Industry News - October 2012

Industry News - October 2012

In-Situ's RDO receives EPA approval

In-Situ received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval for its RDO (rugged dissolved oxygen) methods. The sensors measure DO using dynamic luminescence quenching. RDO sensors are available for process, laboratory and field applications.

IDEX adds Trebor to
Warren Rupp platform, names platform leaders

IDEX Corp. added Trebor International to the Warren Rupp platform. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Trebor manufactures ultrapure chemical pumps and liquid heating systems. IDEX has also promoted John Carter to president of the Warren Rupp platform and Fenton Challgren to president of the Chemical, Food and Process platform.

Parkson consolidates Middle East operations

Parkson Corp. is consolidating the operation of its Middle East group into the international division. Parkson's international group in Fort Lauderdale will take over duties of the Dubai office. The shift allows for greater collaboration in the Middle East and elsewhere. The new unit will be led by Michael Lamminen.

Pumps Solutions Group
launches website

Pump Solutions Group launched its new website, The site is part of PSG's new "One Company-One Customer" brand image. The initiative demonstrates PSG's commitment to one common voice and image for all of its pump brands.

DSI offers webinar on benefits of eddy current drives

Drives manufacturer DSI Dynamatic will hold a webinar, "True Pump System Efficiency: The major cost advantages of electromagnetic eddy current drives," on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Presenters will be company representatives Anthony Anniballi and Gary Patterson. The webinar will demonstrate the technology comparisons and overall cost advantages of electromagnetic eddy current drives versus variable-frequency drives (VFDs), notably for medium-voltage water and wastewater adjustable-speed pumping and centrifugal blower applications. To register, visit

Gardner Denver Nash opens headquarters, operations facility

Gardner Denver Nash opened a new headquarters and North American operations facility in Pennsylvania. The 100,500-square-foot facility in Bentleyville, south of Pittsburgh, relocates the headquarters from Trumbull, Conn., and replaces the Nash manufacturing facility in Elizabeth, Pa. The Nash distribution center in St. Peters, Mo., also will relocate to Bentleyville.

LobePro Rotary Pumps adds managers

LobePro Rotary Pumps named Sanjeev Sonkar its India manager and Marcus Day as southeast regional manager. Sonkar's territory will be the country of India. Day's territories include Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

FCI provides FlexSwitch brochure

The FLT93 Series FlexSwitch brochure from Fluid Components International includes product information on the precision flow/level/temperature switch for process and plant engineers. The switch can be used in gas, oil and wastewater treatment applications.

Calgon Carbon names president, chairman of the board

Calgon Carbon named Randall S. Dearth president and chief executive officer, replacing John S. Stanik, who retired. The company also named Seth E. Schofield independent chairman of the board.

Vanair names VPs, analyst, technician

Vanair named Jeffery Givens vice president of Vanair defense systems and John Graun vice president of drill and gas suppression. The company also hired Judy Bridgewater as purchasing analyst and Doug MacKenzie as service technician.

Severn Trent names regional sales manager

Severn Trent Services named Gary M. Lohse regional sales manager for water treatment technologies. He is responsible for the sales of all disinfection, instrumentation, engineered products and packaged membrane systems from eastern Canada to northern Virginia and west to the Dakotas.

Xylem hosts
operator training

Xylem held a wastewater operator recertification class at its Indianapolis branch. The Sewer Collection System Reliability course earned participants four continuing education units and covered portable pump usage in collection systems, temporary bypass system design, permanent installations, basic pump hydraulics and sustained high-efficiency pumping. A future course is planned on wastewater and dewatering.

DeZURIK acquires HILTON Valve

DeZURIK Inc., Sartell, Minn., acquired HILTON Valve, including all products and production capability. HILTON operations will continue as a standalone business in Redmond, Wash., including engineering and manufacturing. HILTON produces fabricated large-diameter and custom knife valves.

Fibergrate offers water, wastewater product brochure

Fibergrate offers an FRP product brochure for the water and wastewater industries. The brochure can be accessed at It includes information on scum baffles, troughs, launder covers, density current baffles, baffle walls and weir plates.

WILO USA receives equity investment, appoints director

WILO USA received an equity investment of $61.6 million from its parent company, German-based WILO SE, in a combined effort to increase visibility and drive growth in the U.S. market. The pump manufacturer also named Chris Perkins director of operations at its manufacturing facility in Thomasville, Ga.

Downstream Defender receives

TSS treatment certification

Downstream Defender by Hydro International has been certified for the use of TSS treatment in online applications by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Nonpoint Control. In an online configuration, Downstream Defender treats all runoff flowing through the drainage line, eliminating the need for additional bypass or junction manholes required in offline configurations.

ROTEX Global redesigns website

ROTEX Global launched its redesigned website, The multi-language site provides information on screeners, OEM parts and service. It also links users to a trained representative.

WesTech acquires Microfloc and General Filter

WesTech Engineering reached an agreement with Siemens Industry to purchase the conventional water treatment business that includes Microfloc and General Filter. The agreement includes all active projects, associated assets and liabilities, inventory and associated patents and trademarks, as well as the facility in Ames, Iowa.

Dow plans China treatment facility

Dow Chemical Co. will build DOW FILMTEC, a reverse osmosis membrane plant, at the company's site in Huzhou, China. The facility will deliver technology for water desalination and wastewater reuse for potable, non-potable and industrial water in China. The facility will be online in 2013.

Badger Meter, Telog form partnership

Badger Meter entered into a strategic partnership with Telog Instruments, developer and manufacturer of remote data acquisition systems for water and energy utilities. The agreement allows Badger Meter to sell water distribution system monitoring products from Telog as value-added tools to complement its Advanced Metering Analytics in North America.


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