Anvil International, the Portsmouth, N.H.-based manufacturer of pipe fittings, pipe hangers, and piping support systems, recently announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of North Alabama Pipe Corp. (NAP), the Guntersville, Ala.-based manufacturer of fire-sprinkler fabrication equipment and outlets.

“We look forward to providing our customers with a single-source solution for pipe-joining products and pipe-fabrication equipment,” Tom Fish, Anvil International’s president, said.

According to Dean Taylor, vice president of sales and marketing for Anvil International, “This acquisition will allow NAP, which will continue to operate under that name, to offer its fabrication equipment to markets other than fire protection.”

Founded in 1983, NAP, which has 23 employees, made a name for itself by developing the “hole system,” which allows a plasma cutter to make holes in pipe, a process that has become the industry standard.

Anvil International is a division of Mueller Water Products Inc., a North American manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution, and measurement of water.