Charger opens new branch in Jacksonville, Fla., and relocates location in Port Richey, Fla.
Charger Water Treatment Products has opened a new branch in Jacksonville, Fla. The new branch is managed by Todd Mosteller. Mosteller has more that 25 years experience in the water treatment industry. The company’s Port Richey, Fla., branch, managed by Eric Beck, has also moved to a larger facility in Odessa, Fla.
Charger will host a grand opening-open house for the Jacksonville branch Oct. 23 to 24.
Falkirk Mining Co. won a John Deere XUV 825i Gator Camo Utility Vehicle
Thompson Pump & Mfg. Co. Inc. announced the winner of the Gator Giveaway Sweepstakes. The grand prize of the sweepstakes is a John Deere XUV 825i Gator Camo Utility Vehicle with an estimated retail value of $13,500. The winner was the Falkirk Mining Co. located in Underwood, N.D. Jeremy Eckroth, an environmental specialist at the Falkirk Mining Co., submitted the winning entry.
Filbur Mfg. will sponsor the event with both financial and volunteer support
The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) will hold its 20th Annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) on Oct. 20, 2013. Last year’s event attracted over 5,000 participants and spectators and brought in over $1.4 million to help physically challenged individuals get off the sidelines and into the game. Filbur Mfg., parent of the PureRite brand, will sponsor the event with both financial and volunteer support.
Duncan Cooper will oversee and direct all operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico
Grundfos appointed Duncan Cooper as president and chief executive officer of the company’s North American region. Cooper succeeds Jes Munk Hansen, who leaves the company to pursue other interests after leading the region for the past five years.
If drought continues through 2014, south and central Texas could face extreme conditions
The Guadalupe Basin Coalition (GBC) has unanimously endorsed a resolution urging regional water providers and users to conserve water to the maximum extent possible to stretch the available supply should the drought continue into 2014 as predicted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center. The full resolution can be found at www.guadalupebasincoalition.org.
Walk for Water, Water Awareness Night raise funds and awareness for those without clean water
Grundfos in conjunction with the Kansas City Royals hosted its second annual Kansas City Walk for Water and Water Awareness Night on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Kauffman Stadium.
The walk supports Water Missions Intl., a non-profit engineering organization that provides communities in the developing world with sustainable safe water solutions, many of which utilize Grundfos’ solar- or wind-powered water pumping technology.
Protestors delivered 200,000 signatures to President Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
On Wednesday, Sept. 25, protesters gathered at Lafayette Park, marched to the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters’ Ariel Rios building in Washington D.C., and delivered 250,000 signatures from concerned citizens across the U.S. The signatures demanded that the EPA reopen investigations into fracking-related pollution in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming.
First-ever SepticSmart Week taking place Sept. 23 to 27
Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart Week, Sept. 23 to 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. Nearly one quarter of all American households — more than 26 million homes —depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater.
Watts announced two strategic hires for its water quality dealer showroom and regional distribution center
Cora Dietz, CWS-VI, has joined Watts as branch sales manager for Ohio. She brings more than two decades of extensive experience in the water treatment industry to her new position, including regional leadership, business development and sales management positions with the Ohio Water Quality Assn. (OWQA), Hague Quality Water and Kinetico Inc. She has been an active member of the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) since 1995, serves as vice president of OWQA and has been on the OWQA board of directors since 2007.
Former president of Mid-Atlantic Coca Cola and the 7UP Co. to lend his experience to Eco-Carton
Jim Harford joined the WaterBox team in support of the Eco-Carton, a paperboard beverage container with a mineralized barrier coating that supports the environment. Harford began his career in the soft drink industry in 1967 and became the youngest corporate vice president in Royal Crown Cola Co.'s history in 1969. He has held other executive positions, and was tapped to manage large beverage investments for both First Boston and Citi-Corp Venture Capital. He managed the integration of Everfresh Juice Co.