Industry news - January 2013

Industry news - January 2013
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Badger Meter donates to Water Buffalos group

Badger Meter donated $5,000 to the Water Buffalos in support of their efforts to construct and maintain safe, reliable drinking water systems in developing countries. The Water Buffalos include more than 40 members from the global water and wastewater industry who share a passion for motorcycles and the belief that everyone deserves access to clean drinking water. Cindy Kransler, director of utility sales at Badger Meter, and Rob Fehl, product marketing manager, have been involved with the fundraising group.

MWH Global sells MWH Laboratories to Eurofins

MWH Global, provider of strategic consulting, environmental engineering and construction services, sold MWH Laboratories to Eurofins Scientific, a leader in analytical testing support. MWH Laboratories, one of the largest water quality laboratories in the United States, provides technical services from its 34,000-square-foot facility in Monrovia, Calif. Eurofins has 170 laboratories in 32 countries. It will retain MWH's management and 100 employees, renaming the facility Eurofins Eaton Analytical in honor of Dr. Andrew Eaton for his leadership in water quality and 32 years of service.

Pure Technologies appoints vice president

Pure Technologies appointed John J. Galleher Jr., P.E., vice president for its newly established U.S.-based regional office in San Diego. He has 18 years experience in the operation and maintenance of municipal water delivery systems.

Xylem presents Goulds scholarships

Xylem, through its Goulds Water Technology Professional Dealers Association, presented 14 $1,000 scholarships to students who live in the United States and Canada and whose parents are Gould Professional Dealers Association members. The recipients are Casey Zarger, Elizabeth Kolodziejczak, Hannah McGovern, Caden Burk, Samatha Welch, Taven Robinson, Deandrea Vickery, Shay Steinbeisser, Cameron Croonquist, Gabriel Jenson, Jeremy Schimmoeller, Allie Polohonki, Jenna Cassidy and Travis Clelland.

Drive Source expands Dynamatic website

Drive Source International expanded the company's Dynamatic brand website, The site features testimonials and technology videos on the company's adjustable-speed drive pump controls and Eddy Current electromagnetic drives for the water and wastewater industry.

FCI analyzer receives Canadian approvals

The Model FS10A analyzer flow switch/monitor from Fluid Components International received FM and FMc Canadian approvals, making the device suitable for continuous flow verification applications that support process analyzer sampling systems operating in hazardous plant areas in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. The approvals include nonincendive Class I, Division 2 Groups A, B, C, D; Class II Division 2 Groups E, F, G; and Class II T4@Ta=71 degrees C Type 4X.

Control Works relocates sales, engineering offices

Control Works, supplier of custom control panels, moved into its new sales and engineering offices at 400 Techne Center Drive, Suite 104, Milford, Ohio. Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

Oldham launches expanded website

Oldham, an Industrial Scientific company, launched an expanded website, The site offers information on products, applications, custom system design, support and sustainability.

Mueller establishes technology center

Mueller Co. established a technology center in Chattanooga, Tenn. The center includes 30 engineers focusing on technologies to help utilities overcome current and future water infrastructure problems through improved conservation, safety and operational efficiency.

Yaskawa acquires Wermac Electric

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America acquired the business and operations of Wermac Electric Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Wermac has been a 25-year partner with Yaskawa. The new division will be known as Yaskawa Wermac and will be located at the former Wermac Electric facility in Calgary.

UV Pure Technologies launches website

UV Pure Technologies launched a new website, The site offers a company overview, product and technical information.

Grundfos receives NSF listing for drinking water safety

Grundfos North America attained the NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Annex drinking water safety listing for all pumping systems in its standard product range. The listing covers pumps and pumping systems designed for boosting water pressure in commercial buildings and water transfer in municipal applications.

Hydrovolts names senior advisor

Hydrovolts, producer of hydrokinetic turbines to generate renewable energy from water treatment plants, appointed Anil Shrikhandle senior advisor. He will assist with strategic planning, raising growth capital, manufacturing and distribution partnerships, and overseas expansions, particularly in India and Asia.

WILO USA names director of engineering

WILO USA appointed Joe Melton director of engineering. He has been with WILO since 2005 and previously was southeastern regional sales manager and national sales manager for the company's water management segment.

seepex completes building expansion

Pump manufacturer seepex, an Enon company, completed construction of a 51,000-square-foot manufacturing addition to its Clark County (Enon, Ohio) headquarters. The company manufactures pumps for municipal water treatment facilities.

Blue-White receives patent for safety switch

Blue-White Industries was awarded U.S. patent 8,215,931 for its Peristaltic Pump Safety Switch. The switch stops the pump when the front cover is removed, allowing the pump to only operate in the maintenance mode (a set rpm), protecting the operator while routine pump head maintenance is performed.


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