Industry News - September 2020

Xylem succeeds in exceeding its GHG target

Xylem announced it had succeeded in reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity, exceeding its planned target. Xylem’s 2019 sustainability report, Water for a Healthy World, revealed the company had achieved a 28.3% reduction in GHG intensity, against a target of 20% set in 2014. The report also demonstrated overachievement or material progress on all of its 2019 sustainability targets.

SEEPEX launches new Extended Warehouse inventory tool

The Extended Warehouse positions a large inventory of SEEPEX parts across North and South America so parts no longer have to come directly from the manufacturing facility in Enon, Ohio. Users have the ability to search for needed parts and quickly locate available inventory, allowing SEEPEX partners to find inventory near their customers, reducing the time required to fulfill customers’ orders.

Thompson Pump celebrates 50th anniversary in 2020

Thompson Pump is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business in 2020. The company was founded in Port Orange, Florida, in 1970 by George A. Thompson and his sons Bill and George M. At the time of its inception, George A. had been working as an operating engineer in NASA’s Apollo program, his son Bill had just finished college and his younger son George M. had recently completed high school. From its beginnings as a dewatering contractor, Thompson Pump soon turned its focus to making and selling the pumps they had been using as a subcontractor. The company now serves the pumping and dewatering needs of more than 6,000 national and international clients.

BlueTech Research and Imagine H2O strengthen partnership

BlueTech Research, a provider of water technology market intelligence, and Imagine H2O, global water accelerator, have signed a memorandum of understanding, further enhancing their successful seven-year collaboration. This step is part of a shared mission to positively impact the sector, support the entrepreneurial business ecosystem and create value through innovation, investment and technology.

Mueller Water Products launches new international website

Mueller Water Products announced the launch of the Mueller International website, The website showcases a broad product and service portfolio with a friendly user experience, designed to meet the needs of the global market. Specifics include newly developed data sheets and detailed regional information about a wide range of solutions, including engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment.

Victaulic adds virtual access to continuing education program

Victaulic announced the launch of its free virtual training program, Victaulic University, which provides plumbing, heating and air conditioning professionals along with other construction, engineering and design professionals more convenient access to continuing education in these trying times and beyond. A sample of the PHA and Virtual Construction Design courses include Pressure Control Solutions for Potable Water; Thermal Movement Accommodation for Riser Applications; Accommodating Pipe Movement/Noise and Vibration Attenuation; Victaulic Tools for Revit: Increasing Modeling Efficiency; and Victaulic Tools for Revit: Making Fabrication Possible.

Mitchell Lewis & Staver announces financial support programs

In an effort to help customers impacted by COVID-19’s effect on the economic downturn, Mitchell Lewis & Staver announces Mitchell Assist, a portfolio of financial support initiatives and programs. This marks the first time in the history of the industry that a distribution company has offered such a robust program that provides immediate assistance to essential businesses that work every day to address water challenges vital to the safety and health of our communities and the viability of our nation’s infrastructure.

ClearSpan offers cooperative purchasing

ClearSpan is a contract holder of Sourcewell and offers its municipal customers cooperative purchasing. With Sourcewell, municipalities work directly with ClearSpan through a simple purchase order process while satisfying all local and state procurement regulations. This allows local governments to get a structural solution quickly and when they need it most.   


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