John Guest to expand North American footprint under RWC umbrella

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – September 17, 2019 John Guest® – a world-leading manufacturer of high-quality engineered push-fit fittings, valves and LLDPE (linear low-density polyethylene) tubing – will showcase the latest in push-fit technology April 24-26 in Las Vegas at the 2019 National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Show. John Guest will join the exposition as the newest member of the Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) family of brands.

The expo will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, located at 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109. John Guest will showcase their latest innovations at booth 367 of the show.

John Guest, a European leader in fluid system technology for decades, was acquired by RWC in the second quarter of 2018. According to Maribel Pagan, director of marketing for John Guest, the NAMA Show will give John Guest a chance to flex its expanded capabilities in the beverage and office coffee service (OCS) market, as well as explore new opportunities in the US market.

“John Guest has long been a leader in tubing and plastic push-fit fittings for pure water, potable liquid and food quality applications in European markets,” said Pagan. “As an RWC company, we have greater access to manufacturing resources and US markets. This allows us to grow our US influence and offer new and expanded products to original equipment manufacturers looking for reliable beverage dispensing solutions.”

John Guest has an array of connectors, elbows, tees and dividers for a variety of water and air filtration applications. Standard LLDPE connections are made using John Guest’s unique, patented collet-locking system, which holds the tube firmly in place without deforming it or restricting flow.

Devices featured at NAMA Show include John Guest polypropylene and acetal fittings; the best-selling John Guest Speedfit™ Angle Stop Valve, which provides an extra line off of an existing stop; the John Guest Plastic Half Cartridge, which provides a quick, efficient and easy way of securing a Speedfit push-in connection into a wide variety of original equipment; and John Guest Twist and Lock male and elbow connectors.

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About Reliance Worldwide Corporation

Reliance Worldwide Corporation is a market leader and manufacturer of water control systems and plumbing solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Established in 1949, the RWC portfolio includes industry-leading brands: SharkBite® Push-to-Connect plumbing solutions; HoldRite® engineered plumbing and mechanical solutions; Cash Acme® control valves; John Guest® fittings and fluid dispense products and StreamLabs® smart water technologies.

About John Guest®

John Guest, a Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) brand, is a world-leading manufacturer of high-quality engineered push-fit fittings, valves and pipe, ranging in sizes from 1/4″ to 1/2″ OD and 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″ CTS in a variety of configurations for potable water and traditional plumbing applications. Fittings are easy to use and require no tools to make reliable leak-free connections. John Guest products are lead-free and are listed with NSF Standards 14, NSF61, CSA Standards pw and IAPMO Plumbing Codes.

To learn more about John Guest, visit johnguest.com or booth 367 of the NAMA Show.

Media Contact: Joel Hall; 770.518.1000 ext. 244

jhall@kleberandassociates.com


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