Anvil(R) International Offers Labor and Cost Savings With New H-Block Rooftop Support Systems

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EXETER, N.H., May 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anvil International, the most complete manufacturer of domestic and globally sourced products for piping systems, has expanded its offering to include roof support systems with the addition of Haydon® H-Block Rooftop Support Systems.

"Anvil is committed to Building Connections That Last. The expansion of our pipe support offering is a strategic objective of ours," said Dean Taylor, vice president of sales & marketing. "Growing the breadth of our line will further Anvil's ability to be a single source solution. We constantly look for ways to add value for our customer-partners."

Anvil's offering of the new H-Block Supports are LEED Certifiable and UV-resistant and made in the USA from 100% recycled rubber. H-Block Supports offer higher load capacities, a lower environmental footprint, more durable material and better load factors. Pre-assembly and custom fabrication result in faster, neater and more efficient installation on any type of roofing surface. The improved longevity and performance in supporting pipe and tube on rooftops offers labor savings and cost savings over the product's lifecycle.

"The biggest differentiators between H-Block Support Systems and other types of systems, such as wood blocking, are higher load capacity and more durable materials," said Jim Altzner, national hanger manager for Anvil. "H-Block Supports offer a specialized solution for the mechanical and piping industry, one that should offer real savings over the life of the system."

H-Block Supports are custom fabricated to specific applications, including solar racking, pipe and conduit supports, duct supports, HVAC supports, cable tray systems, air conditioning supports and roof walkway supports. The channels for H-Block Support assemblies also include a variety of options. The strut can be made in special lengths, finishes and alloys, including aluminum, stainless steel (both 304 & 316), PVC-coated, powder-coated, zinc trivalent chromium, pre-galvanized and hot-dipped galvanized.

The environmentally friendly H-Block Support Systems feature reflective orange safety stripes for maximum visibility and increased safety, alerting contractors to when piping is on the rooftop. Additional product benefits include:

  • 100% recycled rubber
  • LEED Certifiable
  • UV-resistant
  • Meets the requirements of the Buy American Act
  • Independent Laboratory tested
  • Resistant to freeze and thaw
  • No deterioration
  • Dampens vibrations

For more information about Haydon H-Block Rooftop Support Systems, please contact Anvil International. Or, download our H-Block brochure for additional product information, including load capacities.

About Anvil® International

Anvil International is one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support 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

About Mueller Water Products

Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water. Our broad product and service portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure™. The piping component systems produced by Anvil help build connections that last in commercial, industrial, mechanical, fire protection and oil & gas applications. Visit us at

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