Industry News - November 2013

Industry News - November 2013
Green roof reduces water runoff for Badger Meter

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Green roof reduces water runoff for Badger Meter

Badger Meter installed a 10,000-square-foot green roof at its Milwaukee, Wis., headquarters. The new roof is estimated to reduce annual runoff by 90 percent (249,000 gallons). Badger Meter received $48,138 for the project as part of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s green roof incentive to help reduce the volume and number of sewer overflows.

WILO names interim CEO, sales managers

Mark D’Agostino resigned in June as president and CEO of WILO USA to pursue other career opportunities. Jeff Bredeson, senior vice president, Region Americas, will serve as interim president and chief executive officer. The company also named Ricky Flores northeast regional sales manager for its water management group and Yates Timmerman western regional sales manager-building services.

KSB Pumps opens Canadian headquarters

KSB Pumps, a member of the KSB Group, opened its new Canadian headquarters and engineering facilities in Mississauga, Ontario. The pump manufacturer also introduced its new line of MOVITEC standardized industrial pumps for the water and wastewater industries.

Layne Christensen sells SolmeteX division

Layne Christensen Co. sold its SolmeteX division to Gemini Investors, Riveria Investment Group and the management team of the SolmeteX division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Thomas & Betts publishes electrical brochures

Thomas & Betts published a series of electrical solution brochures, available at under the resources tab, in response to electrical power and service needs. The Solution Set brochures address corrosion prevention, safety, grounding and bonding.

ETS drinking water systems NSF/ANSI Standard 61 certified

ETS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptune-Benson, has been certified as NSF/ANSI Standard 61 compliant for its UV drinking water system.

Metso flow control products receive SIL certification

Metso has certified several flow control products to SIL standards. Its Neles X and D series ball valves, L6 and Mapag B-series butterfly valve, B-series actuators and ValvGuard VG9000 intelligent safety solenoid can be used in safety loops requiring safety integrity level (SIL) 3 classified automated on/off valves. Metso’s Neles Finetrol eccentric rotary plug valve and ND9000 intelligent valve controller can be used in flow control loops requiring SIL classified control valves in applications where a control valve can perform the safety action.

Benko Products celebrates 30-year anniversary

Benko Products celebrated its 30th anniversary in October. Based in Sheffield Village, Ohio, the industrial safety products company was founded in 1983 by John Benko, inventor of the Sahara Hot Box warming oven.

Pump Solutions Group acquires Finder

Pump Solutions Group, an operating company within Dover Corp., acquired Finder S.p.A., designer and manufacturer of API engineered pumps. Finder has operations in Merate and Querceta, Italy, and Venissieux, France, as well as representatives in 75 countries. Finder will operate as a business unit within PSG and expects to generate revenue of approximately $80 million in 2013.


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