Industry News - January 2011

Pumper & Cleaner Expo Heads to Indianapolis in 2012; Pentair Launches McLean OnlineParts Store; APG-Neuros Chooses Headquarters Site; Bentley Seeks Student Design Competition Submissions; American Water Makes Leadership Team Changes; Alfa Laval Reaches 125-year Milestone; CH2M HILL’s Daigger Takes Office as President; Vacon Factory Receives LEED Gold Certification; Hach Announces ‘See the BIG Picture’ Contest Winners; COLE Publishing Launches Gas, Oil & Mining Contractor

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Pumper & Cleaner Expo Heads to Indianapolis in 2012

The 2012 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International will be held in Indianapolis Feb. 27 to March 1. The Indianapolis facility has more than 4,000 connected hotel rooms, shopping and dining, all within walking distance. More information will be available at the 2011 Expo in Louisville, March 2-5. The 2010 Expo drew nearly 4,000 companies and 13,000 attendees from 48 countries.

 

Pentair Launches McLean OnlineParts Store

The McLean brand online parts store from Pentair Technical Products, www.parts.mcleancooling tech.com, features enhanced functionality, dynamic search and multiple shipping options.

 

APG-Neuros Chooses Headquarters Site

APG-Neuros has chosen an industrial park site in Blainville, Quebec, for its new headquarters and a production facility. The first of two buildings will occupy approximately 30,000 square feet. A second building will be constructed within the next four years.

 

Bentley Seeks Student Design Competition Submissions

Bentley Systems Inc., provider of infrastructure software solutions, is seeking submissions for its 2011 Student Design Competition, www.bentley.com/studentdesign2011. College and high school students are invited to submit projects designed using Bentley software, along with a short essay describing their work. Judging will be based on creativity and skills in applying design, engineering principles and the use of Bentley technology. Submissions must be received by March 18. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to winners at the college level and a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded at the high school level.

 

American Water Makes Leadership Team Changes

American Water Works Company Inc. has named Kellye Walker, former senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, chief administrative officer and general counsel. He will continue to lead the company’s legal functions as well as head its human resources, communications and information technology services. The company also named Mark Strauss, formerly president of American Water Enterprises, senior vice president of corporate strategy and business development and Sharon Cameron, president of American Water Resources, president of American Water Enterprises.

 

Alfa Laval Reaches 125-year Milestone

Established in 1885 as the De Laval Separator Co., Alfa Laval achieved a 125-year milestone in 2010. Today, the company’s heat transfer and fluid handling technologies, solutions and products are used in mining, wastewater treatment and other applications.

 

CH2M HILL’s Daigger Takes Office as President

Glen Daigger, CH2M HILL senior vice president and chief technology officer, has transitioned from president-elect to president of the International Water Association. He will serve a two-year term.

 

Vacon Factory Receives LEED Gold Certification

Vacon Inc.’s factory in Chambersburg, Pa., has been awarded LEED Gold Certification as established by the U.S. Green Building Council. The 66,998-square-foot facility contains 16,232 square feet of office space and 50,675 square feet of lab, testing, assembly and distribution space.

 

Hach Announces ‘See the BIG Picture’ Contest Winners

Fairfield-Suisun, California Sewer District, received the $40,000 grand prize in Hach Co.’s See the BIG Picture contest. Prize recipients were determined based on entry creativity, impact of Hach products on the plant’s applications and extent of need. Bryan, Texas, was first runner-up and received $20,000 in Hach equipment.

 

COLE Publishing Launches Gas, Oil & Mining Contractor

Gas, Oil & Mining Contractor is a new COLE Publishing trade magazine launching in January 2011. The monthly publication is directed at environmental and support service professionals working in land-based gas, oil and mining exploration, resource recovery and refinery operations throughout North America.

 

Readers are service company owners, managers and technicians who transport, set up and maintain equipment critical to the mission of fuel and mineral extraction companies. These services include water and wastewater conveyance and treatment, byproduct dewatering, industrial cleaning, portable sanitation equipment and maintenance, worker camp development and maintenance, electrical power generation and site preparation.

 

COLE president Jeff Bruss says the energy and mineral extraction and refinery sectors are being served by a diverse group of contractors who will benefit from the editorial content and focused advertising in GOMC.

 

“At a time when energy exploration and recovery of valuable mineral resources are especially critical to economic growth and sustainability, we’re excited to reach out to contractors working in these industries,” Bruss says. “This new publication will help the hardworking men and women who provide important support services operate more efficiently and grow their businesses.”

 

The magazine will include profiles of successful contractors, monthly themed product roundups, comprehensive new product coverage, emerging technology coverage, industry news, and general business development and human resources topics. For more information or to request a free subscription or a media kit for the magazine, go to www.gomcmag.com.



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