Industry News - August 2023

Industry News - August 2023

Asahi/America announces new team members

Asahi/America has added Jessica Chase to the technical field service team. She will assist customers with training and installing Asahi/America’s single and double wall industrial and high purity piping systems through thermofusion processes in the southern U.S. Also, the company promoted Shane McDaniel to business development manager/team leader. His new role will manage the company’s business development team’s short- and long-term goals to align with various market-focused objectives.

Xylem makes progress on its sustainability goals

Xylem delivered significant progress towards its sustainability goals in 2022, including enabling water utilities to reduce their CO2e emissions by 2.8 million metric tons since 2019. Through its operations, supplier and sector-wide partnerships, and green finance offerings, Xylem aims to advance water security by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, building watershed stewardship and resilience to climate change, and advancing equitable access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

Anaergia wins Net Zero Carbon Champion of the Year

Anaergia has been named Net Zero Carbon Champion presented by the Global Water Awards. In addition, a Victorville, California-based wastewater project designed, built and financed through the company’s subsidiary SoCal Biomethane for Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority was named Wastewater Project of the Year. The awards were presented at the Global Water Summit in Berlin, Germany.

Atlas Copco sponsors military workforce training program

The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, announced Atlas Copco as a silver sponsor of its Heroes MAKE America initiative. Heroes MAKE America is a Department of Defense-approved SkillBridge program dedicated to promoting manufacturing careers in the United States, building connections between the military and veteran communities and the manufacturing industry, and providing exposure to a reliable stream of skilled military talent.

New Watts Works Learning Center opens in Fort Worth

The latest of the Watts Works Learning Centers, now with over 200 employees, has opened in Fort Worth, Texas. The 250,000-square-foot facility — customized for broad training purposes, administration and manufacturing — joins several other Watts Works Learning Centers across North America. In addition to a working mechanical room with pressurized water lab, the facility includes a 3,600-square-foot learning center, office areas and a wide range of product manufacturing and assembly, including robotic welding and cutting, metal passivation, sheet metal rolling, precision laser metal cutting, CNC machining and ASME testing. 

California-based PFAS treatment plant receives recognition

A collaborative project between the Orange County Water District and the Yorba Linda Water District received the 2022 American Society of Civil Engineers Region 9 Outstanding Project Award for the Yorba Linda Water District Ion Exchange PFAS Water Treatment Plant. Region 9 is ASCE’s California chapter representing more than 18,000 members throughout the state.

KROHNE names new Mid Atlantic manufacturers’ rep

KROHNE announced that PRO-QUIP, headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey, is the company’s regional manufacturer’s representative covering the process industries in the greater New York City region, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C., as of Dec. 1, 2022. PRO-QUIP is replacing Stover Sensor Controls and Jobe & Co. as KROHNE’s representative in the area.

Blackline Safety appoints Peter Attalla as VP, international sales

Blackline Safety has appointed Peter Attalla to the position of vice president, international sales. Prior to joining Blackline Safety, Attalla spent over 15 years in progressively senior roles at Husky Energy focused on safety, growth and operational management, and as a safety and operational consultant for Dupont Sustainable Solutions. Attalla takes over the position from Neil Campbell, director, international sales and marketing, who is transitioning to the role of adviser, global sales.


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