Entering the Commercial Market: C&I Critical Assessment

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 

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Over the years, many companies have entered the commercial and industrial (C&I) water treatment market more by happenstance than by planning—opening them up to great risks.

March 5, 2015

FWQA to Host Annual Trade Show June 11 to 13

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Florida Water Quality Assn.
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The FWQA will host its annual convention and trade show June 11 to 13

The Florida Water Quality Assn. (FWQA) announced its 2015 convention and trade show, scheduled for June 11 to 13, 2015, at Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla.

This year’s event will kicked off with the Rusty Schoenthaler Annual Golf Tournament at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course on Thursday, June 11. That evening, attendees will enjoy hospitality suites, which are not only an occasion for fellowship with other water conditioning professionals, but also a networking opportunity.

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January 27, 2015

WQA Co-Hosts Chinese Water Conference

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Water Quality Assn.
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The conference aimed to enhance communication and development of the drinking water treatment industries in China with other countries

In partnership with Chinese media outlet China Drinking Water Specialist (CDWS), the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) co-hosted the 2014 International Drinking Water Development Conference in Shanghai on Nov. 14.

The goal of the conference was to enhance communication and development of the drinking water treatment industry in China with those in other countries. Its content reflected the latest trends and topics in the Chinese drinking water treatment industry, including international expansion, laws and regulations, and research and development.

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December 22, 2014

AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

AWWA Hosts Webinar on Ebola Precautions for Water Personnel

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American Water Works Assn.
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The webinar will deliver experts’ perspectives on current Ebola research

With Ebola protocols developing almost daily in the public health sector, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) will offer a timely webinar focusing on risks and precautions for drinking water and wastewater employees. The webinar, titled “Preparing for Ebola in the Water Sector,” will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. EST on Nov. 6.

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October 29, 2014

Advise & Conquer

One benefit to water treatment dealers who belong to dealer networks is the ability to network with and learn from their peers. 3M recently formed a Dealer Advisory Council (DAC) to maximize these efforts. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Mark Howlett of 3M and Chuck Minott of Chuck the Water Man, both members of the DAC, about the council and how it will help dealers. 

Kate Cline: What is the structure and function of the DAC?

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Insight on 3M’s new Dealer Advisory Council

About The Author: 

Mark Howlett is marketing manager for 3M Purification Inc. Howlett can be reached at mhowlett@mmm.com.

Chuck Minott is owner of Chuck the Water Man and president of the 3M Dealer Advisory Council. Minott can be reached at chuck@chuckthewaterman.com.

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June 17, 2014
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June 17, 2014
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Back to School

Make no mistake about it — in good economic times or bad, many homeowners do not place water treatment at the top of their priorities list. This makes it even tougher to run your own business, and it takes a lot of work to have a successful organization.

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Utilizing continuing education & dealer networks for business success

About The Author: 

Bob Wolff is PR director for the Drucker Group. Wolff can be reached at bob@druckergroup.com or 224.532.1808.

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June 16, 2014
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June 16, 2014
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For All the Right Reasons

More confidence in your employees. Stronger work relationships. Faster preparedness of new staff. Fewer errors in the field.

If these are goals you would like to achieve in your company, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) is introducing an effective way to meet them — and it is a way that has already been proven.

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How WQA’s mentoring program helps businesses meet goals

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John Hoffman, J.D., is communications consultant for the Water Quality Assn. Hoffman can be reached at john.hoffman@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

Tanya Lubner is director of education and certification for the Water Quality Assn. Lubner can be reached at tlubner@wqa.org or 630.505.0160.

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April 4, 2014
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April 4, 2014
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Leaving a Legacy

When it comes to education and training, webinars, websites and textbooks are great, but there is one source of information that is especially invaluable: the insights and advice a water treatment industry veteran can pass on to new employees.

According to Christine Fletcher, owner of Secondwind Water Systems in Manchester, N.H., transferring that information from veteran employees to new hires has been one of the most challenging aspects of employee education over the years. 

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

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March 21, 2014
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WQA Announces Professional Certification Changes

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Water Quality Assn.
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Beginning in March 2015, WQA will offer two advanced-level certifications and four core titles

In coordination with the unveiling of its new Modular Education Program (MEP), the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced changes to its professional certification scheme.

Beginning in March 2015, WQA will offer two advanced-level certifications — master water specialist and master service technician — and four core titles — certified water treatment representative, certified water specialist (CWS), certified installer (CI) and certified service technician.

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February 20, 2014
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