The Road Ahead

With another year on the books, it is time to look ahead to 2013. As always, the water treatment industry will face a variety of challenges and opportunities in the coming months. Domestically, new regulations loom — some positive, some negative — as California continues to set the legislative tone for the nation. Globally, opportunties await for companies ready to take the international plunge, but the challenges of certification remain.

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Industry experts weigh in on what is to come in 2013

About The Author: 

Dave Haataja is executive director for the Water Quality Assn. Haataja can be reached at dhaataja@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

Rick Andrew is general manager, Drinking Water Treatment Unit Program, for NSF Intl. Andrew can be reached at andrew@nsf.org or 734.913.5757.

Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., is vice president, technology, for KX Technologies LLC. Brigano can be reached at fbrigano@kxtech.com or 203.764.2506.

Frank Panzeca is president of Culligan of Wheaton. Panzeca can be reached at fpanzeca@culliganwheaton.com or 630.668.4100.

Publication Date: 
January 8, 2013
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January 8, 2013
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WaterGroup & Pentair Extend Distribution Agreement

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WaterGroup
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Fleck valve distribution agreement for Canadian marketplace renewed through 2016

WaterGroup and Pentair Residential Filtration announced a renewed exclusive Fleck valve distribution agreement for the Canadian marketplace through 2016.

“This is an important bellwether for WaterGroup as we continue our partnership with Pentair as their exclusive distributor of Fleck valves in Canada," said Ryan Kirk, vice president and general manager for WaterGroup. "We have proudly promoted Fleck valves with our core WaterGroup brands and view this agreement as recognition of our loyalty and ongoing sales support for Fleck’s valves in Canada.”

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January 7, 2013

Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial Rebrands as Neodyne Industries

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Neodyne Industries
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Industrial products manufacturer acquired by BC Partners and the Carlyle Group

BC Partners, an international private equity firm, and global alternative asset manager the Carlyle Group announced the completion of their previously announced acquisition of Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial from United Technologies Corp. in a transaction valued at $3.46 billion. With the sale, the newly independent company is now Neodyne Industries. Neodyne, a manufacturer of highly engineered, mission-critical pumps and compressors for the global industrial, infrastructure and energy markets, operates three global industrial businesses — Milton Roy, Sundyne and Sullair.

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Publication Date: 
January 4, 2013

Desalitech Establishes Headquarters in Massachusetts

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Desalitech Ltd.
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The company will use this location as its base for expanding its U.S. customer base and operations

Desalitech Ltd. will be establishing its U.S. headquarters in Massachusetts. The company will use this location as its base for expanding its customer base and operations in U.S. industrial water treatment markets, where most manufacturing plants require purified water for their operations.

Publication Date: 
December 27, 2012

Culligan Expands Mobile Water Treatment Solutions Business

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Culligan Matrix Solutions
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Water purification, monitoring and control in a single solution for peaking and base loaded plants

Culligan Matrix Solutions is expanding its mobile water treatment solutions business in response to increasing demand for this service.

Publication Date: 
December 12, 2012

Pentair to Unite Products Under Single Brand

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Pentair Ltd.
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New marketing initiative aims to solidify company’s commitment to providing water solutions

Pentair unveiled a new branding initiative in which current brands will become product lines under the Pentair umbrella. According to the company, focusing on a united, universal brand will enable it to increase marketing and promotional support for customers, as well as solidify its commitment to providing on-time delivery of high-quality, competitively priced product solutions.

Publication Date: 
December 3, 2012

State of the Industry 2012

Water Quality Products understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to bring you our sixth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable current information regarding the water treatment industry and its trends.

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An assessment of the water treatment industry

Publication Date: 
November 29, 2012
Activation Date: 
November 29, 2012
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A Sure Thing

It's that time of year again — as 2012 draws to a close, everyone is reflecting on the year that just passed and planning for the year ahead. This year certainly has had its share of changes and challenges, from the still-bumpy economy to changing regulations to the presidential election; but, as always, the water treatment industry is meeting the challenges head on.

This fall, Water Quality Products conducted its sixth annual State of the Industry survey to obtain readers' perspectives on how this rollercoaster of a year has affected their businesses.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
November 29, 2012
Activation Date: 
November 29, 2012
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Waterlogic Signs Supply Agreement With European Manufacturer

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Waterlogic Plc
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The agreement, valid until end of 2015, is for the supply and distribution of advanced water purification devices

Waterlogic Plc announced that it has signed a supply agreement valid until the end of 2015, with Indesit Co. S.p.A., one of Europe's leading manufacturers and distributors of major domestic appliances.

Publication Date: 
October 17, 2012

The Hunt for Advertising Answers

Recently, I was in Sioux Falls, S.D., giving a seminar to a large crowd of business owners. As always, I invited them to e-mail me some questions in advance so I could have a few days to think about the questions and answer more thoughtfully.

One question has stuck in my craw: “I own a ______ company. What are the five best ways to advertise for my type of business?”

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Asking the right questions to meet your business goals

About The Author: 

Tim Miles is founder of the Imagination Advisory Group. Miles can be reached at tim@ouriag.com or 573.234.6282.

Publication Date: 
September 11, 2012
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September 11, 2012
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