MichBusiness honored Duperon Corporation with its Succession Success award on November 30 at the 4th Annual Best of MichBusiness Awards and Gala in Detroit. Duperon Corporation, innovator of liquids/solids separation systems for the preliminary treatment and management of water and water resources, was hon-ored for successfully transitioning family business leadership from one generation to the next. [...]
Jim Myers & Sons is moving to a 72,000-square-foot facility effective May 15, 2015. The largest expansion in the company’s 50-year history, the move represents a significant increase in available plant and office space, with administrative and non-manufacturing areas more than doubling, and manufacturing footage netting a nearly 66 percent increase. “This is an exciting time for [...]
Xylem Inc. in April was one of 25 companies to participate in a U.S. Presidential Trade Mission to the People’s Republic of China. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall led the Smart Cities – Smart Growth Business Development Mission, April 12 – 17, with visits to Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. [...]
The Spring-Summer 2015 issue of Northwest Business Magazine featured an extensive profile of Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc. in an article titled, Aqua-Aerobic Systems: An International Problem Solver. The article discusses the company’s products, business model, contribution to the local economy, export business, and more.
Two WWEMA-member companies were honored in May at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) ACE15 Expo with “Best in Show” awards for their booths. Presented by the AWWA’s Manufacturers/Associates Council, the awards went to Badger Meter (Silver Award – Large Booth Category) and JCM Industries (Bronze Award – Medium Booth Category. WWEMA congratulations the winners!
Thacher Worthen, President and Chief Executive Officer of WWEMA-member company Schreiber LLC in August was appointed to the Local Advisory Board of First Commercial Bank, Birmingham, Alabama. Worthen was recognized for his appointment in the August 31 edition of the Birmingham Business Journal. Worthen serves on the WWEMA Board of Directors and is Chairman of the 2015 WWEMA [...]
WWEMA-member company Aqua-Aerobic Systems and METAWATER Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, on October 28 formally announced to their employees and shareholders a merger agreement. The merger will place Aqua-Aerobic, including its subsidiary, Mecana Umwelttechnik of Reichenburg, Switzerland, under METAWATER USA INC., the company’s U.S. subsidiary with current operations in Rutherford, New Jersey. Through this merger, METAWATER USA will [...]
WWEMA-member company JWC Environmental in November acquired IPEC Consultants, a maker of solids/liquid separation products for wastewater and specialty industrial process liquids. JWC acquired the company from its founder and owner, Bert Irwin. Since 1979, IPEC has developed drum screens, sludge thickeners, grit separators, and solids conveyance and dewatering equipment for a diverse range of markets in 47 [...]
Debra Coy, a partner at WWEMA-member company XPV Water Partners was named by Global Water Intelligence as one of the Top 20 Women in Water in GWI’s November issue. The article noted, “Coy was the voice Wall Street listened to on water for more than 20 years before joining XPV, the leading specialist investor in waterbusinesses, as a [...]
WWEMA-member company Hydro International in December launched an online tool to help water and wastewater treatment plant operators assess the full operating cost impact of grit deposition and abrasion on their plant efficiency. The Cost of Grit Calculator draws on real-world data collected from operating plants to predict the likely savings to treatment plant efficiency that can be gained for [...]