Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on facility openings, business mergers and purchases, changes in personnel and award notifications, among others in the water and wastewater treatment industries. If you have business news briefs you would like included in this weekly round up, please email the press release, photo and a link to the post on your website to [email protected] with the subject line "Business News Round Up." One news item per company per week will be posted.
Aerzen USA Opens Atlanta, Ga. Office
Aerzen USA celebrated the launch of a new facility with an open house event for the Aerzen Atlanta location. The event was attended by many Aerzen employees from around the country, as well as local customers, vendors and representatives. The new facility is designed provide better service to customers in the south-east region of the United States. The building houses a regional sales office, rental equipment and service depot.
“This facility is strategically located in Atlanta to ensure our closeness to customers in the region and provide rental equipment throughout the country. We are growing and expanding into many industries. This facility compliments the expansion at our Coatesville headquarters and Houston office in working towards our vision for complete national coverage for Aerzen,” said Tony Morris, Aerzen USA.
AUC Group, L.P. Announces Acquisition
AUC provides equipment design, manufacturing and installation of both field-erected and flexible, modular wastewater treatment plants that are designed to expand as needs arise. In addition, AUC offers a lease plant program as an alternative financing option that significantly reduces the upfront capital burden for customers.
The Energy Innovation Centre Announce Partnerships
The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) is delighted to announce two new partnerships with Anglian Water and Yorkshire Water. The partnerships will accelerate the delivery of innovative projects and provide both companies with unrivaled support in their commitment to creating long-term value for their customers, respective regional economies and the communities they serve.
“We are excited to be collaborating with these forward-thinking organizations who are equally committed to creating a sustainable and resilient water system. Our global network of innovators will bring huge value to the operations of both companies with their specialist skills and ability to think outside of the box, and our expert team have already begun work on finding innovative solutions for both Anglian and Yorkshire Water,” said Matthieu Michel, EIC’s OPerations Director.
Tank Holding Acquires Bushman Water Tank Line
Bushman is similar to Tank Holding in that they use the rotational molding process to manufacture most of their products, but their market focus is primarily rainwater harvesting solutions for residential, commercial, and municipal applications. Channell launched the Bushman product line in 2009, and quickly established it as the industry leader in rainwater harvesting.
Grundfos WaterPRO Championship Competition
Grundfos will find out who has the guts and let them take home the glory – and $10,000 – at the National Groundwater Association’s Groundwater Week (NGWA) on Dec. 5 at booths #557 and 657.
Groundwater Week marks the culmination of a year-long WaterPRO Championship competition, which put well water contractors to the test at 75 qualifying events across the country. Tasked with putting together a Grundfos SP pump end, participants competed to see who could meet the challenge in the fastest time. Local winners were declared at the events, and those with the 12 fastest times overall have been invited to participate in the semi-finals at NGWA.
Keysino Modern Water Awarded
In China, Modern Water has been awarded the Global Partner in Clean Technology Award for its successful international cooperation with Hangzhou Shangtuo Environmental Technology Co., LTD.
This new award follows Modern Water’s recently announced joint venture with Hangzhou Shangtuo (trading as Sunup), which has activated the promotion of Modern Water's innovative and proprietary brine concentration technology (AMBC) throughout China.
Siemens Supports OPC Foundation Initiative
Siemens welcomes the initiative previously published by the OPC Foundation to further enable OPC UA adoption throughout industrial automation by extending standardization and harmonization activities for OPC UA, including TSN-enabled Ethernet networks at the field level. Siemens is a strong supporter of the OPC UA technology and has been active in core standardization working groups for many years.
Siemens has experience and a long history in the development and standardization of industrial communication systems. Siemens is participating in all relevant standardization bodies like IEEE, IEC, IETF, PI, OPC F, and many more not only as editor but also even as the convener and lead of the whole working group.
OWC Partners With Charity
OWC announced they are continuing to bring water to those in need by partnering with charity: water this #GivingTuesday and holiday season., OWC will donate $25,000 to charity: water and will match dollar for dollar raised by the public up to $125,000 match, for a total campaign of $250,000. In addition, OWC will donate $1 for every newsletter sign between Nov. 27 and Dec, 21, 2018. Join OWC in bringing the difference of water with charity: water.
According to charity: water, there are more than 663 million people living without access to clean water. That is nearly 1 in 10 people globally and twice the population of the United States. With clean and accessible water, we can improve education, income and health – especially for women and children.
MFG Chemical Upgrades Texas Plant
MFG Chemical is upgrading its Pasadena, Texas plant, which the company acquired in March 2018, and sits on 24.5 acres. The acquisition of the Pasadena plant, together with the company’s 3 plants in Northwest Georgia, makes MFG Chemical one of America’s largest consumers of Maleic Anhydride.
Pasadena plant improvements are scheduled for completion by the end of the first quarter of 2019 and entail a multi-million dollar investment. Improvements include debottlenecking and new capacity additions, including two new reactors, one of which is 20,000 gal in size.