May/June Industry News

Koch Membrane Systems launches website; Parkson employees raise $64,000 for charities; WWEMA names LaVelle chairwoman; Trojan Technologies acquires Salsnes Filter; Kee Safety joins Pacific Industrial Contractor Screening; Xylem breaks ground on manufacturing plant; Ruhrpumpen opens Virginia service center; Calgon’s UV system receives conditional acceptance; American Water completes sale of Arizona, New Mexico operations; Mazzei names executive team; Siemens acquires Cambridge Water Technology; Underground Pipe attends SJE-Rhombus training; Hach names Brown corporate accounts manager; Layfield acquires Canwest Protective Coatings; Arkema names Stabler business development engineer; Revere Control Systems opens two offices; ETS begins production at new plant

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Koch Membrane Systems launches website

Koch Membrane Systems Inc.’s new website,, focuses on the company’s two major business segments: industrial and life sciences, and water and wastewater.


Parkson employees raise $64,000 for charities

Parkson Corp. and its employees raised more than $64,000 in charitable donations for Water for People, the American Red Cross, Engineers Without Borders and the American Cancer Society. Parkson employees also donated 418 hours of work to charities in South Florida in 2011.


WWEMA names LaVelle chairwoman

The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (WWEMA) board of directors elected Deborah LaVelle chairwoman for 2012. LaVelle is the first chairwoman to serve in the organization’s 103-year history. She is vice president of marketing and application engineering for Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc.


Trojan Technologies acquires Salsnes Filter

Trojan Technologies acquired Salsnes Filter AS of Namsos, Norway. Salsnes Filter will operate as one of the Trojan Technologies groups of businesses. The company will continue to operate out of Namsos with production facilities in Salsnes, Norway.


Kee Safety joins Pacific Industrial Contractor Screening

Kee Safety Inc. joined Pacific Industrial Contractor Screening (PICS) to ensure that its procedures conform to stringent safety standards for the installation of its equipment. The company is a supplier of OSHA-compliant fall protection systems and safety railing components. PICS pre-qualifies contractors by gathering data about the company, verifying its completeness and accuracy, and evaluating its compliance with safety standards.


Xylem breaks ground on manufacturing plant

Xylem Inc. broke ground on a 10,000-square-foot expansion of its Godwin pump manufacturing facility in Bridgeport, N.J.


Ruhrpumpen opens Virginia service center

Ruhrpumpen pump technology company opened a service center in Hampton, Va. The facility features machine tool and balancing capabilities to repair and rerate API and ANSI centrifugal pumps and related equipment.


Calgon’s UV system receives conditional acceptance

Calgon Carbon Corp.’s Ultraviolet Technologies Division received conditional acceptance of its C3500D wastewater disinfection system from the California Department of Health. CDH determined the UV system meets the coliform and virus disinfection criteria found in Title 22 of the California Code of regulations for recycled waters that have received treatment through a tertiary filtration process. Recycled waters meeting the microbiological standards can be used for the irrigation of crops and golf courses, recreational waters and other non-potable applications.


American Water completes sale of Arizona, New Mexico operations

American Water Works Company Inc. completed its sale of regulated operations in Arizona and New Mexico to EPCOR USA for $470 million. Approximately 220 American Water workers based in Arizona and New Mexico will become EPCOR employees.


Mazzei names executive team

Mazzei Injector Co. named Paul Overbeck vice president of sales and marketing and appointed Geoffrey Whynot chief operating and financial officer.


Siemens acquires Cambridge Water Technology

The Siemens Industry Automation Division acquired Cambridge Water Technology. Cambridge will become part of Siemens municipal wastewater business and continue to operate out of Cambridge, Mass. Senior managers Charles Hamlin, Steve Woodard and Andy Bishop will join the Siemens management team.


Underground Pipe attends SJE-Rhombus training

Three members of Underground Pipe and Valve Inc. received water and wastewater product training at the SJE-Rhombus facility in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Training included standard and engineered control panel design, operation and troubleshooting and a tour of the facility.


Hach names Brown corporate accounts manager

Dave Brown joined the Hach Flow team as corporate accounts manager. His experience includes business development, management and customer support.


Layfield acquires Canwest Protective Coatings

Layfield Environmental Systems Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, a division of the Layfield Group, acquired Canwest Protective Coatings Ltd. of Red Deer, Alberta. The transaction adds in-house, spray-applied liner application to Layfield’s portfolio of services.


Arkema names Stabler business development engineer

Arkema Inc. named Sean Stabler business development engineer to oversee the expanded development of Kynar PVDF resins and foamed extruded products. He will work with original equipment manufacturers and design firms.


Revere Control Systems opens two offices

Revere Control Systems, Birmingham, Ala., opened offices in Chattanooga, Tenn., and St. Petersburg, Fla. The Tennessee location will contain control panel production and administrative offices. The Florida location will add sales support for existing engineering and service operations.


ETS begins production at new plant

Engineered Treatment Systems LLC has begun UV systems production at its new Beaver Dam, Wis., plant. The manufacturing facility includes a product assembly area and conference/training room that can accommodate up to 60 people. The new plant, which officially opened in March, is approximately 400 percent larger than the old factory.


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