Industry News - July 2013

Industry News - July 2013
Environmental Express names president, CEO

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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.

Endress+Hauser launches online instrumentation training

Endress+Hauser launched its End User Academy (, enabling field technicians to gain training to run plant operations safely and efficiently without spending extended time away from their regular jobs. Online training modules give technicians the preparation needed to begin on site and classroom training. Topics include flow, level, pressure, temperature, liquid analysis, recorders and components and solutions.

Thomas & Betts publishes safety catalog

Thomas & Betts published the last in a series of four safety technology catalogs. The catalog includes hazardous and emergency lighting and surge suppression products. Catalogs are available through Thomas & Betts sales representatives.

FCI flowmeter receives approvals

The ST100 Series thermal mass air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components International received ATEX and IECEx approvals for safe operation in potentially hazardous environments. The enclosure is flame proof and protects from dust ignition.

Koch Membrane Systems hires regional manager

Koch Membrane Systems named Coley Ali regional manager for the western United States and Canada. He will focus on identifying opportunities for growth and developing strategic relationships as KMS prepares to launch a series of new products for the water and wastewater market.

Dow opens California manufacturing plant

Dow Water & Process Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., opened a manufacturing facility in Menlo Park, Calif. The plant will make Tequatic Plus fine particle filters and house a research and development department.

Penn Stainless receives ISO certification

Penn Stainless Products received ISO 9001:2008 standard certification from National Quality Assurance, U.S.A. The standard certifies the company meets specific requirements for a quality management system and demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

Imagine H2O, WaterTAP Ontario join forces

WaterTAP Ontario signed a memorandum of understanding with San Francisco-based Imagine H2O to encourage participation by Ontario water technology companies in Imagine H2O’s water innovation business strategy competitions and to access its incubator resources. Imagine H2O is a nonprofit organization that helps entrepreneurs turn water challenges into business opportunities. Winners of its global business plan competitions receive access to its accelerator programs and potential investors.

WILO USA names director of service

WILO USA, provider of pumps and pump solutions for water management, named Ralf Peifer director of service for its new factory service center in Thomasville, Ga. He will be responsible for defining processes and procedures within the service department, assessing and auditing third-party service centers and managing sales through the service centers.

CH2M HILL vice president, managing director receive university recognition

Blake Jeffcoat, vice president and U.S. client sector director for CH2M’s Water Business Group, was named 2013 Outstanding Civil Engineering Alumnus by Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Thomas G. Searle, managing director for Canada at CH2M HILL, received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from Marquette University’s College of Engineering and the Marquette University Alumni Association.

Industrial Scientific opens distribution center

Industrial Scientific opened its newly leased, 19,500-square-foot distribution center in Oakdale, Pa. The Pittsburgh-area facility supports global order fulfillment, regional manufacturing and instrument repair.

SJE-Rhombus names sales representative

SJE-Rhombus named Northeast Sales Associates to represent its product line in Upstate New York. NESA’s sales team includes six outside representatives, two inside sales/service associates, a quotation manager and an office manager.

Grundfos breaks ground on North American headquarters

Denmark-based pump manufacturer Grundfos broke ground on its North American headquarters building in Downers Grove, Ill. Pursuing LEED Silver certification, the facility will feature low-flow water fixtures, Energy Star-approved office appliances and heating, ventilation and air conditioning free of chlorofluorocarbon-based refrigerants. Up to 75 percent of construction waste will be diverted to recycling facilities, with office furniture, carpet and ceiling tiles made from at least 20 percent recycled materials.

Thompson Pumps holds Pumpology School

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. held its 23rd annual Pumpology School in April at its corporate facilities in Port Orange, Fla. A total of 55 attendees from 15 states and seven foreign countries took part in the three-day workshop that included training sessions for sales and service professionals.

FCC approves TETRA radio standard for public safety communication

The Federal Communications Commission approved use of the TETRA radio standard in the United States for the water treatment industry. The TETRA standard, offered by Cassidian Communications, provides voice and data communication through in-car and handheld radios — the type associated with emergency first responders.

Environmental Express names president, CEO

Environmental Express named Al Jurgela president and chief executive officer. He is experienced in general management, strategic consulting, finance and operational excellence, as well as driving growth through new market development and acquisition-based strategies. Environmental Express provides laboratory products used in water, wastewater, oil and grease analysis.

Calgon Carbon opens Arizona recycling facility

Pittsburgh-based Calgon Carbon Corp. opened an activated carbon custom reactivation facility in Gila Bend, Ariz. The plant will recycle carbon used by water treatment facilities to purify drinking water distributed to communities in the Phoenix area.


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