Eagle Pacific Industries Inc. has signed a deal to buy a PVC pipe extrusion plant in Phoenix from Uponor ETI Co. The deal is scheduled to close Aug. 31, with no disruption in production expected, said Dobson West, Eagle's chief administrative officer and general counsel. Terms were not disclosed.
Denver-based Uponor previously had announced its intent to sell the PVC pipe plant and move production to other Uponor facilities, he said.
As part of the deal, some of Uponor's extrusion lines will stay at the 41,000-square-foot Phoenix plant, West said.
"Clearly there's room for expansion, since we will not be at capacity," West added.
Minneapolis-based Eagle eventually plans to manufacture other products at the plant, such as fiber-optic conduit, electrical conduit and drain/waste pipe.
Eagle hopes to retain the 20 current employees of the plant.
Eagle Pacific recently announced plans to change its name April 27 to PW Eagle Inc., reflecting the merger of Eagle and Eugene, Ore.-based Pacific Western Extruded Plastics Co. Eagle also relocated its operating offices from Hastings, Neb., to Eugene.
Uponor ETI is a division of Uponor Oyj of Espoo, Finland.