Industry News - February 2014

Industry News - February 2014
Dluid Components International released its latest products and services catalog CD

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Xylem donates pumps to Global Water Center

Xylem donated pumps and products used in the Global Water Center’s HVAC systems. The Milwaukee, Wis., facility backed by The Water Council is helping position the region as a global capital for freshwater research and technology. The seven-story Global Water Center houses 25 organizations, including a mix of international corporations, academic institutions, startup businesses and support organizations.

Mueller Water Products plant receives OSHA recognition

The Mueller Water Products plant in Albertville, Ala., received Star certification from the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Star level is the highest recognition presented by OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program.

Wisconsin PSC honored for excellence

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2013 WaterSense Excellence award. The PSC was recognized for increasing public awareness of the WaterSense brand and benefits of water efficiency for water utilities via press releases, newsletters, radio advertisements and online. PSC staff also gave presentations and worked with water utilities looking to promote water efficiency.

SJE-Rhombus names sales representative

SJE-Rhombus named Fluid Solutions Sales Agency as its product representative in Atlantic Canada, including New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Shawn Davidson, founder and principal of Fluid Solutions, has 30 years experience in the water industry.

RIDGID launches enhanced website

RIDGID launched, a single, global company website with responsive design that enables it to work on an Internet-enabled device. The website dynamically scales larger and smaller, depending on the device and its orientation, and enables users to review, rate and ask questions about specific products.

Engineering America spins off process equipment business

Engineering America, provider of liquid storage and process equipment, will spin off its water and wastewater process equipment business to focus on its storage tank business. The new independent company, Great Northern Environmental, will specialize in water and wastewater treatment equipment sales and serve as sales agent for Engineering America’s various tank and aluminum dome products.

Environmental Express acquires Daniels Scientific

Environmental Express acquired Daniels Scientific, supplier of certified sample collection containers.

Yaskawa names distributor

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America named DRV of Pittsburgh, Pa., its medium voltage drive distributor in the United States.

EJ products compliant with Safe Drinking Water Act

EJ’s line of fire hydrants and gate valves are compliant with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. A provision of the legislation requires all products in contact with drinking water to have a maximum lead content of 0.25 percent for all wetted components.

FCI releases product and services catalog 

Fluid Components International released its latest products and services catalog CD. The free catalog is available by visiting the company’s website,

Firestone Building Products names distributor

Firestone Building Products named the Pond Pro sales group as distributor of its pond lining and geomembrane products.

AEA Investors acquire Siemens Water Technologies 

AEA Investors acquired the municipal, industrial and services water and wastewater treatment operations and assets of Siemens Water Technologies for 640 million Euros (approximately $860 million U.S. dollars). Dr. Lukas Loeffler, CEO, and his management team will remain.

WaterTAP Ontario names marketing manager

WaterTAP Ontario named Kerry Freek manager of marketing and communications. She will promote Ontario as a water hub and strengthen communications between utilities and water technology companies.

HOBAS Pipe certified for Canada drinking water

HOBAS Pipe USA gained inclusion on the Bureau de normalization de Quebec’s (BNQ) list of certified products, processes and services. BNQ is a member organization of the National Standards System of Canada and acts as a partner to business, industry, public and regulatory bodies for the purpose of improving the quality of products, processes and services, as well as their acceptance in all markets.

Hoffman enclosures receive design award

Hoffman enclosures from Pentair Equipment Protection placed first in the industrial enclosures category for the 2013 Control Design Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the 13th consecutive year Hoffman has received the award.

Bilco’s single-leaf smoke vents receive UL approval

The Bilco Co.’s Type SV single leaf, automatic smoke vents received UL approval per the UL 793 standard for automatically operated roof vents for smoke and heat.

Grundfos celebrates 40th anniversary

Grundfos celebrated 40 years of operations in the United States with the unveiling of a commemorative sculpture at its facility in Fresno, Calif., in November. The Denmark-based pump manufacturer expanded to the U.S. in 1973, growing from an office in Fresno to more than 1,300 employees in five locations nationwide.


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