WHAT: The news conference announcing grand opening of new international headquarters and laboratory for the Water Quality Association (WQA), a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial and industrial water treatment industry. Tours of the new laboratory and business offices will be offered after the news conference – see details below.
WHO: Speakers include
- WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser
- WQA President Toby Thomas, president of Kinetico, Incorporated
- WQA Associate Executive Director for Membership & Public Engagement Tom Bruursema
- PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) has had to cancel because of a scheduling conflict
WHEN: 11 a.m. CDT on Monday, Sept. 13
WHERE: In front of the facility at 2375 Cabot Drive, Lisle, Illinois.
WHY: Celebrating WQA’s relocation from a building it constructed in Lisle in 1982 to a larger, state-of-the art facility allowing increased capacity, flexibility and efficiency for product testing and Gold Seal and Sustainability certification, education and training, and membership services. The move was completed on time and on budget during the coronavirus pandemic, with the lab fully operational throughout. The relocation was assisted by a “Building Our Vision” capital campaign, which contributed more than $400,000 in funding and equipment.
QUESTIONS?: Contact Susan Keaton at 630-929-2503 (office) or 847-404-6529 (cell). Email is [email protected].