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.


Frost & Sullivan recognizes Aclara with award
Frost & Sullivan has recognized Aclara with its 2016 Global Enabling Technology Leadership Award. The award was for Aclara’s Grid Monitoring Platform for municipal utility analytics. The platform can be used to improve outage management, optimize operations and set maintenance scheduling.

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure appoints John M. Stanton as president
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure has named John M. Stanton as president and CEO of the organization effective Jan. 3, 2017. Previously, Stanton served as the executive vice president and regulatory counsel for SolarCity in San Mateo, California, the nation’s largest solar energy company.

JWC Environmental to acquire FRC Systems International
JWC Environmental finalized the acquisition of FRC Systems International, a leader in industrial wastewater process design and equipment. FRC products have been used in a variety of wastewater and general manufacturing applications.

Related: Water & Wastewater Industry News: October 2015 Edition

AWWA Board of Directors selects David Rager of Cincinnati as next president-elect
The American Water Works Association selected David Rager as the association’s next president-elect during its annual winter meeting. An AWWA member for almost 15 years, Rager is the principal of Rager Management Consulting. He will serve his one-year presidential term beginning in June 2018.

WE&RF welcomes new board members
The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation announced the election of two new members to its board of directors, Chris Hill of ARCADIS and Ken Lykens of HDR Engineering. The board is composed of volunteer members from municipal utilities, industry, government agencies, corporations and academia.

Endress+Hauser earns IACET accredited status
The International Association for Continuing Education and Training has awarded accreditation status to Endress+Hauser. IACET-accredited providers are approved to offer continuing education units.

Related: Water & Wastewater Industry News: Endress+Hauser Launches Open Integration Program

EnviroSuite study shows odor management saves costs
Implementing effective odor management technology can save organizations up to $685,000 annually, according to research by EnviroSuite. The paper, Turning Environmental Challenges into Operational Savings, was conducted partly using odor management data collected from EnviroSuite’s existing sites and partly through consultation with economists and public utilities.

UGSI Solutions acquires PAX Water Technologies
UGSI Solutions announced the acquisition of PAX Water Technologies was completed Jan. 27. PAX Water is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of UGSI Solutions, which includes: Process Solutions, UGSI Chemical Feed, and Mobile Pipe Lining and Coating.

Fortline Waterworks celebrates 20th anniversary
2017 marks the 20th year for Fortline Waterworks, a wholesale distributor of underground water, sewer and storm utility products in the U.S. Fortline has nearly 50 branches and 600 employees across the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

Related: Water & Wastewater Industry News: February 2016

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