Sep 20, 2019

Industry News Week 9/20/19

ASSE Intl. publishes performance requirements for water dispensers

Water Quality Products business news for the week of 9/20/19

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Franklin Electric Acquires First Sales LLC

Franklin Electric Co. Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of First Sales LLC, an Indian manufacturer of water treatment and filtration equipment for the residential and commercial markets. First Sales designs, manufactures and distributes its products under the Sterling Water Treatment and Avid Water Systems brand names.

ASSE Intl. Updates Performance Requirements

ASSE 1023-2019, Performance Requirements for Electrically Heated or Cooled Water Dispensers, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is now available for purchase.

Water dispensers covered by this standard include an integral electrically powered heater or cooler. Products covered by ASSEE 1023 include, but are not limited to, under-counter-mounted water dispensing systems, freestanding plumbed systems, freestanding bottled systems, and countertop systems. 

Watts Partners to Bring Clean Water to Thailand Community

Watts Water Technologies Inc. recently funded and helped install two water filtration systems that provide clean drinking water for children and families in Sa Kaeo, Thailand.

Through its partnership with Planet Water Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that works to bring clean water to the world’s most impoverished communities, Watts employees and five of its customers built “AquaTowers” at two schools inside the Sa Kaeo province. The towers remove harmful particles, bacteria and viruses, providing 1,000 people with 10,000 liters of clean water per unit daily.

Xylem Bell & Gossett Opens Training Facility

Xylem Bell & Gossett announced the official reopening of its Little Red Schoolhouse, ar training center for professionals in the hydronic heating and cooling and plumbing industries.

An extensive remodeling project has transformed the Little Red Schoolhouse in Morton Grove, Ill., into an interactive learning environment where professionals receive hands-on training to better understand how the entire HVAC system works.

Since its inception in 1954, more than 62,000 engineers, contractors and other hydronic HVAC and plumbing professionals have been educated at the Little Red Schoolhouse. Bell & Gossett offers seminars free of charge and is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Networking News:

  • Grady Willis joined ResinTech’s technical sales team. Willis brings more than two decades of industry experience, including 17 years in the power and water industry sector.
  • Russell Patterson joins Canature WaterGroup as its executive vice president. Patterson will lead its Rainfresh retail sales initiatives in the U.S. and Mexico.

Grady Willis joined ResinTech's technical sales team
Grady Willis