July Industry News

Red Valve offers selection guide; Purafil hires product manager; MAR Systems names VP of sales; Oldham’s WX64 controller receives CSA approval; Grundfos opens water utility center; WILO names CEO, adds distributor; VerderGPM becomes Verder Inc.; GSE Lining Technology rebrands as GSE Environmental, adds assets; Carboline’s Reactamine 760 receives FDA approval; Agri-Inject names CEO, director of global sales; 2G CENERGY adds Florida manufacturing plant; Bauer Gear opens China assembly plant; Severn Trent’s Spanish office changes name

Red Valve offers selection guide

Red Valve Company Inc. offers a valve selection guide for wastewater treatment plants. A detailed treatment plant layout illustrates applications for Red Valve products at every stage, from influent flow through effluent discharge.


Purafil hires product manager

Purafil hired Tom Miles as product manager for its Biological Air Treater odor control technology. Miles has 26 years experience in the water and wastewater industry.


MAR Systems names VP of sales

MAR Systems named Darrell Zielinski vice president of sales. He has 20 years of experience in the water treatment industry.


Oldham’s WX64 controller receives CSA approval

Oldham’s WX64 gas detection control panel has been certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and carries the CSA mark of approval. The 64-channel controller is certified as a signal appliance for use in Class I, Division 2, Group A, B, C and D hazardous locations, according to CSA standards C22.2 No. 1010.1-92, 142-M1987, 152-M1984, 213-M1987 and UL 1604.


Grundfos opens water utility center

Grundfos North America held a ribbon cutting in April for its Aurora, Ill., water utility center. The facility will function as a competence center for municipal water, where research and development operations will bring to market sustainable and innovative solutions for water supply and wastewater challenges.


WILO names CEO, adds distributor

WILO USA LLC names Mark D’Agostino president and chief executive officer. He joined the company in 2007 and has been vice president of sales and marketing and national sales manager. The company also added Metropolitan Industries Inc. of Romeoville, Ill., as a product representative in Illinois, Northwest Indiana and St. Louis County, Mo.


VerderGPM becomes Verder Inc.

VerderGPM changed its name to Verder Inc. The company sells Verderflex brand hose and tubing, Verderair air operated diaphragm pumps and SSP Alfa Laval rotary lobe and dual disc pumps.


GSE Lining Technology rebrands as GSE Environmental, adds assets

GSE Lining Technology LLC of Houston rebranded as GSE Environmental after its listing on the New York Stock Exchange, and to reflect its transition as a global organization. The company’s brand identity includes name change, logo and tagline, “Durability runs deep.” The company’s subsidiaries also acquired certain manufacturing equipment from Poly-America LP and Poly-Flex Inc. for $7.5 million.


Carboline’s Reactamine 760 receives FDA approval

Reactamine 760, an elastomeric polyurethane hybrid lining from Carboline Co., received FDA approval for direct dry food contact in addition to its UL certification for potable water service.


Agri-Inject names CEO, director of global sales

Agri-Inject Inc., provider of fluid injection technology for industrial and municipal use, named Erik Tribelhorn chief executive officer and Neal Saxton director of global sales.


2G CENERGY adds Florida manufacturing plant

2G CENERGY Power Systems Technologies Inc. purchased a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in St. Augustine, Fla., where it will produce advanced biogas CHP (combined heat and power) clean energy conversion systems for its North and South American markets. The plant is part of a 10-acre site and is expected to bring 125 new jobs to the area.


Bauer Gear opens China assembly plant

Bauer Gear Motor, part of Altra Industrial Motion, opened its first assembly plant in China to more effectively serve industrial growth in that region. Located in Esslingen, Germany, Bauer is not moving its core design and manufacturing facilities.


Xylem offers product app, launches marketing campaign

Xylem Inc. launched a mobile app for its online Xylect product selection tool. The app provides access to detailed product information and is available for download at the iTunes App Store, http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xylect/id490601467?mt=8. The company also launched a new marketing campaign, Great Pumping Moments, to promote its Flygt Ready dewatering pumps.


Severn Trent’s Spanish office changes name

Severn Trent Services/Apliclor, the company formed when Severn Trent Services acquired Barcelona-based P.S. Apliclor S.A. in 2009, will be simply known as Severn Trent Services. The Apliclor name will continue to be used as a product brand within the Spanish office’s chemicals business. The company also introduced a new Spanish website, www.severntrentservices.es.


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