Industry News - June 2013

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CST Storage receives Canadian Welding Bureau certification

CST Storage received Canadian Welding Bureau certification, enabling it to provide welded structures in Canada that are certified to meet Level 2 of the Canadian welding code.

Vortab offers flow conditioning brochure

The Vortab Co. offers a brochure for plant, process and instrumentation engineers on flow conditioning devices that improve the performance, accuracy and repeatability of flowmeters and other flow profile critical process equipment. The brochure is available for download at

Miox receives ISO certification

Miox Corp. received ISO 9001:2008 certification. MIOX designs and manufactures equipment that generates oxidant-based chemicals on demand.

Niagara Blower acquires new headquarters facility

Niagara Blower acquired the 100,000-square-foot manufacturing and office facility and adjacent property at 91 Sawyer Ave., Tonawanda, N.Y. The vacant building will become the new world headquarters for Niagara and subsidiary company Kathabar Dehumidification Systems.

PSG names director of engineering, business development

Pump Solutions Group named Chris Distaso director of engineering and Greg Duncan senior director of business development. Distaso will be responsible for the supervision and management of the company’s research and development. As a member of PSG’s leadership team in Grand Terrace, Calif., Duncan will be responsible for leading the organization’s growth and profitability efforts.

Vogelsang names Holtz national sales manager

Vogelsang USA, manufacturer of pumps, grinders and related equipment for the municipal, industrial and agricultural markets, named Scott Holtz national sales manager. He will be responsible for managing sales for North America, overseeing the development of short- and long-term sales strategies, and developing and implementing the company’s annual sales plan.

Rhino Linings celebrates quarter century

Rhino Linings Corp., manufacturer and distributor of industrial protective coatings, specialty epoxies and spray foams, celebrates 25 years of equipment protection in 2013.

SJE-Rhombus adds sales manager, representative

SJE-Rhombus hired Tim Callander as regional sales manager for its wholesale controls product line. He will support customers in Mid-America from Texas to Canada. The company also named Dalcart & Associates as its product representative in Colorado and Wyoming.

Xylem’s Dallas facility receives ISO certification

Xylem’s Dallas facility received ISO 9001:2008 certification. The plant designs and manufactures packaged pumping systems, controls and RO treatment systems for municipal, residential, commercial and industrial applications. The ISO audit was performed by Det Norske Veritas.

WesTech names municipal water unit leader

WesTech Engineering named Les Uhlmeyer leader of its Municipal Water Treatment Unit, overseeing the Microfloc and General Filter product lines. He has 30 years experience in the water treatment industry.

Woodard & Curran names Guttenplan to board of directors

Woodard & Curran, an integrated engineering, science and operations company, named Steve Guttenplan to its board of directors. He is the former president of Metcalf & Eddy/AECOM and global chief technology officer and executive vice president for AECOM Water.

Danfoss launches product website

Danfoss, manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components launched DanfossDirect ( The site enables users to search for fluid controls by application, industry or type.

UV Pure releases water technology video

UV Pure Technologies released its Crossfire Technology water technology video at

KROHNE offers Web-based training

KROHNE offers Web-based training on measurement technologies through its KROHNE academy. The audio-enhanced, interactive courses focus on either a measurement technology, such as variable area, vortex, ultrasonic or mass flow, or general topics, such as the basics of gas measurement or pipeline leak detection. Training is free and is not specific to individual products and/or industries.

Chemineer launches website

Chemineer launched a new interactive website, The site provides information on the company’s design and manufacture of standard and custom fluid agitation equipment and systems.

Passavant-Geiger acquires Johnson Screens

Passavant-Geiger, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bilfinger SE, acquired Johnson Screens. Based in New Brighton, Minn., Johnson manufactures mechanical components for the separation of solids from liquids and gases and offers related services from 11 locations worldwide. The products are used for the extraction and treatment of drinking water, wastewater and refining applications for the oil and gas industry.

Mazzei names director of analysis and VP of development

Mazzei Injector Co. named Dr. Sri Pathapati director of CFD analysis and engineering and Celia Cobar vice president of research and development.

Industrial Safety acquires Simtronics

Industrial Safety Technologies acquired Simtronics AS, based in Oslo, Norway, and Simtronics SAS, based in Aubagne, France. Simtronics produces and installs gas and flame detection systems.

NETZSCH Pumps names regional manager

NETZSCH Pumps North America named Jan Torrellas regional sales manager for the Southwest Region of the United States. Based in Houston, Texas, he is responsible for supporting industrial and municipal distributors in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and western Tennessee.

American Water names CFO

American Water Works Co. named Susan N. Story chief financial officer. She succeeds Ellen Wolf who retired in January. Story has 30 years of utility experience.

GLV Group’s Ovivo receives $85 million contract

Ovivo, operating water treatment sector for Canadian-based GLV Group, signed three contracts for $85 million in the electronics market segment. Work includes the design, supply and commissioning of advanced ultrapure water as well as industrial process and wastewater systems in Asia and North America.

Xylem offers water removal, flood control app

A mobile app of the Xylem Dewatering Handbook from Xylem provides users with access to dewatering, water removal and flood control pump product information from the company’s Flygt and Godwin brands. The app is available for download from the iTunes App Store. ?mt=8.


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