Anvil(R) International Unveils the Most Advanced Coupling

Anvil(R) International Unveils the Most Advanced Coupling

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Oct. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anvil^® International, one
of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers
and piping support systems in the world, introduced its revolutionary
SlideLOK™ rigid coupling September 24 at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL^® 2012 in Las

SlideLOK's unique design allows for fast, easy and safe installation. The
installer simply lubricates the exposed gasket surfaces and slides the
coupling completely over the pipe end, where it securely remains until the
installer adds the adjacent component and slides the coupling into place. An
impact or socket wrench tightens the two bolts to finish the job.

SlideLOK features a patented coupling and pressure-responsive gasket with four
separate sealing contacts that engage the groove 360 degrees around the pipe.
A specially developed leading edge eliminates gasket pinching, and the gasket
lips facilitate easy slide-over action. The pressure-responsive gasket uses
technology unique to the industry and only available with the SlideLOK

"We believe SlideLOK will have a significant impact on the grooved piping
industry," said Brandon Gunnell, marketing director at Anvil. "Once people see
the superior design and safety in action, SlideLOK will be the obvious
choice." Bill Vivlamore, president of Frontier Supply, agrees, stating
"SlideLOK is the most advanced ready for installation coupling ever

SlideLOK is the result of extensive research and development by Anvil. The
development team also participated in thorough field testing to assess and
perfect the coupling's performance prior to its release.

"We completed extensive research and testing before releasing SlideLOK," said
Joe Radzik, vice president of R&D at Anvil. "Now our customers will have the
opportunity to benefit from its technically superior design."

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) with its headquarters at
1200 Abernathy Road, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30328. For more information,
please contact Anvil's corporate offices at 603-418-2828,2 Holland
Way,Exeter, NH 03833, or visit

About Mueller Water Products, Inc.

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 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 byAnvil help build connections that last in
commercial, industrial and oil & gas applications.Visit us at

CONTACT:  Media Contact: John Pensec
          Sr. Director - Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
          Phone: 770-206-4240

          Customer Contact: Brandon Gunnell
          Director of Marketing
          Phone: 603.422.8000

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