Layne Christensen Announces Executive Transition

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Layne Christensen Co.
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The company consolidates headquarters and leadership

Layne Christensen Co. announced that its board of directors has approved the relocation of its global corporate headquarters from Mission Woods, Kan., to The Woodlands, a suburb of Houston. The move is expected to commence in spring 2013 and be completed by winter 2013.

The move will involve most executive positions in Layne's corporate leadership, as well as certain other management and staff positions. Most senior executives from Layne's six divisions will ultimately consolidate into the Houston headquarters.

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December 6, 2012
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WQA Announces New Laboratory Managers

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Water Quality Assn.
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Tom Spoden and Dean Jarog accept analytical laboratory supervisor and laboratory manager roles

On Nov. 5, Tom Spoden was hired as the new analytical laboratory supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. (WQA). He will oversee the workflow in the analytical lab. Spoden has worked in labs for four years and is ready to contribute to WQA as it continues to expand by helping the analytical lab increase production and meet the needs of its customers.

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December 4, 2012

Get the Lead Out!

In an effort to ensure that America has the cleanest water possible, on Jan. 4, 2014, a new law reducing the amount of lead allowed in plumbing products will go into effect. Williette Nyanue, assistant editor for Water Quality Products, recently spoke to Barbara Higgens, executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI), to discuss the implications of the law and how manufacturers are preparing to comply.

Williette Nyanue: What implications does the new lead law have?

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November 29, 2012
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A Guide to Carbon Certification

The application of activated carbon to drinking water dates all the way back to 450 B.C., when Phoenician trading ships stored drinking water in charred wooden barrels. This practice was widely in use on long sea voyages by the 18th century. Even today, brewers use charred wooden barrels to remove impurities during the aging process.

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Assessing activated carbon requires a rigorous review

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November 29, 2012
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November 29, 2012
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First Flowmeter Certified for Recreational Water Applications

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NSF Intl.
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Fluidics Hawaii’s device meets NSF and California building code standards

NSF Intl. has certified the first flowmeter for pool, spa and water park applications to the American National Standard for recreational water equipment and the new California regulations. Fluidics Hawaii LLC’s FV-C mechanical flowmeter is the first to earn NSF certification to this standard, demonstrating to pool operators and regulators its ability to effectively and accurately measure water flow. This is critical to disinfection, filtration and maintaining safe water circulation rates.

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November 28, 2012
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First Flowmeter Certified for Recreational Water Applications

Pleasant Springs Commences Bulk Water Sales

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Expert Group Inc.
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Pleasant Springs to engage in bulk water sales and bottling in both glass & PET containers

Expert Group Inc. dba Pleasant Springs Inc. has received its anticipated letter from National Testing Laboratories Ltd., confirming that the water collected by Pleasant Springs meets the criteria of Blue Ridge Mountain high-altitude alkaline pure mountain premium spring water and can be labeled as such in accordance with the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

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November 23, 2012

Becoming a Star

For many years, I noticed the Energy Star sticker on my salon's water cooler, and I used to wonder what it meant. Who put the sticker there? What makes a water cooler a star?
This was years before I considered purchasing an appliance, let alone making third-party certification my career. Now my view is different, because all I see are labels, symbols and marks, and I have the knowledge and resources to understand the programs.

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Energy Star testing and requirements for water coolers

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November 15, 2012
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November 15, 2012
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Greening Water Quality

The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) new eco-labeling initiative seeks to cut through the clutter of environmental product claims to prevent consumer confusion and promote sustainability. Water Quality Products Assistant Editor Kristin Muckerheide recently spoke with WQA’s Tom Palkon to get the scoop.

Kristin Muckerheide: Tell us about the new eco-labeling initiative.

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Eco-labeling initiative provides standards for green products

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October 30, 2012
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October 30, 2012
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Planning for Product Design & Development

Product development is a set of actions needed to create a new product for entry into the marketplace. In the design and development process, it is vital to think through the process and outline it in an organized fashion.

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The planning stage is key to a successful product launch

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October 30, 2012
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October 30, 2012
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WQA to Evaluate Portable Exchange Tank Processes

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Water Quality Assn.
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WQA invites industry members involved in portable exchange tank processes to a collaborative task force for the development of a protocol

Typical cation exchange water softeners have been under regulatory scrutiny for many years because of their need for salt to regenerate the ion exchange bed and the amount of water they use for regeneration. Water Quality Assn. (WQA) members have devised a way to address these concerns by offering portable exchange tank services for water softening.

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October 12, 2012
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