Anvil International Promotes Brian Buck to Operations Manager for Longview, Texas, Plant
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (November 28, 2011) — Anvil International, one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support systems in the world, announced the promotion of Brian Buck to the position of operations manager for its Longview, Texas, manufacturing facility. Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American provider of water infrastructure products and services.
Buck has been with Anvil for 17 years, holding a variety of engineering and management positions. He has spent most of his career working in Anvil’s Henderson, Tenn., manufacturing plant, first as Product and Applications Engineer and then as Manager of Engineering and Quality Assurance, supervising the design and manufacturing of fire protection and mechanical piping products.
His responsibilities have also included serving on the plant’s business development team and building Anvil’s knowledge base in alternative manufacturing processes.
A recognized industry authority, Buck has been a member of Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Technical Panel since 2004 and has served as vice chair and chair of the Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) Technical Committee 403.
In his new role, Buck will oversee all of the Longview plant’s production, tool grinding, tool room and shipping departments. The 106,000-square-foot facility manufactures multiple product lines for Anvil’s energy division.
“Brian brings deep technical knowledge and extensive experience in product design and manufacturing to the operations manager position,” said Van O’Keefe, general manager of Anvil’s Longview facility. “His experience as a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of Anvil’s hanger product line will provide a fresh perspective for the Longview plant’s operations.”
A licensed professional engineer, Buck holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Tech University and an MBA in operations management from Auburn University.
Buck resides in resides in the Longview, Texas, area with his wife and three children.
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 www.anvilintl.com
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 www.muellerwaterproducts.com