Water & Wastewater Industry News: October 2015 Edition

Here's a quick roundup of October's industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.

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Yaskawa Celebrates 100th Anniversary
Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a world leader in industrial robotics, electrical drives and frequency converters, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The company is arranging special events worldwide to mark this special milestone. In Finland, Yaskawa will participate in the Technologia 2015 exhibition in Helsinki, Finland, together with its Finnish subsidiary, The Switch, which it acquired last year.

Endress+Hauser Announces Southwest Territory Changes
Effective Oct. 12, Instrumentation and Controls LLC became Endress+Hauser’s exclusive representative for Arizona and strategic markets of New Mexico including the greater Albuquerque area.

“Instrumentation and Controls is proud to represent Endress+Hauser,” says Ritch Shank, president, Instrumentation and Controls LLC. “We are tremendously excited to provide our customers with the unmatched quality products and customer service that Endress+Hauser provides in the territory that we know so well.”

Envirosight Opens Portland, Oregon, Marketing Office
Envirosight opened a new office in Portland, Oregon, on Sept. 15. The 1,200-square-foot office space is located on Northeast Killingsworth Street and will primarily house the company’s marketing and public relations department.

“We chose Portland not only for central proximity to the major market areas we serve on the West Coast, but also because we wanted to be in a city that is at the forefront of sustainability and green technologies, which is well aligned with Envirosight’s commitment to environmental stewardship,” says Jake Wells, Envirosight director of marketing.

SUEZ Group Launches Water Conditioning Service
SUEZ Group has launched aqualead, a complete water conditioning range focused on the industrial water cycle. The offer ranges from the provision of water conditioning products for the treatment of all aspects of industrial water management to dedicated wastewater, cooling and boiler water conditioning services.

Ovivo Partners With Microdyn-Nadir
Ovivo Inc. signed a multi-year agreement with Microdyn-Nadir to service the membrane bioreactor market. The agreement secures access to BIO-CEL membrane technology and includes a collaborative venture to build private-label membrane equipment. This partnership is expected to rapidly drive innovation, increase quality, reduce costs and improve delivery times.

&8203;Xylem Awarded Contract for Texas Golf Course Irrigation
Xylem, a global water technology company, has been awarded a $1.25 million contract to provide advanced treatment technology to the South Wastewater Treatment Plant in McAllen, Texas. The plant provides 240 million gallons of reclaimed, treated wastewater annually to the McAllen Palm View Golf Course for irrigation purposes. Xylem’s technology will help to ensure consistent quality at the plant as it treats up to 10 mgd of wastewater.

FVOP Hires 7 Operators
F&V Operations and Resource Management has hired seven new employees for its expanding operations. Three senior project managers — George Regan, Jay Ouzts and Stewart Beach, who have F-1 water licenses — are among the new hires. Four operations specialists — Donald Bicknell, Michael Prout, Eric Barnowski and Rob Pearson — have also been hired.

FVOP is a subsidiary of Fleis & VandenBrink and provides operations and management services for municipal, industrial and environmental systems in 20 communities in Michigan and Indiana.

UV Pure Releases How-To Videos
A new series of how-to videos from UV Pure provides step-by-step instructions for completing procedures on Upstream and Hallet 15 xs systems. In each video, UV Pure Service Manager Alex Zammit describes the parts and tools needed for each procedure. The video library provides instructions for replacing the quartz sleeve, blower, circuit board, circuit board cooling fan, purge valve, UV sensor and lamps in UV Pure Upstream and Hallett 15 xs systems. More videos are on the way for other UV Pure systems. Subscribe to the UV Pure YouTube channel to receive notifications for new videos.


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