Anvil International Promotes Long-Time Employee Shawn Farrell to National Material Control Manager

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 the promotion of Shawn Farrell to National Material Control Manager. Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American provider of water infrastructure products and services.

Farrell has been with Anvil for 19 years, serving for the past ten years as a Material Control Manager, with responsibility for the Midwest, Northeast and Canadian Regions.

He started his career at the Anvil’s Harvey Regional Service Center where he was Shift Supervisor for five and half years before moving into Inside Sales, where he was the lead on major Midwest accounts.

In 2000, Farrell became Material Control Manager for Anvil’s University Park, IL facility, a position that quickly expanded to the cover the entire Midwest Region. In 2003, his responsibilities expanded to include Material Control management for the Northeastern United States, including Anvil’s Northeastern Regional Distribution Center. Responsibility for the Physical Inventory Execution in Madrid, Spain was added in 2005 and the Netherlands and in 2007.

“Shawn has a made a major impact in inventory and material management for Anvil. His consistently expanding responsibilities are a testament to his abilities, hard work and dedication,” said Michael Powell, Director of Materials Planning for Anvil International. “I am excited to promote him to this national position.”

Anvil’s regional Material Control Managers in the United States will all report to Farrell. He will have Material Control Oversight of 20 Anvil distribution inventories covering the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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