Anvil International Opens New Distribution Center in Odessa, Texas

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (March 9, 2012) — Anvil international, one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support systems in the world, announced the opening of a 15,000-square-foot distribution center in Odessa, Texas. The new facility will stock all of Anvil International’s energy-related products, including forged steel and malleable iron fittings, seamless and continuous weld nipples, J.B. Smith™ swage nipples, bull plugs and oil country products, Catawissa™ unions, Gruvlok® fittings and valves, along with our Scotchkote™ and Corvel coated fittings. The new facility will replace an existing 10,000-square-foot building on the city’s west side.

Improved Service to Oil and Gas Industries

Odessa is known as the center of the oil and gas industry, and this new distribution center will play a major role in serving Anvil’s customers’ needs, and in supplying products that encourage industry growth throughout the Permian Basin.

According to Chad Carter, national energy marketing manager for Anvil, the larger building and improved location will enable Anvil to increase inventory volume. “The Odessa / Midland area is home to many of our valuable distributors and their customers, and this facility was designed to specifically cater to their needs, with better access, quicker turnaround on shipments and will-call orders, and remarkable customer service overall,” said Carter.

Located at 1100 West I-20, the new facility begins operation this month. To contact the facility directly, please dial 432-366-2803.

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