NGWREF & Franklin Electric Collaborate to Help Water Well Contractors Improve Skills

Franklin Electric Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of submersible electric motors, has agreed to underwrite the next three years of the William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology.

The lecture series was established in 2000 by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF), which is affiliated with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

The purpose of the series is to foster professional excellence in water well technology.

"Franklin Electric’s commitment to helping water well contractors and other professionals is clearly demonstrated by its generous support of this lecture series," said Kevin McCray, executive director of both NGWREF and NGWA. "The lecture series, and Franklin Electric’s support of it, are about helping people within our industry to be the best they can be."

Franklin Electric’s Chairman and CEO R. Scott Trumbull said underwriting the McEllhiney Lecture Series is one way the company can support those on the front lines of the well drilling industry – the water well contractor.

The 2005 McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer is Dave Kill, whose 90-minute lecture is entitled, "Well Efficiency is Not a Myth." He is a registered professional engineer in civil engineering. His term as the McEllhiney Lecturer begins June 1.


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