Anvil® International and ISAT (International Seismic Application Technology) Create Alliance to Jointly Market Seismic Products and Design Services

Industry leaders combine to give customers a single-source supplier for creating critical building systems that are resistant to seismic (earthquake) damage

Anvil® International and ISAT Jointly Market Seismic Products and Design Services Anvil® International and ISAT (International Seismic Application Technology) today announced a marketing initiative to jointly sell products for seismic applications in commercial and industrial building throughout the U.S.

Anvil International is the world's largest manufacturer of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and hardware. The company's product line also includes Gruvlok® grooved-end fittings, couplings and valves. ISAT is a leading provider of seismic bracing products and design services for use by architects, contractors, engineers and building officials.

Anvil's product line is ideal for seismic bracing applications like those designed and applied by ISAT. Seismic bracing systems are designed to help critical internal building systems, ranging from HVAC applications to plumbing, remain intact and functional during and after a seismic event. Seismic events are earthquake-related occurrences. The recently adopted International Building Code (IBC) has raised awareness and increased the geographic regions that now must adhere to seismic-resistant construction practices. The Anvil/ISAT partnership is designed to meet this industry-wide need.

"This is perfect compliment to our already extensive product line," said Dean Taylor, vice president of sales and marketing for Anvil International. "We are excited about the possibilities created by this partnership, not only for Anvil and ISAT but for the entire commercial building industry."

The seismic restraint of suspended HVAC ducts, fire protection piping, electrical utilities and plumbing/piping systems for commercial construction projects is ISAT's primary business. Hospitals and industrial projects represent a significant portion of their overall portfolio. The company also publishes comprehensive manuals designed to educate and help architects, builders and contractors meet building code requirements for seismic protection of internal building operating systems.

Another key component of ISAT's business is training; dealing with issues surrounding seismic bracing is a matter of industry education. For almost a decade, ISAT has provided in-depth training for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) consulting engineers, MEP and general contractors, building owners, insurance entities and enforcement authorities. Manuals include the ISAT Applications, Design and Inspection Manual for the 2003 and 2006 International Building Codes, respectively, and the ISAT OPA Design Manual, which is specific to California hospital construction as governed by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).

"In teaming with Anvil, ISAT has found the right partner and product line to complement our seismic design and bracing offering," said Jim Massey, vice president, ISAT Seismic Bracing. "Building codes across the U.S. and across the world are changing to incorporate the need for seismic design in critical building operation systems. The Anvil/ISAT team is well positioned to provide the right solution at the outset of the building design process."

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