As polypropylene-random pipe systems continue to revolutionize the piping industry, Aquatherm North America, the U.S. subsidiary of PP-R pipe manufacturer Aquatherm Worldwide, is keeping pace by preparing to move into a new headquarters and fabrication facility in early 2017.
Located in Lindon, Utah, roughly two miles from the company’s existing building, the 82,000-square-foot building will provide ample space for operations, including office space for corporate staff, engineering and quality-assurance laboratories, extensive warehouse space, and a state-of-the-art fabrication facility.
“The new Aquatherm North America building represents a significant step forward for our entire organization, and one of the most exciting things is the way in which it will allow us to better support our Design and Fabrication Services department,” Aquatherm North America CEO Jordan Hardy said. “Design and fabrication services are a significant benefit for all of our partners and customers in the U.S. and Canada; we will be able to greatly expand these services at our new location. There is a lot of positive energy around our new building as we look to better support our partners and customers in 2017 and beyond.”
The new headquarters building is being constructed to high environmental standards and features a great deal of natural light to save energy and provide a feeling of openness.
“The new building is an exciting project I’ve been impressed with the construction so far,” Aquatherm North America Senior Applications Engineer Clifford Holmes said. “The process of tilting up the 10-inch-thick walls made with recycled-material concrete was amazing. The walls also are so full of recycled steel that they seem almost invincible. In fact, the architect explained to me how the tilt-up walls as well as the floor, footings, and steel roof structure are all tied together to resist seismic forces up to an 8 magnitude.”
“The reliable heating and cooling system is one thing we look forward to the most as it will be an extremely energy-efficient system and considerably better than a forced-air system,” Holmes said.
Aquatherm expects to move into the building in February 2017.