Apr 10, 2020

Industry News 04/10/2020

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Goulds Water Technology Podcast Introduces Small Business Series

Goulds Water Technology’sIn the Field with Goulds Water Technology,” on the Solving Water: A Xylem Podcast feed, has launched “Small Business Toolbox,” a series dedicated to helping water industry professionals succeed in business.

“Owning a small business is challenging even in the best of times, but especially during these times of uncertainty,” said Susan O’Grady, Xylem director of marketing, residential and agriculture. “This series highlights important business fundamentals for water well industry professionals to ensure they are as knowledgeable about the financial side of business as they are on the technical aspects of water systems.

The five-part series features conversations from the 2019 National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) Groundwater Week with Jeff Williams, vice president of Spafford & Sons Water Wells and former president of the NGWA.

Industry professionals can listen to episode one of Small Business Toolbox: Learning (& Teaching) Small Business Finance in the Groundwater Industry now via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube.

Avista Technologies Announces They Are Hiring

Avista Technologies announced they are adding two new positions to their existing workforce to meet existing and new customer requirements.

“We are looking for qualified candidates in sales and field technical support who have an unrelenting commitment to understanding our customers’ needs and finding ways to help them achieve their goals in a rapidly changing environment,” said Avista in the press release.

Avista Technologies is hiring for the following positions:

Application and Sales: The applications and sales position will be responsible to maintain existing accounts and grow new business opportunities in North America. Prior industry experience is preferred.

Technical Field Engineer: This position is designed to provide on-site support to existing customers.

The position will require frequent travel to customer sites and minimal time at the incumbent's home office, reported the press release.

For inquiries, please contact Stephen McKelvey at 760-744-0536 or via email at [email protected].

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) Applauds EPA WaterSense Decision

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) applauds the EPA’s decision to sustain current WaterSense specifications after the agency’s 2019 review required by America’s Water Infrastructure Act.

"PMI applauds the wise decision of the EPA to sustain current WaterSense specifications,” said PMI CEO/Executive Director Kerry Stackpole. “These specifications have enabled PMI members to create high-performing WaterSense faucets, showerheads, toilets and urinals for consumers and businesses across America.”

"EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and the entire EPA WaterSense team can take great pride in their comprehensive review and their willingness to engage a broad range of stakeholders to examine and explore critical issues and deliver the best outcome for the specification review," he continued. 

Most residences and businesses have WaterSense showerheads and bathroom faucets and many have WaterSense toilets, according to the 2019 WaterSense Market Penetration Report by GMP Research, commissioned by PMI.

Winsupply Acquires May Supply

Winsupply Inc., has closed on the purchase of assets of May Supply.

May Supply has been incorporated as Winsupply of Harrisonburg, Virginia, but will continue to do business as May Supply. 

May Supply offers plumbing and wastewater solutions. The company provides sales of waterers that are freshwater sources for livestock in the agriculture market in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, along with certified well water testing.

Charles "Chuck" May, a second generation owner, is President of May Supply and is purchasing equity in the company under Winsupply's shared ownership business model. May was formerly operations manager.

"We are all excited to be part of a larger organization, but still be able to operate independently," said Chuck May. "Winsupply gave the stockholders a fair deal and treated the new employees to more opportunity."