging from ½ in. to 24 in.
During the open house, the company’s Design and Fabrication Services Team performed 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.
The new facility was built to a high environmental standard using a large selection of flagship Aquatherm Blue Pipe and Aquatherm Green Pipe systems, as well as newer Aquatherm Red Pipe and Aquatherm Black systems, which are in the research-and-development stage.