Dec 13, 2019

Industry News Week 12/13/2019

ServiceTitan announced the acquisition of WaterSoftWare; Report indicates growth of no-water urinal installations worldwide.

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Report Indicates Worldwide Growth of No-Water Urinal Installations 

A November 2019 study conducted by Transparency Market Research (TMR) highlights that the global market for no-water/waterless urinals is expected to expand by 8% in the next eight years. 

"Of course, the big driver for the selection of no-water urinals is worldwide water concerns," said CEO and Founder of Waterless Co., Inc. Klaus Reichardt

The research also suggested that the commercial sectors that will most likely be selecting no-water urinals in the future, including the healthcare industry, hospitality industry, industrial locations, offices and schools. The report indicates that the installation of waterless urinals is also expected to grow in the residential sector.

DuPont to Acquire Desalitech

DuPont announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Desalitech Ltd., a closed circuit reverse osmosis (CCRO) company. The partnership aims to further reduce the lifecycle cost of water purification and reuse, according to the press release

"As a global leader in innovative water solutions, we are committed to delivering ways to solve water challenges around the world," said Rose Lee, president of DuPont Safety & Construction. "This acquisition in the high-growth water purification space reinforces our strategic intent to provide a robust portfolio of technologies to meet our customers' current and future challenges while advancing our corporate commitment to sustainability."

Water Well Trust Partners with The Chris Long Foundation 

The Water Well Trust is partnering with The Chris Long Foundation and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) to create a new domestic water program called Hometown H2o, with support from Xylem Inc. and Goulds Water Technologies.

Hometown H2o will fund and drill water wells for low-income households that do not have access to water at home or within a reasonable distance, reported the press release. According to a recent report, there are approximately 2 million Americans living without access to clean and affordable drinking water.

“We are committed to making a huge difference domestically and will focus on the water issues that affect primarily rural, impoverished communities,” said Chris Long.

ServiceTitan Announces Acquisition of WaterSoftWare

ServiceTitan, an all-in-one software and operating system for residential and commercial service and replacement contractors, announced in a press release the acquisition of WaterSoftWare, a business management solution for the water treatment industry.

"The water treatment industry as a whole is vital to ensuring the water we drink is clean and safe for consumption, which has an incredible impact on the health and wellness of our society," said CEO and Co-Founder of ServiceTitan Ara Mahdessian. "Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of what's in their water, and the industry will become more competitive as demand increases for water treatment services."

WaterSoftWare offers business management solutions to the water treatment industry. The company provides office solutions that help water treatment dealerships manage accounts, route and delivery services, and more.

Purolite Announces Plans for New Global Headquarters

Purolite Corp. will relocate its global headquarters to King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, about 11 miles northwest of its current location in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, which has been home to the company for the past 36 years.

Effective 2020, the new address will be:


Purolite Corp.

2201 Renaissance Boulevard

Suite 400

King of Prussia, PA 19406


The move to King of Prussia was critical to accommodate Purolite's organizational growth, according to the company’s press release. Purolite’s new 12,500 square foot workspace, is approximately 30% larger than the current location. It includes four conference rooms, each with large screen HD display equipped with video conferencing capabilities, three huddle spaces for group meetings, as well as a centrally located casual lounge area and café.      

“Our goal was to create a headquarters that reflected our commitment to our team members and customers as well as representative of the innovation and design that we deeply value. We believe we found the ideal space,” said Jacob Brodie, vice president of sales for Purolite Corp.