Industry News: December 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: December 2022

Centrisys/CNP to open new service and repair center in Texas
Centrisys/CNP will open a new 35,750-square-foot service and repair center in Houston, Texas. Located on the northwest side of the city, the new center will support Centrisys/CNP customers not only in the metro area but also customers located throughout the South Central region of the U.S. Expected to open in January, the new facility will offer full-service repair and maintenance capabilities, including inspections, machining, welding and balancing. On-site technicians will also have the capability to test equipment and manufacture spare parts all under one roof, with quality control capabilities for all brands of decanter centrifuges. 

Brown and Caldwell’s Sarah Reeves is a WEF Fellow
Brown and Caldwell’s VP Sarah Reeves was named a Fellow of the Water Environmental Federation. The fellow designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature and contributions to the preservation and enhancement of the water profession. With over 25 years’ experience, Reeves is an expert in water quality policy and regulation, and is focused on developing and driving stakeholder involvement to influence solutions to overcome the most complex water-related challenges.

Flavia Bader
Flavia Bader

Nidec Motor adds marketing communications manager
Nidec Motor Corporation expanded the marketing staff at its St. Louis, Missouri, headquarters with the addition of Flavia Bader as marketing communications manager. She is part of Nidec’s commercial and industrial motors division for the Americas, serving industries that rely on high-efficiency motors including HVAC, pumping and wastewater. Bader has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, having worked at Emerson Electric in marketing and product management roles. She has a BA in communication and an MBA, both from the University of Louisville.

The Water Council Announces Alliance with KPMG
The Water Council announced a strategic alliance with KPMG on corporate water stewardship and environmental, social and governance reporting. KPMG and The Water Council will work together to help companies identify and manage water-related business risks, understand and mitigate their adverse impacts on ecosystems and communities, and contribute to more sustainable management of shared freshwater resources using The Water Council’s WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified program. 

Grundfos holds grand opening for global headquarters
Grundfos held a grand opening of its Grundfos U.S. headquarters located outside of Houston in Brookshire, Texas, on Nov. 2. Grundfos executives hosted a ribbon-cutting to commemorate the opening of the new building and then hosted a facility tour. The new 48,670 square-foot building was LEED-certified v4 Platinum. It is fully electric, uses no fossil fuels and relies on solar energy, natural light and energy-efficient equipment. Less than 13% of the water usage is sourced from the local municipal system. Nearly a million gallons of water are collected annually from rainwater and the hydronic HVAC system. 

TriNova opens new facility in New York
TriNova, an Endress+Hauser authorized sales and service representative since 2002, celebrated the opening of its new northeast facility. The $4 million, 11,400 square-foot building in Clifton Park, New York, includes a new Process Training Unit that will bring a new training experience for Endress+Hauser and Rockwell Automation. TriNova also plans to educate area high school students on the value of an engineering degree.

Stantec-Freese and Nichols JV awarded contract with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District has selected the Stantec and Freese and Nichols Joint Venture for a five-year task order contract to support the district’s Water and Wastewater Technical Center of Expertise. The Joint Venture will provide the district’s WWTCX with planning, design and construction phase services. Based in Mobile, Alabama, the WWTCX provides guidance to the entire Corps worldwide on potable water supplies; water treatment, storage and distribution; and domestic and industrial water/wastewater collection, pumping, treatment and disposal.

Young Operator Receives Grade 6C License Massachusetts
Connor Allen recently received his Massachusetts Grade 6C wastewater license, making him one of the youngest people in the state to achieve this high level of certification. Allen joined the Nantucket Sewer Department shortly after his high school graduation in 2021. Not only was hard work and dedication the key to his success, but also the encouragement of the entire Nantucket Sewer Department in sharing knowledge and mentorship that helped him along the way. Nantucket is home to over a dozen Grade 6 or above operators. With the help of chief operator Kevin Manning and the entire crew, Allen had the opportunity to achieve his goal.

Kaeser Auctions Off Pink M59PE Compressor, Donates Proceeds to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Kaeser Compressors, Inc.’s Compressor for a Cure recently raised over $20,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Kaeser auctioned off a one-of-a-kind M59PE portable unit, raising $21,700 which will be added to individual employee donations for a total of $23,120. Kaeser will donate 100% of the proceeds. “While great strides have been made, too many of our family members and friends are still impacted by breast cancer,” says Frank Mueller, president of Kaeser Compressors, Inc. “We believe meaningful progress towards a cure can be made with more funding for research and want to be part of that effort.”


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