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Watts Inaugurates FS&D Designed Foundry

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Watts Water Technologies “cut the ribbon” on its new Franklin, NH foundry where it will exclusively cast lead free products.

The plant, inaugurated by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and company President and CEO David Coghlan, will support the “Reduction in Lead in Drinking Water Act”, which goes into effect in January 2014 by enabling Watts to cast lead-free products such as backflow prevention devices and pressure regulators without the possibility of cross contamination of material.

Construction of the fully automated foundry, engineered and project managed by Foundry Solutions & Design Company, started in August 2012 and is ready for full operation by June 2013.

Foundry Solutions & Design (FS&D) is a global foundry engineering and construction company headquartered in Alpharetta (Atlanta), GA, USA.

Watts Water Technologies is a world leader in the manufacture of innovative products and solutions for the safe and effective use of water.  The company, headquartered in North Andover, MA employs approximately 6,000 and has annual sales of $1.44 billion.  The Franklin, NH facility is its largest North American plant.

Watts Water Technologies New lead Free Products Facility in Franklin, NH