Industry News: October 2018

Browse the latest products exclusively for the water and wastewater treatment industry

Grundfos opens new facility in Lenexa, Kansas
Grundfos announced it opened a new facility in Lenexa, Kansas, replacing the previous office in Olathe. The new office features a number of efficient features, including LED lighting, a Grundfos Engineered System pump house to maintain water level in an on-site pond and provide supplemental heat to the lobby via geothermal loop. The building, which also features a lecture hall with seating for 100 people, a training area for hands-on pump education classes and a training video production studio, has been in the works since breaking ground in 2016. 

Centrisys/CNP part of research program to show phosphorus removal
Centrisys/CNP is collaborating with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District of Denver, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District and the Massachusetts Water Reclamation Authority to perform Tailored Collaborative Research (TCR), a program of the Water Research Foundation. The groups will work together to demonstrate phosphorus removal and recovery potential of the CalPrex process at the Madison District from September through November.
The TCR will collect high-quality data from the CalPrex process and allow the participating utilities to evaluate high-rate phosphorus recovery prior to anaerobic digestion and its positive effects on operations and maintenance. This will help the utilities better meet stringent biosolids regulations and simultaneously mitigate operations and maintenance issues related to phosphorus levels in sludge. A peer review of the findings will be conducted and the results will be disseminated to industry professionals through the WRF LIFT Link platform. 

Kaeser Compressors launches new website
Kaeser Compressors announced it launched a new U.S. site featuring a secure protocol with built-in redundancy, simplified navigation, mobile device compatibility and integration with Google Maps. A comprehensive resources section contains tools to design and optimize a compressed air system, including white papers, e-books, CAGI datasheets and compressed air tips. Visit the site at

Burland, Amato promoted within Parker Filtration Group
Parker Filtration Group announced the promotion of Andrew Burland and Dave Amato. Burland was promoted to director of sales — engine mobile aftermarket filtration. In this role, he will lead the sales team focused on the mobile aftermarket space and represent a variety of brands, including Baldwin Filters. Amato assumed the position of director of marketing — engine mobile aftermarket division. He will be responsible for leading the inside sales and marketing departments.

Asahi/America acquires Plastics Performance
Asahi/America acquired Louisiana-based Performance Plastics. The fabrication shop will aid Asahi/America in expanding its existing fabrication capabilities and capacity, as well as broaden the company’s engineered plastic products and services offerings.

Lippman-Milwaukee announces staff appointments
Lippman-Milwaukee announced three key appointments for the company in the wake of the recent acquisition by McCloskey International. Kevin Kiesgen was reappointed to the role of vice president of sales. He has been with the company for nine years. Bob Meyers was named vice president of business development, and was most recently vice president of sales and marketing at Telsmith. Gary Guthrie is now the senior vice president and will lead and integrate Lippman into the McCloskey Group.

Gary Guthrie
Gary Guthrie
Kevin Kiesgen
Kevin Kiesgen
Bob Meyers
Bob Meyers


Comments on this site are submitted by users and are not endorsed by nor do they reflect the views or opinions of COLE Publishing, Inc. Comments are moderated before being posted.