Industry News - March 2021

Industry News - March 2021

Ken Gayer named CEO of USALCO

USALCO has appointed Ken Gayer CEO. Gayer is the first nonfamily CEO of the private equity-backed chemical company, sponsored by H.I.G. Capital. Gayer most recently served as CEO of Gelest. Prior to Gelest, he was business president of Honeywell Specialty Products and had a 15-year tenure at Honeywell in a variety of leadership positions. 

Ashland Pump announces name change, acquisition

Ashland Pump announced it acquired Water Source, a supplier of accessories and pumps for the sump, sewage and water systems markets. The Water Source team, currently located in Norwalk, Ohio, will be relocating to the Ashland, Ohio, facilities. Their key staff will remain with the company. In addition to the acquisition, Ashland Pump is also changing its corporate name to Ashland Water Group, effective Jan. 1, 2021. 

Kaeser expands U.S. headquarters

Kaeser Compressors broke ground on a new 30,000-square-foot facility expansion at its headquarters, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The virtual ceremony was led by Frank Mueller, president of Kaeser Compressors, and included representatives of Lifecycle Construction Services, McKinney Architects and the Spotsylvania County Economic Development Department. The new space will accommodate an additional 100 people and also provide enhanced amenities for all employees.

Anue Water names J.H. Wright as exclusive channel partner

Anue Water Technologies announced that J.H. Wright and Associates is the exclusive new channel partner for the sales and distribution of Anue’s eco-friendly product line throughout the Gulf States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and Georgia.

Flottweg opens new customer care center in Ontario

Flottweg announced it opened a new customer care center in Etobicoke, Ontario. The new 15,000-square-foot facility offers product sample analysis and field trial equipment, and also services to evaluate and tailor the right solution to a customer’s application. On-site service and repair, along with equipment startup and training services, is supported by its spare parts inventory. The facility is also equipped to provide shop repair, rebuild and reconditioning services. Flottweg’s service provider agreement with Centrifuges Unlimited provides local repair, rebuild and reconditioning support to customers in Western Canada.

Centrisys/CNP introduces new name for AirPrex

Midwest-based Centrisys/CNP has introduced a new name for one of the company’s nutrient-recovery technologies, previously called AirPrex, which will now be called MagPrex in North American markets.

Brown and Caldwell hires new Pittsburgh leader

Brown and Caldwell welcomed Heather Dodson as its new Pittsburgh leader. With 17 years’ experience in water, wastewater, and stormwater management design and permitting, land development and municipal engineering, Dodson will be responsible for operations management, providing client service, and expanding Brown and Caldwell’s regional presence and talent pool to meet market and customer needs.

Aquatic Informatics receives ISO/IEC 27001 certification

Aquatic Informatics’ cloud-based environmental data analytics platform, Aquarius, has received the ISO/IEC 27001 standard certification. This certification recognizes the highest level of security for the protection of customer information within the Aquarius Cloud platform. 

120Water and PUR Community join forces on water programs

120Water, a digital water platform in use at more than 180,000 sample sites across the nation, has joined forces with PUR Community, a new municipality initiative created by PUR, a Helen of Troy brand, to simplify point of use drinking water programs for utilities, municipalities, and facilities, including lead remediation programs. With this partnership, 120Water can offer PUR pitcher and filter kits as part of its digital water platform to manage and modernize complex water programs and to help stay compliant with EPA regulations, including the upcoming revised Lead and Copper Rule.

Schneider Electric invests $40M in U.S. supply chain

Schneider Electric announced an additional $40 million investment toward modernizing its U.S manufacturing plants in Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska and Texas. The investment will go toward innovative technologies and new production lines that will help increase Schneider Electric’s capacity of operations in the U.S. for its customers, and also to further develop its local workforce.      


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