Industry News - October 2022

Kaeser marks a year of green energy

In an ongoing commitment to minimize environmental impacts, Kaeser is manufacturing with 100% green energy and matching its consumption with renewable energy resources. Both Kaeser Compressors in the U.S. and Germany’s Kaeser Kompressoren SE are marking a full year of operations using only green energy. The milestone has been achieved with three key programs. First, over a year ago Kaeser Kompressoren SE installed a photovoltaic system which generates approximately 650 MWh for its main manufacturing plant in Coburg, Germany. Second, Kaeser purchased renewable energy credits for its remaining manufacturing facilities. And third, in the U.S., Kaeser Compressors is part of Dominion Energy’s Green Power Program and pays a premium per kWh for its headquarters in Fredericksburg, Virginia, to match energy consumption with renewable resources.

Anue introduces new Midwest channel partner

Anue Water Technologies announced LAI is the new and exclusive channel partner for the sales and installation of all Anue Water products in Illinois and Wisconsin. According to a company release, with the addition of LAI, Anue is able to demonstrate and install its equipment solutions to over 90% of the municipalities in the U.S. and Canada.

Sentry Equipment acquires Rebuild-it Services Group

Sentry Equipment acquired Rebuild-it Services Group, a rebuilder and installer of clarifier drives and thickeners for municipal wastewater treatment applications. Rebuild-it Services Group, based in West Jordan, Utah, will join the Sentry family and will function and go to market as an independent Sentry operating division, retaining its own brand and identity.

CGLR and TWC create partnership

The Council of the Great Lakes Region and The Water Council announced a partnership to deepen ties and accelerate water innovation and stewardship in the binational Great Lakes region, the largest freshwater system in the world. As part of the collaboration, CGLR will help TWC grow its WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified program, an initiative that helps companies follow a strategic process to understand their water uses and impacts, assess associated risks across the enterprise and prioritize the highest risks.

De Nora recognized in Water Europe Innovation Awards

Industrie De Nora S.p.A. was recognized in the 2022 Water Europe Innovation Awards. The company was named best in the Water Technology and Infrastructure category for its sludge ozonation application in advanced sewage treatment. The technology, suitable for municipal or industrial use, improves process efficiencies without the use of harmful chemicals, protecting the environment from micropollutants in accord with the European Union’s Zero Pollution Action Plan.

Stantec selected as PMC for Vancouver’s treatment plant projects

Stantec was selected as the Program Management Consultant for the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Projects in Vancouver, British Columbia. The $9.9 billion multiyear program includes construction of a new tertiary treatment facility and a range of ecological restoration and offsite works projects that are planned to improve the connection between infrastructure, the community and the environment. The IIWWTP Projects are the largest capital program undertaken by Metro Vancouver, a federation of 23 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. 

NYC delivers two miles of new sewers and water mains in Queens

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection and NYC Department of Design and Construction announced the completion of a $24 million project to improve street conditions, alleviate flooding and upgrade infrastructure in the South Jamaica and St. Albans neighborhoods of Queens. The project, which was completed one year ahead of schedule, was funded by DEP and was managed by DDC. The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment made by the city to improve neighborhoods throughout Southeast Queens. The program consists of 44 projects overall, including 18 that are substantially completed and three that are in active construction.

Tnemec announces new sales director

Tnemec welcomed Brian Cheshire as its new sales director of water and wastewater. Cheshire, a 20-year veteran in the coatings industry, will focus on the overall market strategy and sales activity for this market. Cheshire’s hire comes after the former sales director, Vaughn O’Dea, was promoted to director of Epoxytec, a subsidiary of Tnemec.

DIY Digital Marketing Playbook launched

Suzan Chin-Taylor, wastewater and trenchless technology industry author, keynote speaker and host of the DooDiva’s Smells Like Money podcast, announces the launch of the DIY Digital Marketing Playbook for Wastewater Pros. This e-course and coaching program is for contractors and manufacturers in the wastewater industry who want to understand how digital marketing works and learn to use it to increase sales and attract ideal clients and talent in order to thrive — not just survive — in the new virtual selling environment. For more information, visit The TUIT Group Educational Products Portal.  


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