Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced that Taggart-Knight Group will represent several additional Watts Water brands and products in the lower part of Michigan. Effective immediately, Taggart-Knight Group will now serve as the representative for Ames Fire & Waterworks (control valves only); BLÜCHER; BRAE; Watts (WaterPEX, Pure Water and control valves only) and Watts Radiant. Taggart-Knight currently represents the Orion and Powers brands for Watts Water.

ResinTech, Inc. announced the opening of a new 12,000-square-foot Aries FilterWorks production and distribution facility in West Berlin, NJ, located on ResinTech’s National Headquarters Campus at 160 Cooper Road. This state-of-the-art facility provides Aries FilterWorks an expansion to better accommodate current operations and future growth. S

Calgon Carbon Corporation announced fourth-quarter and year-end results. Income from operations for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $14.7 million (USD) versus $8.2 million for the comparable period in 2011. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $9.1 million, or $0.16 per common share on a fully diluted basis, versus $4.9 million, or $0.09 per common share on a fully diluted basis, for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Global Water launched a new website to share its progress and impact around the world, including water and sanitation projects in Central and South America and Africa. Visit www.globalwater.com for reports on the organization’s involvement in ongoing projects.


North America

UV Pure partners announced

UV Pure welcomed Consolidated Supply Co. as a new wholesaling partner. A fourth-generation, family-run business that began in 1928, Consolidated Supply Co. extends over 18 locations serving commercial, municipal and residential projects in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Idaho, with corporate headquarters and the largest branch in Tigard, Oregon. Professional Pump was announced as a new UV Pure engineered solutions partner. Professonal Pump, a leader in the repair of pump and rotating equipment in Michigan and the mid-western US since 1985, specializes in liquid and air handling systems. The company offers both in-house and onsite repairs for all major pump brands to increase rotating equipment performance and reliability. Its engineering and design team can also create custom liquid or air-handling system solutions that are then built and installed by the company’s in-house fabrication department.

IAPMO/PMI training announced

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) have teamed up to offer an online presentation of the popular PMI Codes & Standards primer that previous to 1999 was only available in print. The new online course is presented in an audio/slide format, narrated by PMI Technical Director Len Swatkowski and accessed via the IAPMOLearn website (www.iapmolearn.org). The course is going through final documentation and will be available for registration on September 21.

Seldon certification announced

Seldon Technologies, Inc.’s WaterBox™ 300 MIL has passed the rigorous NSF P248 Protocol, Appendix B, assuring military personnel of safe drinking water, free of viruses, bacteria and cysts, anywhere in the world. The small-unit water purifier, using patented nanofiltration technology, is the first of the company’s product line to pass the NSF P248 protocol. The test protocol was designed by the US Army Military Public Health Command and administered by NSF International, which ensures rigorous performance requirements are met.

Berkeley Springs water champions announced

The 23rd Annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting produced new winners and hosted entrants from around the world in February. More than 100 people crowded the Berkeley Springs Inn-Best Western Conference Center as 11 media judges spent hours tasting and selecting from among 82 waters sourced in 21 states and 10 foreign countries. There were 32 municipal waters from a dozen states, Canada, South Korea and Thailand. Emporia, KS municipal water was voted top tap water; Canadian Gold from Marchand, Manitoba scored top honors as best bottled still water; two sparkling waters (one Canadian and one Bosnian) tied for first place and the purified category was won by Rain Fresh Oxygen Purified from Garland, TX. The 24th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is scheduled for February 22, 2014.

Fisher warehouse opened

Fisher Manufacturing announced the opening of its new regional warehouse facility in Atlanta, GA, which will bring the company’s products even closer to the east coast and southern region, reducing transit time and costs. It will make products available to plumbing professionals in this area within one or two days and ‘will-call’ orders will also be accepted at this location. For more information, contact Fisher Manufacturing Company, Inc., PO Box 60, Tulare, CA 93274; call toll-free, (800) 421-6162 or visit the website at www.fisher-mfg.com

Endress+Hauser rep announced

Endress+Hauser has signed the Vector Controls and Automation Group (CAG) in Houston, TX as its sales representative servicing Texas, Oklahoma and portions of New Mexico and Arkansas. CAG is a newly formed representative partnership consisting of five representative organizations that merged in March to offer customers instrumentation, automation, mechanical and analytical solutions with technical product and application support.

Change in venue for pool show

Held at the Schaumburg Convention Center for a second straight year, word has spread about the renewed image the Mid America Show has created for itself by moving to the new facility. With show attendance up almost 20 percent from the previous year, exhibitors that invested in the show started the 2013 trade show circuit with fresh and energized leads. The show has become known for quality and robust education that it offers attendees. This year was no exception, with over half the topics, as well as the accompanying presenters, being new this year.

Europe

GE membrane technology deployed in Spain

The city of Ávila, Spain will install GE’s ZeeWeed 500D ultrafiltration membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology to double the amount of water treated at its existing wastewater treatment plant. The city chose to upgrade the facility with MBR technology to increase capacity and comply with new regulations for nutrient removal, while keeping the same footprint and reusing most of the existing infrastructure. Xylem Water Solutions and GE jointly developed the project and assisted with the technical specifications. The facility is expected to begin commercial operation in summer 2013, when it will be the second largest ZeeWeed MBR plant in operation in Spain.

Primozone generators for Danish hospital

Primozone has received an order to supply ozone generators for a full-scale pilot project at the Herlev Hospital in Denmark. The aim of the project is to find a solution for removing pharmaceutical residue from hospital wastewater already at the source. The project is led by Grundfos and is financed by Herlev Hospital/the Capitol Region of Denmark, the Business Innovation Fund, the municipal WWTP Lynettefællesskabet and the Copenhagen and Herlev municipalities.

Asia

HaloSource honored

HaloSource, Inc. was awarded Top 10 Best Component Supplier of The Year by HC360.com in China. HC360 covers a variety of industries, including water treatment and water purification in China. Over the last several months, they have been organizing the annual Water Purification Industry ‘Oscar’ event. HaloSource, being nominated/voted by existing and prospective clients and reviewed by industry/technical experts, had the honor to receive this prominent prize at a water summit in Beijing.

NGWA, People To People delegation to India announced

Kevin McCray, CAE, CEO of the National Ground Water Association, will be leading a unique overseas cultural and professional exchange opportunity in September. People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs is coordinating a delegation of water resource professionals who will travel to Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, India from September 22-30. The delegation will seek to increase collaboration with Indian professionals and organizations on topics of mutual interest in the water resources arena and will be combined with cultural activities highlighting the sights and sounds of the country. Program details and an application form are available by calling (877) 787-2000 or email citizens@peopletopeople.com. Further details on the itinerary can be found online at www.peopletopeople.com/NGWA.

Australian desal plant operational with GE motors

GE’s Power Conversion business was instrumental in bringing Australia’s largest seawater desalination plant into operation by offering technology that provides a rainfall-independent water supply to complement catchments and storages in the area around Melbourne. The Victorian Desalination Project, 130 km (80.77 miles) southeast of Melbourne, runs on low- and medium-voltage drives and medium-voltage GE motors. The facility is among the largest RO plants in the world. It was brought online in November 2012, successfully completed the required 30-day continuous production test and reached full operation in December, three years after construction began.

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