Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 10
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) is accepting nominations from members who wish to recognize their peers for their service to the water quality improvement industry.
The call for nominations is open through Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Recipients will be announced at WQA’s Convention & Exposition. This year's convention will be held March 14 to 17, 2016, in Nashville.
Local acquisition spurs area business growth
EO Johnson Business Technologies and Sterling Water Culligan announced the sale of EO Johnson’s Pure Water Technology Div. to Sterling Water. Finalized July 31, 2015, the sale fits both companies’ strategic plans for growth. The deal allows Sterling Water to provide more extensive point-of-use water system product offerings, and aids EO Johnson in focusing on its core business technology offerings and IT services.
Eleanor Allen is a professional engineer with experience in water and sanitation
Denver-based water and sanitation nonprofit Water For People (WFP) announced the appointment of Eleanor Allen as its new CEO. Allen comes to WFP from Arcadis, an international global design engineering and consultancy firm, where she ran its global water business of more than $450 million as the global director of water.
Candidates must complete the service training curriculum in WQA's Modular Education Program and pass the necessary examination
Water treatment professionals who specialize in the repair of water quality improvement products can now earn special designations from the Water Quality Assn. (WQA). The association announced that it has made available training toward a new professional designation called Certified Service Technician (CST).
United States Resin Co. has been in the water conditioning industry since 1976, providing resin for all residential, commercial and industrial applications. Its range of products includes ion exchange resin, filter media, exchange tanks, poly tanks and more. The company offers one-stop shopping for all filtration needs.
The next seminar will be held Aug. 25 in Austin, Texas
Moti-Vitality is continuing its LIVE Sales Essentials seminar tour in Austin, Texas (Buda) on Aug. 25, 2015.
This one-day seminar is presented by Kelly Thompson, MWS, CI. Thompson is the author of the book, “Flowing to Success.” Attendees will learn how as a straight commission water treatment sales professional, Thompson sold more than 300 units per year, closed with an 80% to 90% ratio and created more than 95% of his own business
The new $500 rebate is up from the previous rebate of $200
While most residents of the state of California are now required to scale back water consumption by 25%, in Beverly Hills the reduction is 35%. This is because the city, as well as its residents, has historically used more water than other communities in the state, mostly for landscaping. The city is now paying $500 to any business that purchases and installs a waterless urinal.
The expanded partnership is designed to better predict wildfires and monitor drought from space
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman announced an expanded partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) designed to better protect America's working lands, predict and prevent natural disasters, and inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and agriculture.
The business park is under construction adjacent to the Global Water Center
The city of Milwaukee has been awarded a $1 million state grant for the development of Reed Street Yards, a water technology business park now under construction adjacent to the Global Water Center.
In addition, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) has agreed to provide up to $2 million in state tax credits to Rexnord Corp. to support the company’s relocation of its Zurn Industries subsidiary to Reed Street Yards. The relocation is expected to create 120 new jobs.
Mike Joulakian was presented the award in May
Mike Joulakian, founder and CEO of Osmosis Technology Inc., was recognized with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May 2015.
Joulakian was selected out of thousands of nominations from across the country as an American citizen who represents a life dedicated to creating a better world based on his integrity, passion, gravitas, and humanitarian and ethnic heritage fostering tolerance and preserving diversity. The award recognizes Joulakian’s accomplishments, patriotism, humanitarianism and contributions.