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Aquatherm North America, the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe system manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide, has opened its new 82,000-square-foot headquarters and fabrication facility in Lindon. The new facility replaces the company’s previous location, also in Lindon.

The company’s 50 local employees will work at the new building.

“As Aquatherm was looking around for a location in the United States, [the leadership] looked at several other states and chose Utah,” said Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox at an event marking the opening of the plant. “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.”

“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,” said Aquatherm Worldwide co-managing director Dirk Rosenberg. “This building also stands as evidence of Aquatherm Worldwide’s commitment to remain the market leader in PP-R pipe systems in North America.”

During the open house marking the move to the new location, the company’s design and fabrication services teams performed multiple demonstrations showcasing large-diameter pipe fusion, custom spool and manifold design and creation techniques, along with other technologies.

“We are excited about our new 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,” said Jordan Hardy, CEO of Aquatherm North America.

According to Hardy, “Aquatherm commissioned a study on the best place to locate its North American facility in the United States and narrowed it down to six states. Utah originally was at the bottom of the list because it lacked a seaport. However, it was at the top of the list for almost everything else, such as the workforce, business-friendly state (legal), taxes, universities, energy costs, weather, etc. In the end, Utah was selected because of its business-friendly environment, and it was a great location from which to service key markets in the United States.”