Copper fitting manufacturer NIBCO Inc. and Victaulic, a leading producer of mechanical pipe joining systems, have announced the formation of NVent, LLC, a new joint venture designed to offer faster and more profitable small-diameter pipe joining solutions for the North American market. NVent is located in Allentown, PA. The new NVent push-to-connect system will roll out to North America in early 2005. For more information, visit www.nventsolutions.com.