Shurr will quote commercial products and offer support to customers
Anthony Shurr has joined WaterGroup as a commercial estimator and technician. In this role, Shurr will work directly with WaterGroup’s Senior Inside Sales Coordinator, Kevin Howatt, to quote commercial products and offer support to customers with commercial and industrial application expertise.
Company centralizes Canadian operations and invests in North American market
WaterGroup has made a strategic business decision to centralize and expand its manufacturing, assembly and distribution centers. Canadian operations will remain in Calgary, Alberta, and Cambridge, Ontario, with U.S. operations in Fridley, Minn., and Libertyville, Ill. According to WaterGroup, this decision will better serve WaterGroup’s customers by improving "just-in-time" delivery throughout Canada and providing additional support for U.S. and international business expansion. As a result, WaterGroup will close its manufacturing plant in Regina, Saskatchewan, by September 2013.
Company won in the Large Ground Water System category from Region IV
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen the 2011 EPA Safe Drinking Water Act Excellence Award recipients, and the winner of the Large Ground Water System category from Region IV is Destin Water Users Inc. (DWU). The award recognizes public water supply companies that demonstrate effective operations and maintenance programs, and display a profound commitment to maintaining and protecting public drinking water supplies.
Membership opened to companies that manufacture outside of North America but sell into the North American market
Membership in the Hydraulic Institute (HI) has been opened to pump and supplier companies that manufacture wholly outside of North America but who sell into the North American market. This change significantly expands HI membership opportunities globally.
Robert G. Bennett named president of the LeverEdge
Robert G. Bennett, CWS VI, CI, was named president of the LeverEdge, a national OEM and distribution company based in Odessa, Fla. Bennett, a 30-year veteran of the water treatment industry, has been with the company since 2006, most recently as its executive vice president. The 34-year-old company expects him to lead the expansion into the water treatment and solar thermal markets.
Last fall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program introduced several new actions to help businesses, organizations and homeowners save water. WQP Assistant Editor Williette Nyanue spoke with Veronica Blette, WaterSense program manager, to learn about the new initiatives and the benefits of water efficiency.
Williette Nyanue: Tell us about the new workplace best management practices (BMPs) and the new specifications for apartments and condos.
Residential drinking water treatment products have a plethora of standards and protocols available to demonstrate that they have been tested and certified to ensure that the materials that come into contact with drinking water are not harmful, the products are structurally sound and the performance reduction claims are accurate. Commercial products were left in the dust, however, and end users do not have a significant amount of guidance within the standards to make the same distinctions about these larger systems.
Certification options for commercial treatment systems
Three years ago when I decided to make my company, Moti-Vitality, a full-time venture, one of the things I knew for sure was that I needed a good website. I needed a way to let people know that I offered sales, management and educational training solutions specific to the water treatment industry — not vitamins or financing, which the company name apparently suggests to some.
Keeping your website safe from online risks
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.
Industry experts weigh in on what is to come in 2013
Change — it’s one of the few things we can count on, day in and day out. These days, change seems to happen at the speed of light, and while it may seem overwhelming, the many opportunities it brings also can be exhilarating. 2013 is poised to bring a wave of changes to the water treatment industry — and with it, a range of possibilities for those ready to grab them.