Anvil Intl. Acquires North Alabama Pipe

Acquisition expands product offerings, fire protection fabrication equipment

Anvil Intl. announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of North Alabama Pipe Corp. (NAP). This acquisition enhances Anvil Intl.'s product lines to offer fabrication equipment.

"The acquisition of NAP strengthens Anvil's product offerings," said Tom Fish, president of Anvil Intl. "We look forward to providing our customers with a single-source solution for pipe joining products and pipe fabrication equipment."

Founded in 1983, NAP is a manufacturer of fire sprinkler fabrication equipment, including automatic welders, plasma cut-off equipment, hole cutting equipment, make-on machines and pipe threaders. NAP also manufactures outlets for the fire sprinkler market.

"This acquisition will allow NAP, which will continue to operate under that name, to offer its fabrication equipment to markets other than fire protection." said Dean Taylor, vice president of sales and marketing for Anvil Intl.

Headquartered in Guntersville, Ala., with 23 employees, NAP first made a name for itself when it developed the "Hole System" that allows a plasma cutter to make holes in pipe—a process that has become the industry standard.

Anvil Intl. is a division of Mueller Water Products Inc., a North American manufacturer and marketer of products and services that are used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water.

Mueller Water Products

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