Industry News: May 2022

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 2022

Liberty Pumps building new material handling center
Liberty Pumps announced its new material handling center is under construction and on track to be completed by the end of 2022. The 107,000-square-foot expansion will house both raw and finished component inventory and allow for more efficient tracking and flow of components to manufacturing. The expansion will also allow for additional manufacturing space in Liberty’s current building when material storage is moved over to the new facility.

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Tsurumi Pump names new Southwest sales manager
Tsurumi Pump announced Slater Blanchard as its new regional sales manager for the Southwest. With over 20 years’ experience, he has held general manager positions at several pump companies in the past. In addition to overseeing pump sales for the Southwest, he will source equipment and materials, and work with distributors to maximize customer support.

SJE acquires Massachusetts-based Horlick Co.
SJE announced it has purchased Randolph, Massachusetts-based Horlick Co., a manufacturer of custom control panels and motor-generator sets for commercial and industrial markets. Horlick will continue to operate out of its current facility in Randolph, marketing under the Horlick brand. Shawn Hennessey, who has managed the day-to-day business for the past 27 years, will continue as director of operations.

HOLLOSHAFT motor marks 100th anniversary
U.S. MOTORS is celebrating 100 years of vertical HOLLOSHAFT motor innovation. The vertical motor for deep well pumping was introduced in 1922 and has played a major role in supplying groundwater in California. Now a brand of Nidec Motor Corp., U.S. MOTORS developed the product in response to a critical need for farms and water districts in California. Nidec has two North American manufacturing plants dedicated to producing vertical HOLLOSHAFT motors for agricultural, industrial and municipal pumping applications.

Mazzei Injector and BL Anderson join forces
BL Anderson has teamed up with Mazzei Injector as its manufacturer’s representative for Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Based in Lafayette, Indiana, BL Anderson has served the environmental processing industry since 1961.

Singapore utility contracts with EVS Water
Envirosuite announced its agreement with the Public Utility Board Singapore for its EVA Water Optimizer, the first application globally for EVS Water in the drinking water sector. Envirosuite won the utility’s Global Innovation Challenge in June 2021 for coagulant dosage in water treatment processes from a field of 104 applicants. Since then Envirosuite has been working closely with PUB to map out the implementation for its current project. The Optimiser will be used to help PUB determine the required coagulant dosage in water treatment processes that will make the process faster, more connected and automated.

Watson-Marlow changes name
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, part of Spirax-Sarco Engineering, has changed its name to Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions. The name change aligns with a strategic commitment to providing end-to-end fluid management solutions for customers.


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