Anvil International University Park Distribution Center Reaches Safety Milestone

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 that its University Park, Ill., distribution center has achieved the milestone of 1,000 days without a lost time incident. Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American provider of water infrastructure products and services.

The milestone is particularly significant given the high-volume of orders that come through the University Park facility.

The 192,000-square-foot regional service center was Anvil International’s first venture into the regional warehousing concept in 1999. It was built to deliver expedient service, from order entry to fulfillment, and to accommodate high-volume order processing across multiple product lines.

A sophisticated distribution facility, the University Park center uses a vertical selective pallet racking system that accommodates 24,000 pallets along cantilever racking for efficient storage of thread rod and strut products. Material is inventoried and warehoused though a paperless computerized management process directly linked to Anvil’s barcode ordering systems.

“This accomplishment is a testament to the University Park staff’s dedication and personal commitment to safety,” said Ron Porretta, Anvil’s regional distribution manager. “This team truly exemplifies Anvil’s culture of leadership and professionalism.”

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