Industry News: August 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.

Tony Thill
Tony Thill

ClearSpan Structures expands, now offers rentals
ClearSpan Structures now offers commercial building rental offerings. Previously, the company’s structures were only available for purchase, but now customers can use ClearSpan’s fabric structures on a temporary basis. The structures will be rented on a monthly basis, providing an option for operations who need temporary support for both short- and long-term projects. The rental buildings will be available in 30-, 45- and 60-foot widths, and they can be built as long as 500 feet.

Griffco Valve appoints Lucas as Western sales manager 
Griffco Valve announced the appointment of Gregory Lucas as U.S. Western regional sales manager. He will be responsible for providing training and sales support for the company’s distributors, as well as expanding the company’s distributor network. Lucas joins the company from NETZSCH, where he served as regional sales manager for Texas and Oklahoma. During a career spanning more than 30 years, he has held sales and sales management positions at Grundfos, Oliver Equipment Co. and other companies in the chemical and petrochemical processing industries.

Aquatic Informatics joins Danaher’s Water Quality platform
Aquatic Informatics was acquired by Danaher’s Water Quality platform from XPV Water Partners. Aquatic Informatics provides water management software solutions to more than 1,000 organizations around the world that collect, manage and make decisions with large volumes of water data.

Asahi/America ISO certificate renewed
Asahi/America has its ISO 9001:2015 certificate renewed. The Massachusetts-based company has received continuous ISO certification since 1996. The standards outlined in ISO 9001:2015 help companies deliver consistent products and services; measure, analyze and improve all aspects of their business; and ensure customer satisfaction.

Water Environment Federation names Sanderson as chief medical officer
To ensure protection of the health and safety of wastewater workers during the coronavirus pandemic and into the future, Dr. Andrew Sanderson, M.D., master's degree in public health from Howard University, has been named chief medical officer for the Water Environment Federation. As CMO, Dr. Sanderson will guide and assist WEF in providing reliable medical information to wastewater utility managers and workers, as well as conduct research and serve as a spokesperson on medical issues for the sector.

KKR and XPV Water Partners acquire EDI - Environmental Dynamics International
KKR and XPV Water Partners announced the acquisition of EDI - Environmental Dynamics International. The addition of EDI accelerates the growth of the water quality platform’s nutrient management offerings through Nexom and Environmental Operating Solutions Inc. (EOSi). In connection with the acquisition, EDI will integrate into Nexom, combining EDI’s expertise in serving medium- to large-scale treatment facilities, with Nexom’s expertise in serving small- to medium-sized treatment facilities. As CEO of Nexom, Martin Hildebrand will lead the combined entities.


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