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.
Wilo USA announces Stapula as director of marketing
Wilo USA welcomed Tim Stapula as its new director of marketing. He will be responsible for the company’s overall marketing program, including new content creation, social media management, news releases, trade shows and developing advertising campaigns and sales materials.
Tnemec expands and upgrades research facility
Tnemec Co. opened the doors of its new research and development facility in March. The expansion of the plant in North Kansas City, Missouri, includes an upgrade that doubles the size of its previous R&D laboratory and office space. Among the upgrades is a new chemical immersion room and several updated fume hoods to conduct more expansive performance testing.
Badger Meter agrees to acquire D-Flow Technology AB
Badger Meter announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire D-Flow Technology AB of Lulea, Switzerland. The acquisition will enable the company to further enhance its existing E-Series Ultrasonic product line and continued advancement of its ultrasonic capabilities.
Grundfos partners with TaKaDu
A partnership between Grundfos and TaKaDu will combine Grundfos’ technological expertise and experience with TaKaDu’s analytical event management solutions to help optimize operations with real-time information. The two companies are currently running a joint pilot project at Frederikshavn Forsyning, a Danish water utility company.
Dust Control Technology changes name to BossTek
Dust Control Technology has changed its name to BossTek to better reflect all of the company’s product lines. Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, the company maintains a domestic rental fleet of industrial-strength misting cannons of all sizes for dust and odor suppression.
Westfield Water Recovery Division completes 100,000 work orders
After 12 years and four months, the Westfield Water Recovery Division has the distinction of completing 100,000 maintenance, repair and operations work orders.
The department’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) was initiated in 2004 by Dave Billips, director of Public Works. The system was procured by the city, and was developed, administered and maintained by Division Foreman Ken Gagnon.
WateReuse Awards of Excellence
The WateReuse Association is accepting nominations for the 2017 Awards of Excellence, which will be presented during the 32nd annual WateReuse Symposium Sept. 10-13 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The WateReuse Awards recognize individuals, utilities and industries that demonstrate superior leadership in moving the field of water reuse forward. Nominations are due by June 26 and winners will be notified July 31. For more information, visit the WateReuse website.
Water technology trends survey results now available
The initial results of a survey intended to identify the current and future trends for water technology implementation are now available in the form of a new interactive data visualization tool. Developed under the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), the survey and visualization tool aims to help utilities better understand innovative technology deployment across the water sector.
The survey currently includes more than 100 respondents representing the entire water sector in North America and abroad. The visualization tool uses the accumulated data to illustrate two key elements: the percentage of facility respondents that have or are planning to deploy a technology at a given point in time; and how quickly a groundbreaking, then leading edge technology evolves into standard practice.