Industry News: June 2018

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

Bioscience announces expansion
Bioscience announced newly expanded offices, laboratories, and manufacturing facilities in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park III located adjacent to Lehigh Valley International Airport in Pennsylvania. The company’s main phone number, email and website addresses will remain the same.

Dover Precision Components operating company formed
Cook Compression, Inpro/Seal, Waukesha Bearings and Bearings Plus have formed the newly named Dover Precision Components operating company. As the umbrella for these brands, Dover Precision Components is an integrated provider of performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery and features a diverse portfolio of products and services. Headquartered in Houston, Dover Precision Components maintains facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It has more than 1,400 employees worldwide.

Aerzen USA opens office in Atlanta
After recently adding on to the Coatesville, Pennsylvania, headquarters, and opening a regional sales office in Houston in 2017, Aerzen USA opened a new facility in Atlanta. The new office will provide better service to customers in southeastern U.S. The building will support both a regional sales office and a rental equipment and service depot. The 24,740-square-foot space consists of a production/warehouse area and additional office space.

Grundfos Pumps now Department of Energy compliant
Grundfos Pumps announced that all Grundfos and PACO branded products sold in the U.S. currently meet or exceed the Energy Conservation Standards for clean water pumps set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy. Test facilities located in Brookshire, Texas, and Bjerringbro, Denmark, have been audited and approved by the Hydraulic Institute to ensure that test procedures and equipment comply with Department of Energy and HI 40.7 standards. Beginning Jan. 27, 2020, all pumps sold in the U.S. that are within scope will be required to be labeled with a PEI rating that meets the new standard.

Val-Matic Valve’s Brudniak receives certification
Andrew Brudniak has passed the exam for the Project Management Professional certification offered from the Project Management Insitute. He has been with Val-Matic Valve for four years and was recently promoted to project manager.

Orange, Texas, selects Inframark for wastewater treatment operations
Inframark, LLC, has announced that the city of Orange, Texas, has awarded a five-year contract to the company to operate, manage and maintain its 7 mgd Jackson Street Wastewater Treatment Plant. The addition of Orange builds on Inframark’s presence in the state, where the company now operates 202 projects in Texas, with more than 600 employees managing 193 water and wastewater facilities.
Meanwhile, Chatham, Virginia, also selected Inframark to operate its water treatment facility. Inframark has been operating the town’s wastewater plant since 2017. This contract expansion, which is effective July 1, extends the terms of the initial two-year wastewater contract to five years.

Koch Membrane Systems’ PURON MBR chosen for big project in China
Koch Membrane Systems Inc. has announced its PURON Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) modules were selected for the Ji’nan Wastewater Treatment Plant I and Plant II expansion project. Each plant will have 100,000 m3/day treating capacity. The site is located in the Shandong province, which is China’s second-most populated province with more than 100 million people.
Strict new discharge requirements by the Chinese government are forcing municipalities to upgrade or build their wastewater treatment plants using new technologies. PURON MBR technology was selected for these two new plants for its reliable and consistent effluent quality, adherence to new discharge limits and reduced footprint.

Singapore International Water Week scholarship recipients announced
Six utility leaders have received scholarships to attend the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2018. The scholarships will help recipients break down international barriers, accelerate technology transfer, and create an understanding of innovative policy options to advance resource recovery across the water sector.
Recipients of the 2018 scholarships are:
• Robert Angelotti, deputy executive director, Technical Services, Upper Occoquan (Virginia) Service Authority • Yvonne W. Forrest, director of Houston Water, Houston Public Works, city of Houston, Texas • Adel Hagekhalil, assistant director of the City of Los Angeles-LA Sanitation
• Kishia Powell, commissioner of the city of Atlanta (Georgia) Department of Watershed Management
• Kathryn Sorensen, director, Phoenix (Arizona) Water Services
• Andrew Williams, utility director for Clay Township (Indiana) Regional Waste District

City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Chooses ESG Operations for WWTP
The city of Vicksburg, Mississippi has selected ESG Operations, Inc. to operate, maintain and manage the city’s wastewater treatment facility. Since 2015 ESG has partnered with the city in operating and managing Vicksburg’s water treatment system. Vicksburg is the county seat of Warren County. More than 32,000 citizens live and work in Vicksburg and surrounding communities.


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