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Anvil® International Acquires Grinnell® Grooved Mechanical products in North America from Johnson Controls

Exeter, N.H., (Aug 1, 2017) — Anvil International, a leading North American manufacturer and supplier of products that connect, hang and support piping systems has announced that it has acquired the Grinnell® Mechanical Product suite for the North American Mechanical business, including grooved couplings, fittings and valves, G-Press® Systems, technical services and the Anniston, Alabama foundry. Johnson Controls will retain the Grinnell Fire Suppression business globally.

“This acquisition broadens our product portfolio, increases our design service capabilities, and brings us additional strength to our sales force,” said Dean Taylor, Vice President of Anvil International. “Our team is very excited about bringing the industry the Gruvlok® and Grinnell® grooved combination.”

“We continue to look to expand our product offering and give our customers a choice of joining methods and products,” said Tom Fish, CEO of Anvil International. “This acquisition is a nice strategic fit for Anvil as we look to expand our business.”

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 165 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 ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facilities are located in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama and Rhode Island. For more information, please contact Anvil’s corporate offices at 603-418-2800, 2 Holland Way, Exeter, NH 03833, or visit

About One Equity Partners One Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. One Equity is a trusted partner with a differentiated investment process, a broad and senior team, and an extensive track record generating long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the firm has invested in more than 140 transactions worldwide. One Equity, founded in 2001, spun out of JP Morgan in 2015. The firm has offices in New York and Chicago, and an advisory office in Frankfurt. For more information, please visit