Here's a quick roundup of this month's industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.
Proco Products receives ANSI/NSF 61 certification
Proco Products received ANSI/NSF 61 certification on its Proco Series 230, Proco Series 233L/234L, Proco Series 271, Proco Series 231 RC/RE and Elastomer sizes: 1-inch I.D. through 120-inch I.D. ANSI/NSF Standard 61 standards were developed by the National Sanitation Foundation and the American National Standards Institute and establish stringent requirements for the control of equipment that comes in contact with potable water or products that support the production of potable water.
Enviro-Care hires regional sales manager
Enviro-Care Company named Kenny Oyler Eastern regional sales manager. He spent 13 years with JWC and 20-plus years with IDI, FMC and Wheelabrator.
Evoqua’s Neptune Benson business acquires VAF Filtration Systems
Evoqua Water Technologies and its recently acquired Neptune Benson business acquired VAF Filtration Systems, a leading screen filtration manufacturer based in Arvada, Colorado. The acquisition pairs VAF’s self-cleaning, screen filtration systems with Neptune Benson's media-based filters.
Sherwin-Williams launches water and wastewater LinkedIn group
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings launched a LinkedIn group for water and wastewater professionals to discuss issues related to protective coatings and lining materials for their operations. The group welcomes water system operators, engineers, contractors, maintenance personnel and other professionals allied to the water and wastewater fields. Forum topics include case studies, best practices and industry news related to extending infrastructure life, combating corrosion, maintaining facilities, avoiding downtime, applying coatings and linings, and system designs.
Wastequip’s Go To Parts division adds dealer network
Go To Parts, Wastequip’s OEM parts division, added McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing as a Galbreath parts dealer in Texas, California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Oregon.
Anue Water Technologies moves to new facility
Anue Water Technologies, manufacturer of high efficiency ozone and oxygen generation systems in North America and Australia, relocated to a new manufacturing facility in Oceanside, California, consolidating all manufacturing under one roof. The move was due to increased demand for Anue’s municipal product line, together with the company’s entry into the industrial wastewater market.
Lystek chosen for biosolids management project
The city of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, chose Lystek’s thermal hydrolysis solutions for its $10 million biosolids management project that will convert the city’s traditional wastewater treatment plant into a water resource recovery center. With a current, rated average daily capacity of about 7.2 mgd, wastewater is treated and subsequently safely released to the local waterway under the strict requirements of the Ministry of the Environment. Historically, the St. Thomas WPCP has used anaerobic digestion to process its biosolids. After digestion, the material is dewatered and transported to landfill. City staff were concerned with the general health and shape of their existing digesters and wanted a better, more sustainable, year-round management solution.
JWC Environmental names senior vice president
JWC Environmental promoted Greg Guard to senior vice president of global sales. He will be responsible for directing sales initiatives and strategies within the organization that includes more than 100 distributors and representative firms. Guard joined JWC in 2012 to lead the newly created industrial business group and took on responsibility for JWC’s municipal sales in North and South America in 2013.
The Toro Company elects CEO
The Toro Company’s board of directors elected Richard M. Olson president and CEO. A 30-year veteran of the company, Olson has served as Toro’s president and CEO since September 2015 and was elected to the company’s board of directors in January 2016. Toro’s current chairman and CEO, Michael J. Hoffman, will continue to serve as chairman of the board.
SKion and La Caisse acquire Ovivo
SKion GmbH and La Caisse partnered to acquire 100 percent of Ovivo shares. The company’s management team, led by Marc Barbeau, president and CEO, will continue to operate the business from its headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
Grundfos USA appoints general manager
Grundfos named Jonathan Hamp-Adams general manager of Grundfos USA. He will lead all Grundfos sales organizations in the United States.