Uponor North America, Apple Valley, MN, has announced that it will close RTI Piping Systems in the U.S. and Plasco PEX-b Manufacturing in Canada. The moves are part of a reorganization designed to focus the company on its Wirsbo PEX brand. Additionally, the Uponor Manufactured Structures and Uponor Ecoflex businesses will be consolidated into Uponor Wirsbo and Uponor Canada.
The RTI and Plasco facilities located in Bellport, NY, and Langley, British Columbia, will close in the first quarter, 2005. The Manufactured Structures office in Elkhart, IN will relocate to the Uponor Wirsbo headquarters in Apple Valley.
To ensure continuity of customer service, Uponor says its sales teams will support RTI and Plasco installations currently under way in North America, and Uponor will honor existing RTI and Plasco warranties.