Industry News - December 2013

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

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Calgon Carbon adds board member

Calgon Carbon Corp. appointed John J. Paro to its board of directors. Since 2009, Paro, 57, has served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of HallStar, a privately held specialty chemical company.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Red Valve offers wastewater treatment selection guide

The valve selection guide for wastewater treatment plants from Red Valve Company illustrates product applications at each stage of the treatment process, from influent flow through effluent discharge.

Green roof reduces water runoff for Badger Meter

Badger Meter installed a 10,000-square-foot green roof at its Milwaukee, Wis., headquarters. The 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.

Huber Technology receives Frost & Sullivan award

Huber Technology received the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for customer service leadership in the municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment market. The award is based on service quality, timeliness of service and impact on overall customer value.

Busch celebrates 50th anniversary

The Busch vacuum and low pressure technology company celebrates its 50th anniversary. Begun in 1963 by Dr.-Ing. Karl Busch and his wife, Ayhan, the family-owned company has grown into an international group with more than 2,500 employees.

EQT Infrastructure acquires Synagro

EQT Infrastructure acquired Synagro Technologies for $465 million, eliminating the company’s $200 million in outstanding debt. The new capital structure provides Synagro with the flexibility to pursue growth opportunities, including construction of a bio-recycling center in southwest Florida. The $4.3 million facility in Charlotte County is scheduled to be operational the first quarter of 2014.

ADS receives Department of Defense award

Advanced Drainage Systems received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Above and Beyond award for exceeding the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing its Guard and reserve employees additional, nonmandated benefits. ADS has four employees on active military duty and had 13 employees deployed the past three years.

Thomas & Betts publishes electrical brochures

Thomas & Betts published a series of electrical solution brochures, including versions 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.

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 Venissiex, 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.

Nesser elected to Layne Christensen board

John T. Nesser III was elected to the Layne Christensen Co. Board of Directors. He fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Jeffrey J. Reynolds in June. Retired from McDermott International, Nesser has 40 years of executive, corporate and legal experience.

Siemens marks 100th anniversary of chlorine gas meter

Siemens Water Technologies celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first chlorine gas metering unit for water disinfection. The first commercially produced gas chlorinator was installed in a public drinking water system in 1913 by Wallace & Tiernan, now a Siemens Water Technologies company.


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