Industry News: May 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.

Industry News: May 2021

The Fuquay team includes, from left, Dauphen Jackson, CFO; John Fuquay, CEO; and David Kallfelz, president.

EnBiorganic expands its network into Texas
EnBiorganic Technologies welcomed Fuquay of New Braunfels, Texas, to its licensed network of EBS-Di Installers and service providers. Fuquay will be able to implement and deliver EnBiorganic’s Treatment As A Service solution to wastewater utilities and commercial entities throughout Texas. The firm has been in the fields of infrastructure rehabilitation, underground utility construction, environmental construction and asset life extension of water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure throughout the Southwest since 1985.

Eastern Controls expands Northeast territory
Endress+Hauser announced its representative partner, Eastern Controls, is its exclusive authorized sales and service provider for the municipal market in Northern New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area. Eastern Controls has been an Endress+Hauser sales and service representative in the Northeast for almost six years in various markets.

Glanris raises $2M to produce green hybrid filtration media
Glanris raised a $2 million Series A round from investors Riceland, Pittco Capital, Innova and Sage for the world’s first green hybrid water filtration media, bringing total investment to $2.8 million. Glanris’ manufacturing process and technology for removing contaminants turn rice hulls into a customized filtration media, the Glanris 901x. Glanris also announced the opening of a new 60,000-square-foot production facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi, where Glanris plans to produce up to 3 tons of Glanris 901x media per day.

GF Piping Systems earns quality award from Intel
GF Piping Systems announced it earned Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award for 2020. The PQS Award recognizes success in the Intel SCQI Program, a multiyear road map for continuous improvement for high-performing Intel suppliers.

Escondido begins construction on new treatment facility
Construction has begun on Escondido, California’s $65 million Membrane Filtration Reverse Osmosis Facility for Agriculture. The MFRO Facility will treat a portion of the city’s existing Title 22 recycled water supply from the Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility through membrane filtration and reverse osmosis technologies. The MFRO product water will then blend with recycled water untreated by the MFRO process to produce up to 4 million gallons per day of water with a salt concentration appropriate for agricultural irrigation.

Aquatic Informatics awards Ripple Effect grant
Aquatic Informatics awarded a Ripple Effect grant to the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance. The Ripple Effect is a software and service donation program that will enable UFFCA to build in-house capabilities for data quality management and reporting using the Aquarius analytics software.

USALCO appoints John Sobchak CFO, Jason James COO
USALCO appointed John Sobchak as chief financial officer and Jason James as chief operations officer. Sobchak has served as the CFO of public and private equity sponsored chemical companies for the past 20 years. Most recently, Sobchak served as CFO of Gelest, a specialty silicones and silanes producer recently sold to Mitsubishi Chemical Co. James most recently served as senior VP of operations at Covanta and prior to that was vice president of the integrated supply chain for Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies division.

Stantec launches Institute for Water Technology and Policy
Stantec unveiled its newest initiative, the Stantec Institute for Water Technology and Policy, to explore the real-world impacts of a changing climate on the sustainability of water and the role of emerging technologies in water science and policy. The Institute engages scientists, engineers, and technology specialists across the globe to investigate questions at the forefront of transforming the water industry’s future.


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