Industry News: January 2021

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.

Kaeser expands U.S. headquarters
Kaeser Compressors broke ground on a new 30,000-square-foot facility expansion at its headquarters, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The virtual ceremony was led by Frank Mueller, president of Kaeser Compressors, and included representatives of Lifecycle Construction Services, McKinney Architects and the Spotsylvania County Economic Development Department. The new space will accommodate an additional 100 people and also provide enhanced amenities for all employees.

Anue Water names J.H. Wright as exclusive channel partner
Anue Water Technologies announced that J.H. Wright and Associates is the exclusive new channel partner for the sales and distribution of Anue’s eco-friendly product line throughout the Gulf States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and Georgia.

Flottweg opens new customer care center in Ontario
Flottweg announced it opened a new customer care center in Etobicoke, Ontario. The new 15,000-square-foot facility offers product sample analysis and field trial equipment, and also services to evaluate and tailor the right solution to a customer’s application. On-site service and repair, along with equipment startup and training services, is supported by its spare parts inventory. The facility is also equipped to provide shop repair, rebuild and reconditioning services. Flottweg’s service provider agreement with Centrifuges Unlimited provides local repair, rebuild and reconditioning support to customers in Western Canada.

Centrisys/CNP introduces new name for AirPrex
Midwest-based Centrisys/CNP has introduced a new name for one of the company’s nutrient recovery technologies, previously called AirPrex, which will now be called MagPrex in North American markets.

Brown and Caldwell hires new Pittsburgh leader
Brown and Caldwell welcomed Heather Dodson as its new Pittsburgh leader. With 17 years’ experience in water, wastewater, and stormwater management design and permitting, land development and municipal engineering, Dodson will be responsible for operations management, providing client service, and expanding Brown and Caldwell’s regional presence and talent pool to meet market and customer needs.

Aquatic Informatics receives ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Aquatic Informatics’ cloud-based environmental data analytics platform, Aquarius, has received the ISO/IEC 27001 standard certification. This certification recognizes the highest level of security for the protection of customer information within the Aquarius Cloud platform. 

120Water and PUR Community join forces on water programs
120Water, a digital water platform in use at more than 180,000 sample sites across the nation, has joined forces with PUR Community, a new municipality initiative created by PUR, a Helen of Troy brand, to simplify point-of-use drinking water programs for utilities, municipalities, and facilities, including lead remediation programs. With this partnership, 120Water can offer PUR pitcher and filter kits as part of its digital water platform to manage and modernize complex water programs and to help stay compliant with EPA regulations, including the upcoming revised Lead and Copper Rule.

Schneider Electric invests $40M in U.S. supply chain
Schneider Electric announced an additional $40 million investment toward modernizing its U.S manufacturing plants in Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska and Texas. The investment will go toward innovative technologies and new production lines that will help increase Schneider Electric’s capacity of operations in the U.S. for its customers, and also to further develop its local workforce.

Riventa tests for energy-saving opportunities in Europe
Thames Water brought in optimization experts Riventa to test the performance of 90 aeration system blowers across 10 of its sewage treatment works in Europe. Riventa will carry out comprehensive performance testing for up to four months. Potential savings from 5% to 30% are forecasted, depending on the age and condition of existing equipment, including valves, pipework and diffusers, as well as the actual blowers. The demand profile of each STW will also be calculated, together with analysis of control systems and philosophy currently in use.

Ken Gayer named CEO of USALCO
USALCO has appointed Ken Gayer its CEO. Gayer is the first non-family CEO of the private-equity-backed chemical company, sponsored by H.I.G. Capital. Gayer most recently served as CEO of Gelest. Prior to Gelest, he was business president of Honeywell Specialty Products and had a 15-year tenure at Honeywell in a variety of leadership positions. 

Ken Gayer
Ken Gayer


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