Keiser University's eCampus program broadens scope of understanding on pool-related issues
Four industry professionals who work in different aspects of the pool/spa industry in the U.S. and Singapore received the first university degree specific to the pool and spa industry. Keiser University eCampus conferred the Associate of Science in aquatic engineering degree on Wendy Purser, Cynthia Burdett, Martha Galan and Terence Lei this summer. The graduation was held at the Fort Lauderdale Performing Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Nine urban areas in the U.S. are under "exceptional drought" conditions
Based on data released earlier this month by the U.S. Drought Monitor, nine urban areas in the U.S. are under "exceptional drought" conditions and may experience widespread crop damages, even more severe water restrictions, and water emergencies in coming months.
Company’s discoveries and improvements have been awarded numerous U.S. patents
When Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp. was founded in 1963, the use of ultraviolet (UV) light fixtures and equipment to eradicate bacteria, mold and viruses in water and air was in its infancy. This enabled the company to be at the forefront of developing more efficient ways to utilize this technology. One such discovery, which is still available today, was the 1970s design of the Sanitron UV water purifier.
WaterGroup is hosting a training event and the grand opening of its world headquarters
WaterGroup will host two major events in September. The first is WaterGroup University, a two-day training event held in Cambridge, Ontario on Sept. 10 to 11. This training session is exclusively for dealers seeking more education and knowledge about system design, valves and troubleshooting. Both WaterGroup and Fleck products will be featured prominently during the event. The first day will focus specifically on residential applications while the second day will emphasize commercial systems.
Wade Long will be the new sales manager for BrassCraft’s southern region
BrassCraft Mfg. Co. hired Wade Long as sales manager, southern region. Long is a 21-year sales veteran and joins BrassCraft from Sioux Chief Mfg., where he was national sales manager. He will be based in Kansas City, Kan.
Wade will be replacing Steve Adams, senior director, wholesale sales, who will be retiring.
Homeowners will be educated on water solutions at The Texas Roundup
At the 13th annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair (The Roundup) David Foster, state director of Clean Water Fund will take on water issues and offer some solutions. Fair goers will find several other speakers and a panel of representatives from universities, land management organizations and business leaders addressing the topic: Saving Water Inside and Outside Your Home and in Your Community.
Extension gives the company time to develop and implement plans for a permanent space
Grundfos secured a five-year extension on its facility in Olathe, Kan., which serves as headquarters for the company’s U.S. sales force.
The extension will give the company, a manufacturer that employs more than 250 people in the Kansas City area, the time it needs to develop and implement plans to build a more permanent space in Johnson County.
Suellen Torregrosa previously served as president of Milton Roy Co.
Suellen Torregrosa joined Watts Water Technologies Inc. as president, Americas. Torregrosa previously served as president of Milton Roy Co. from November 2011 to June 2013. Milton Roy Co. is a global manufacturer of controlled volume (metering) pumps and related equipment. Torregrosa was appointed president of Milton Roy when it was owned by United Technologies Corp. and continued to serve as president through its sale to a private equity group in December 2012.
Amanda Beard and CDC encourage everyone to take steps to protect themselves while swimming
Olympic medalist and mom Amanda Beard and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are teaming up to encourage everyone to take steps to protect themselves and their families and friends while swimming.
Kinetico donates water purification system to home renovation efforts
Kinetico Inc. partnered with Designing Spaces to support the donation and renovation of a home for Purple Heart veteran Pfc. Jeffery Taylor, his wife and three children. Kinetico water treatment products were contributed to improve the water quality in their home. The renovation will be revealed during a three-part television series, Designing Spaces of Hope — Project Homeward Bound, which airs Sept. 25 to 27, 2013, on Lifetime Television.