Uponor North America, formerly Uponor Wirsbo, is a company with a long history of service. The company first began as Wirsbo, founded in 1620 in Virsbo, Sweden, forging high-quality steel and weapons for the King of Sweden.
Today, Uponor North America is a leading manufacturer of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) pipe for use in Uponor AquaPEX® plumbing, AquaSAFE™ multipurpose fire sprinklers, Wirsbo hePEX™ radiant heating and cooling systems and Ecoflex® pre-insulated pipe systems for residential and commercial spaces around the globe.
Located in Apple Valley, Minn., a suburb of the Twin Cities, the North American headquarters employs 380 people, and in 2013, was awarded a Top 100 Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The headquarters houses corporate offices, technical and customer support, Uponor Academy training center and the company's award-winning manufacturing facility, which was recognized in 2013 as the Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Alliance.
The company also has Canadian Sales and Marketing headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, and Canadian technical and customer support teams in Regina, Saskatchewan, with sales managers and field technical representatives located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Uponor North America distribution centers are located in Lakeville, Minn., Calgary, Alberta, and Brampton, Ontario.