Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox, Lindon Mayor Jeff Acerson, and Aquatherm Worldwide executive leadership addressed a crowd of more than 75 guests assembled to see the 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 U.S., 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 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-inch Aquatherm Blue Pipe together, one labeled with a German flag and the other with U.S. and Canadian flags. Just as the company’s heat-fused joints are as strong as the pipe itself, this partnership is built to last.
“We’re so excited! It’s impressive to see the growth that’s happening in Aquatherm all around the world but especially here in the U.S. Utah is going to play an important role in that growth over time,” Cox adds.
Connected by fusion, Aquatherm delivers systems for potable, heating and cooling, industrial and greywater applications. Aquatherm can handle 180F liquid at 100 psi, is rust-and corrosion-free, has attained code approvals, comes with a 10-year multimillion dollar warranty and contributes to LEED v4 points.
“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 polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe systems in North America,” explains Aquatherm Worldwide Co-Managing Director Dirk Rosenberg.
He adds, “While this is an additional step, there are still more steps to take, and we are blessed in having confidence in our team. With the continued help and support of our Aquatherm partners, we are confident of Aquatherm’s continued growth in the North American market.”
Attendees toured the new facility, which features space for operations, including office space for corporate staff, engineering, and quality-assurance laboratories; 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 line of Aquatherm piping systems ranging from 1/2- to 24-inches.
During the open house, the company’s Design and Fabrication Services Team also 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.
“We are excited about our North America headquarters and the opportunities it will afford us and our partners. The building was constructed and designed to ensure the continued expansion and improvement of our Fabrication and Design abilities, which are a material benefit for those who support and use Aquatherm PP-R piping systems,” states Jordan Hardy, CEO, Aquatherm North America.
The facility was built to a high environmental standard using a large selection of flagship piping systems (Aquatherm Blue Pipe and Aquatherm Green Pipe) as well as the Aquatherm Red Pipe and Aquatherm Black System piping systems, which are in the R&D stage.