Anvil® International Launches Cost-Saving, Single-Solution HVAC Hook-Up Kits

Streamlined, Labor-Saving HVAC Connection Solution for Contractors

PORTSMOUTH, NH, July 16, 2012 — Anvil® International, the most complete manufacturer of domestic and globally sourced products for piping systems, offers a new, innovative package system for HVAC hook-ups. Gruvlok® KNX series Hydronic Hook-Up Kits integrate the typical 54 components required to connect piping to hydronic heating or chiller system equipment into a pre-engineered, pre-assembled and pre-tested kit of only four components, saving up to 80% on labor compared to traditional connection methods.

“The Gruvlok® KNX series Hydronic Hook-Up Kit is a single source solution for more efficient, higher quality installations,” said Brandon Gunnell, Director of Marketing for Anvil® International. “We are committed to delivering meaningful cost savings for contractors and to helping our distributors offer comprehensive product solutions to their customers.”

Gruvlok® KNX series Hydronic Hook-Up Kits offer contractors the ability to use one job-specific kit instead of purchasing various parts from different suppliers, resulting in less labor and less risk of using the wrong product on the job. These kits ensure the correct components are installed at the correct location in the system. On average, each kit saves 3.5 hours of labor, which equates to approximately $200 in cost savings per kit. The kits provide contactors with better options for controlling the cost on the job and virtually eliminate engineering/compatibility verification effort and issues.

These kits are available in connection sizes from ½" to 2" and are configured to the system designer’s specifications, streamlining the ordering process for contractors. Each kit is tested, bagged, tagged, boxed and labeled at the Anvil® International facility prior to shipment. Anvil’s has been an industry leader in “bag and tag” delivery services which allow for better management of labor and equipment on job sites.

Gruvlok® KNX series Hydronic Hook-Up Kits can integrate into a wide variety of projects, including welded systems. These pre-engineered and packaged kits take the guesswork out of HVAC connection systems for contractors and offer speedy installation and superior project efficiency for faster project completion.

For more information about the Gruvlok® KNX series Hydronic Hook-Up Kits, please click here.

About Anvil® International
Anvil International is the largest and most complete manufacturer of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support systems in the world. For more than 150 years, Anvil has been providing the highest–quality pipe products and services with integrity and dedication to superior customer service. The company offers expertise and product solutions for a wide range of applications, from plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, industrial and fire protection to mining and oil and gas. Anvil offers products and services worldwide. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Pennsylvania (ISO–9001:2008 certified), Tennessee (ISO 9001–2000 certified), Texas (API-certified) Rhode Island (ISO 9001–2000 certified) and Ontario, Canada (ISO 9001–2000). Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc., (NYSE: MWA). For more information, please contact Anvil’s corporate offices at 603–422–8000, 110 Corporate Drive, Suite 10, Portsmouth, NH 03801, or visit the Web site at

About Mueller Water Products, Inc.
Mueller Water Products, Inc. manufactures and markets products and services that are used in the transmission and distribution of safe, clean drinking water and in water treatment facilities throughout North America. Our broad product portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, pipe fittings, water meters and ductile iron pipe, which are used by municipalities, as well as the residential and non-residential construction industries. With latest 12 months net sales — through December 31, 2010 — of $1.3 billion, the Company is comprised of three operating segments: Mueller Co., U.S. Pipe and Anvil. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Company employs approximately 4,800 people. The Company’s common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MWA. For more information about Mueller Water Products, Inc., please visit the Company’s website at