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.
InnServices and Lystek Execute Agreement to Implement Biosolids Management Solution
InnServices Utilities and Lystek International are executing a formal agreement to implement biosolids management solutions at the Lakeshore Water Pollution Control Plant in Innisfil, Ontario. Currently, the plant has a design rated capacity of 3.9 mgd. In 2011, the town completed the Innisfil Lakeshore WPCP Expansion Environmental Study, concluding that the historical Class B biosolids storage and disposal program would not be suitable to keep pace with future growth. The Lystek Thermal Hydrolysis Process will not only meet all of the town's immediate needs, but by extending the operating hours of the fully automated system, meet peak demand in the future with no need for additional storage tanks or buildings. It also moves the plant forward to producing a pathogen-free, federally registered, Class A quality fertilizer product (LysteGro) that can be sold — not given away or treated as waste.
IPC Appoints Herbert as CFO
International Products Corporation has announced William (Bill) F. Herbert as its new chief financial officer, effective Oct. 20. Herbert brings over 20 years of work in finance and planning, most recently as CFO of Corporate Stores for Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. Before his tenure at Jackson Hewitt, Herbert spent 12 years at Hess Corporation in finance, management and planning.
Legacy Building Solutions Top 600 Contractor for Third Consecutive Year
Legacy Building Solutions is ranked on the Engineering News-Record Top 600 Specialty Contractors list for the third year in a row. Legacy's 2016 ranking is 540, an improvement from the previous two years. The article accompanying the Top 600 list highlights two growth trends that have helped fuel Legacy's growth: expansion of services and design-build and design-assist technology. While Legacy always has offered engineering, fabric manufacturing and installation services, a 2016 addition let the company fabricate steel beams at its South Haven, Minnesota, office. In addition to the Top 600 Specialty Contractors designation, Legacy was named to the Inc. 5000 list this year, another sign of consistent growth.
Agru America Expands East and West Coast Manufacturing Facilities
Agru America is extending its manufacturing capabilities with additional production lines at the company's Georgetown, South Carolina, and Fernley, Nevada, facilities. "Agru has added the increased manufacturing capacity to better service the U.S. East and West Coasts for our geomembrane business," says Agru America President Robert L. Johnson. "The expanded production capability of our quality geosynthetics will allow us to keep pace with the ever-expanding demand and technological advances in plastic extrusion for years to come." The company also supplies geosynthetic clay liners, vertical barrier systems and large-diameter piping systems for U.S. and international civil/environmental markets.