New Texas headquarters unifies corporate and divisional leadership into one location
Layne Christensen Co. has moved into its new, permanent corporate headquarters in the Woodlands, Texas, a suburb of Houston.
Water treatment manufacturer launches new website with enhanced product offering
Axeon Water Technologies recently unveiled its newly redesigned website at www.axeonwater.com. This upgraded site showcases the features and benefits of Axeon's new Integrated Solutions model.
One of the primary benefits of the new website is the simplified navigation and integrated search functionality, which allows users to quickly assess the enormous catalog of more than 1,500 available Axeon products, to find the mix of components and systems that would be best for their application.
Safe Water Network develops affordable safe drinking water solutions for rural communities in need. WQP Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke to Poonam Sewak, development and partnerships manager for Safe Water Network, about the organization’s new tablet-based water and health education campaign.
Williette Nyanue: What inspired the tablet-based water and health education campaign?
Organization uses tablets to spread the word about safe drinking water
The water treatment industry seems to be full of new ideas about how to treat water in innovative ways. NPR reported that UNICEF is promoting a machine developed by Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology and HVR that turns sweat into drinking water by filtering the drippings squeezed from clothes. In answer to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Reinvent the Toilet” competition, researchers at Duke have developed a new toilet, complete with a self-contained waste recycling system, that transforms wastewater into drinking water.
Global pump manufacturer moves into collaborative business, academic research facility
To promote its brand among the water community and collaborate with partners across all business sectors, Grundfos has leased an office in Milwaukee’s Global Water Center, a seven-story, former warehouse designed to house water-related technology development facilities for universities, established businesses and start-ups. The center’s opening ceremony took place Sept. 12.
Terry Teach, Barry Nauss and Jackie Sharrock move to business development and sales leadership roles
Grundfos promoted Terry Teach to business development director for the North American region. Formerly vice president of U.S. sales for domestic buildings services (DBS), Teach’s area of responsibility now encompasses business development in Canada, Mexico and the U.S., covering DBS; HVAC OEM, and domestic groundwater.
The new location will act as a main shipping point for many of WaterGroup’s Florida customers
WaterGroup opened a new warehouse location at 5405 Boran Place in Tampa, Fla. The location is conveniently located off Interstate 4 and already has stock available and ready to ship to regional customers. The new warehouse also will act as a main shipping point for many of the company's Florida customers, which will save regional customers freight and time.
The aquifers were identified using advanced satellite exploration technology
An exploration of groundwater resources has identified reserves of water in Turkana County in drought-stricken northern Kenya. The findings were announced at the opening of an international water security conference in Nairobi, and are the result of a groundwater mapping project, GRIDMAP (Groundwater Resources Investigation for Drought Mitigation in Africa Programme), spearheaded by UNESCO in partnership with the government of Kenya and with the financial support of the government of Japan.
Zeki Oral and Kirk Vigil receive new roles within Grundfos’ North American Region
Grundfos promoted Zeki Oral to director of regional program management and Kirk Vigil to senior program manager for circulators and single-stage pumps — both for the North American Region.
Transaction enables DS Waters to focus on the future in the direct-to-consumer beverage services market
DS Waters of America Inc. and Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, announced the closing of the acquisition of DS Waters by funds advised by Crestview. The company will maintain its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.