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.


Gorman-Rupp announces new account
Gorman-Rupp announced Riggs Rental as its newest rental customer and it will also become a construction and agricultural distributor for the state of Arkansas. Riggs Rental has eight locations in the state.

Jones names as SEEPEX’s next president
SEEPEX announced that Mark Jones will succeed Mike Dillon as company president. Jones will assume chief executive responsibilities in the fourth quarter of this year. He was most recently vice president of engineering and marketing at NORD Gear Corp.

Water-Right hires new regional sales manager
Water-Right announced the hiring of Brad Walsh as regional sales manager for the Southeast. He will be responsible for the growth and business management of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Anue Water Technologies announces new vice president
Anue Water Technologies announced the selection of Tonya Chandler as vice president of sales and marketing.  Prior to joining Anue, Chandler was the national sales manager for Veolia Water Technologies – Food and Beverage.

LANXESS doubles membrane production capacity
LANXESS announced it has doubled its membrane production capacity at its plant in Bitterfeld, Germany. The company has been expanding its line of membrane elements since production began in September 2011.

North Penn Water Authority Receives Director’s Award
North Penn Water Authority recently was honored with the Directors Award for its efforts with the Partnership for Safe Water’s Distribution System Optimization Program at an awards lunch last month during the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and & Exposition held in Philadelphia.
NPWA became the first public water utility in Pennsylvania and among the first in North America to receive this honor. NPWA received the award for successfully completing a comprehensive self-assessment of water distribution system operations, an achievement towards ensuring the delivery of safe, high-quality drinking water to the community.

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Kohler Given U.S. Water Prize
Kohler Co. recently was awarded the U.S. Water Prize for its water conservation efforts by the U.S. Water Alliance during its One Water Summit in New Orleans. The Water Prize is presented annually in five categories, including a private-sector organization for outstanding achievement in advancing sustainable solutions to water challenges. Water Alliance leaders recognized Kohler as this year’s private-sector honoree for its development and promotion of water-efficient products that meet the EPA’s WaterSense efficiency requirements.

Seneca Plant Project Earns Envision Silver Award
Seneca, South Carolina’s water treatment plant improvement project was given the Envision Silver award by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. The water treatment plant is the third infrastructure project in South Carolina to earn an Envision award from ISI, and is the first to earn a Silver award in the state. The Envision system rates the sustainability of infrastructure projects across the full range of environmental, social, and economic impacts.

North Miami Beach selects CH2M for Regional Utility
CH2M and the City of North Miami Beach, Florida, have entered a 15-year partnership to deliver a best-in-class water/wastewater utility for residents and regional customers of the city.  The city’s regional utility, NMB Water, serves more than 180,000 customers in northern Miami-Dade County.

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Lystek Awarded Contract for San Francisco Biosolids Project
Leading biosolids and organics solutions provider, Lystek International Ltd., has announced it was awarded a two-year contract for Beneficial Reuse of Biosolids Services by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Under the terms of this contract, Lystek agrees to process up to 3,500 tons of biosolids per year into a Class A product at its 150,000-ton Organic Material Recovery Center.


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