Industry News: January 2020

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.

SEEPEX launches Fast Ship Pump Program
SEEPEX is now offering a Fast Ship Pump Program to their customers who require expedited delivery of a progressive cavity pump. SEEPEX is offering the ability to order select pump models in as few as five business days with other build-to-order models available in two to three weeks. SEEPEX pumps offered in the Fast Ship Pump Program include the MD Series accurate dosing pumps; select BN Series general industrial pumps; and general industrial pumps with Split-stator smart conveying technology.

Brandstetter joins Grundfos Pumps as new chief technology officer
Markus Brandstetter joined Grundfos Pumps as its new chief technology officer. An experienced technology leader and champion of digitalization, he brings significant experience from senior roles in large industrial companies. He will lead operational strategy development with a special focus on Internet of Things and service-oriented business strategy. In addition to serving as the CEO at Bosch Industrial Boilers, he has held various other leadership positions within international groups like Siemens, Alcatel and Bosch.

Centrisys/CNP exclusive U.S. distributor for LIPP America Tank Systems
Centrisys/CNP signed an exclusive U.S. distributor agreement with LIPP America Tank Systems for water, sludge and digester tanks. LIPP has a patented stainless steel digester system that allows digesters to be built on site in less than two months. The short construction period and patented digester building system allow Centrisys/CNP to offer cost-effective, high-quality digesters with a long life cycle. The LIPP product line compliments the Centrisys/CNP product portfolio by offering its customers solutions for resource intensification and resource recovery.

Wilo USA acquires pump manufacturer American-Marsh Pumps
Wilo USA, through its newly established subsidiary, American-Marsh Pumps, acquired the assets of U.S. manufacturer J-Line Pump Co., doing business as American-Marsh Pumps. Headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, American-Marsh Pumps currently employs 55 people.

Kohler Power Systems expands distribution to Kinsley Power Systems
Kohler Power Systems announced that it is awarding distribution rights in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Metro Philadelphia to Kinsley Power Systems. The 55-year-old distributorship has serviced and rented power systems in this area for years and will now immediately begin selling Kohler products. The company will continue to provide Kohler sales, service and rentals in New England and upstate New York.

MFG Chemical upgrades pilot plant in Georgia
MFG Chemical completed an upgrade of its pilot plant in Dalton, Georgia. The company upgraded a 100-gallon stainless steel reactor, which produces hot oil and steam reactions up to 550 degrees F. The pilot has internal cooling coils, two top feed ports; one bottom (dip tube) feed port, a pack column condenser, a reflux column, standard tube condenser, a small distillation column and a vacuum capability at 8 Torr. The reactor now sits on a mezzanine 12 inches off the floor, with new insulation.

Xylem announces partnership with The Chris Long Foundation
Xylem announced it is partnering with The Chris Long Foundation’s Waterboys initiative to bring clean and sustainable water to communities in need across the U.S. Established in 2015, Waterboys is the signature initiative of The Chris Long Foundation, dedicated to raising funds and awareness to provide clean water to 1 million people. Working with Xylem’s corporate social responsibility program, Watermark, and activated by the company’s Goulds Water Technology brand, the partnership will deliver a series of water well projects to provide rural communities with reliable, safe water access.


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