Industry News - November 2013

Industry News - November 2013
FCS appoints U.S. sales managers

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KOHLER Power Systems receives seismic certifications

KOHLER Power Systems, manufacturer of generators up to 3,250 kilowatts, transfer switches, switchgear and related accessories, received preapproval from California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development for its large generator enclosures and tanks (1,250 to 2,000 kW). The enclosures also are International Building Code seismic-certified.

Brown and Caldwell receives safety award

Brown and Caldwell received the National Safety Council’s 2013 Industry Leader Award. The award recognizes the top 5 percent member companies with the best safety performance.

Aquionics names municipal regional manager

Aquionics named Bob English municipal regional manager. He will be responsible for promoting the company’s drinking water, wastewater and reuse products in the eastern United States.

Dewberry hires project manager, selected for project

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, hired Brian J. Dey, PE, LEED, AP, as project manager in the company’s Charlotte, N.C., office. He will manage several stormwater projects. Stuart Geiger, CFM, water resources project manager in the company’s Denver office was recognized with Benjamin Pratt of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission for an Outstanding NHWC Transmission article by the National Hydrologic Warning Council. Dewberry also was selected by the New York Department of Design + Construction to provide engineering services for green infrastructure systems in Queens. The systems are part of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Infrastructure Plan, an initiative to reduce combined sewer overflows and improve water quality.

Vacuum Truck Rentals opens Ohio location

Vacuum Truck Rentals opened a rental location in Marietta, Ohio. Chuck Cisler will manage the store. The rental center is the company’s eighth. Other locations include Deer Park, Texas; Geismar, La.; Richland, Miss.; Gaston, S.C.; Worcester, Mass.; Oakland, N.J.; and Merrillville, Ind.

Electro Scan receives innovation award

Electro Scan was named recipient of the 2013 Innovation Technology Award by the Water Environment Federation. Electro Scan received the award for its ES-620 leak detection product, an add-on to existing television inspection trucks that locates and measures leaks in sewers not visible by high-resolution CCTV cameras.

Nu Flow expands sales team

Pipe lining company Nu Flow America added four account managers to its national sales team. Chris Diaz will serve the Southern California region, John Zimmerman will serve the Maryland area, Mike Geraci will serve the Virginia market and Gus DeCarlo will serve the Miami-Dade County, Fla., area.

Sewer Equipment Co. of America expands

Sewer Equipment Co. of America relocated its manufacturing complex to a 120,000-square-foot facility in Dixon, Ill. The new plant includes 12 overhead cranes with 15-ton ratings, paint facility, quality control test center, inventory, engineering facilities and conference rooms.

FCI’s ST100 flowmeter rated SIL compliant

The ST100 Series thermal mass air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components International has been rated compliant for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 1 service. The meter is classified as a Type B subsystem in accordance to IEC 61508-1 with a hardware failure tolerance of 0.

Industrial Scientific sells Oldham

Industrial Scientific Corp. sold its Oldham fixed-point gas detection business to Industrial Safety Technologies. The sale includes Oldham’s headquarters in Arras, France, along with support operations in China, Germany, India and the United States.

Raven expands operations, hires vice president

Raven Products is expanding the distribution of its plumbing and heating supplies throughout the United States. Based in Westborough, Mass., the company also named Mark J. D’Agostino vice president of sales and business development.

Hi-Vac adds inside sales, regional managers

Hi-Vac Corp. named Brent Muskin inside sales manager and Dave Oman regional sales manager for contractor sales in the western United States. Muskin will oversee products sold through contractors (X-Vac and UltraVac) as well as industrial sales (Hi-Vac and UltraVac).

FCS appoints U.S. sales managers

Fluid Conservation Systems named Maryam Sadrolashrafi and Gary Rog sales managers. Sadrolashrafi will cover the western United States and Rog will be responsible for the New York and New England regions.

Johnson Matthey names West Coast distributor

Johnson Matthey’s Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) group appointed MurCal of Palmdale, Calif., as West Coast distributor for its three-way catalyst elements and housings for stationary diesel and gasoline engines.

KSB Pumps opens Canadian headquarters

KSB Pumps, a member of the KSB Group, opened its new Canadian headquarters and engineering facilities in Mississauga, Ontario. The pump manufacturer also introduced its new line of MOVITEC standardized industrial pumps for the water and wastewater industries.

Layne Christensen sells SolmeteX division

Layne Christensen Co. sold its SolmeteX division to Gemini Investors, Riveria Investment Group and the management team of
the SolmeteX division. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Singer Valve receives innovation award

Singer Valve received an innovation award from Flow Control Magazine for its SPI-MV single-point insertion electromagnetic
flowmeter. Winners were determined by reader votes.

Wastequip names vice president-general manager

Wastequip named Tim Phanco vice president-general manager for its technical products division. He will manage operations at all technical facilities that manufacture compactors and balers.


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