Anvil International Adds New Mechanical/Industrial Specialist in Jim Roland

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (October 3, 2011) — Anvil International, one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support systems in the world, announced that Jim Roland has joined the company as Mechanical/Industrial Specialist for the Midwest Region. Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American provider of water infrastructure products and services.

Roland’s background includes more than 20 years of sales experience in the pipe, valve and fitting industry. Prior to joining Anvil, he spent 16 years at Goodin Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, a wholesaler of pipe valves, fittings and HVAC supplies. At Goodin, Roland helped drive growth in the Midwest region, delivering consistently high levels of customer service and being recognized on numerous occasions as one of the organization’s top ten sales representatives.

Previously he served as Territory Manager for S.D. McCullough and Associates, a leading midwest manufacturer’s representative firm, where he managed sales operations across a multi-state territory.

“Jim has a long track record of establishing productive partnerships and delivering value to the market,” said Phil Schechinger, Anvil’s Midwest Regional Sales Manger. “He is uniquely qualified to help Anvil develop the great growth potential of the mechanical and industrial market in the Midwest.”

In this role, Roland will focus on expanding Anvil’s market share in the Midwest Region through PVF and plumbing distribution channels, partnering with distributors to deliver comprehensive solutions to mechanical and plumbing contractors as well as engineering firms.

About Anvil International
Anvil International is one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping supports systems in the world. For more than 150 years, Anvil has provided 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 9001:2008 certified), Texas (ISO 9001:2008 certified) and Rhode Island (ISO 9001:2008 certified). Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). For more information, please contact Anvil’s corporate offices at 603–418–2800, 2 Holland Way, Exeter, NH 03038, or visit

About Mueller Water Products
Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America. Our broad product and service portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure®. The piping components systems produced by Anvil help build connections that last in commercial, industrial and oil & gas applications. Visit us at