Water & Wastewater Industry News: Oct. 26, 2015

Here's a quick roundup of industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.
Water & Wastewater Industry News: Oct. 26, 2015
Heath Kelsey has been hired by InfoSense as the company's new western region sales manager.

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Brown and Caldwell honored by National Safety Council
Brown and Caldwell has been recognized as an industry leader by the National Safety Council for achieving the best safety performance within its industry. This marks the fourth consecutive year the company has received the honor. In August 2015, Brown and Caldwell hit the milestone of working 12 million hours without an occupational injury or illness that resulted in days away from work.

Endress+Hauser announces new representation in Wisconsin, Northern Michigan
Foberg Scientific Inc. is now Endress+Hauser’s exclusive representative for all markets and industries across the Wisconsin and Northern Michigan market. Together, Endress+Hauser and Forberg provide an unparalleled offering of products, services and solutions for all industries including food and beverage, chemical, water/wastewater, life sciences, power and energy, oil and gas, primaries and metals to its customers.

“Forberg Scientific Inc. is honored to have been appointed as Endress+Hauser’s exclusive representative for both Wisconsin and Northern Michigan,” says Carl Derian, President of Forberg Scientific. “Wisconsin customers will benefit from Forberg’s professional sales team, breadth of product offering and technical product knowledge.”

InfoSense hires western region sales manager
InfoSense, manufacturer of the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT), has announced that Heath Kelsey has joined the company as western regional sales manager. Kelsey has over 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industries, including work with corrosion-control products as a general engineering contractor and has served in various distributor and OEM sales management roles.

Smith Flow Control USA appoints international business development manager
Valve safety specialist Smith Flow Control USA (SFC) has promoted Sander van den Bos to international business development manager. In his new role, van den Bos will expand the company’s reach by developing new market, product and application opportunities and will also direct the SFC international sales team and distributor networks. Van den Bos, who joined SFC in 2010, has over 18 years of international sales experience. He will continue to manage the company’s sales and technical support teams.

ePIPE earns French certification
ePIPE potable water epoxy, which is manufactured by Pipe Restoration Technologies, has received the Certificate of Sanitary Conformity in France. The Attestation De Conformite Sanitaire (ACS) certificate applies to materials in contact with water intended for human consumption. The epoxy has been approved for application to all sizes of water pipes.

Hanson Building Products purchases Cretex Concrete Products
Hanson Building Products, a manufacturer of a diversified range of concrete and clay building products, announced that its North American concrete pipe and precast business has finalized the purchase of Cretex Concrete Products (CCP), which is headquartered in Maple Grove, Minnesota. CCP has a network of 17 manufacturing facilities and 850 employees across 11 states.

JMS announces relocation, expansion
Citing continued growth, Jim Myers & Sons Inc. (JMS) has announced the relocation of its Charlotte, North Carolina, headquarters to a new, larger facility. The move has increased both available plant and office space by more than 50 percent.

Aerzen USA names new president
Tony Morris has been named president of Aerzen USA. Morris takes over for longtime president Pierre Noack, who is moving to Germany to support the development of Aerzen’s Worldwide Process Gas Division and will remain on the board of directors. Morris assumed his post at Aerzen in September 2015. His background includes international business development in the United States, Asia and Europe. He has a degree in engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

Ovivo partners with Microdyn-Nadir
Ovivo USA signed a multi-year agreement with Microdyn-Nadir to service the membrane bioreactor (MBR) market. The agreement secures access to BIO-CEL membrane technology and includes a collaborative venture to build private-label membrane equipment. The partnership is expected to drive innovation, increase quality, reduce costs and improve delivery times.

Envirosight opens new marketing office
Envirosight opened a new office in Portland, Oregon, on Sept. 15. The 1,200-square-foot office space is located on Northeast Killingsworth Street. It will primarily house the company’s marketing and public relations department. 


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