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In other news below:
-- Tyco Flow Control to open larger service center
-- Novatek, Labtronics partner to provide total lab informatics solutions
-- Holz Rubber Company welcomes regional sales manager
-- Basin Water appoints regional VP
-- Dow Biocides, ANGUS Chemical welcome communications manager
-- Purfresh appoints Kristie Jones as VP of marketing
-- Exide Technologies appoints VP, Global Research and Engineering
-- Website assists construction workers in selecting the right glove
-- ETV participates in science forum and international working group meeting
-- Frost & Sullivan lauds Vaperma for advanced membrane-based separation technology
-- VRTX now saving one billion gallons of water

Guide demystifies water quality reports
Washington, DC -- By July 1st, water customers around the country will have received water quality reports from their local utility. Faced with fine print and scary chemical names, many consumers might be tempted to just buy bottled water, even though their tap water may be every bit as clean, pure and healthy as the brands marketed as such by bottled water companies. To help consumers make informed choices about the water they drink, Food & Water Watch is releasing a guide to understanding water quality reports...
Also see:
-- "Bottled Water Bill moves forward in California state senate"
-- "Water contaminants? Bottled water no help"

Among other recent headlines:

Tyco Flow Control to open larger service center
PASADENA, TX -- Tyco Flow Control (TFC), a business of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC BXS: TYC), is officially opening its new 42,000 square-foot service and repair center in Pasadena, Texas on July 15...
Also see: -- "Tyco Flow Control's Morin Actuator Facility celebrates safety, health honor"

Novatek, Labtronics partner to provide total lab informatics solutions
GUELPH, ON, Canada -- Novatek International, provider of Regulatory Compliance Software (RCSs) solutions, and Labtronics, a world leader in laboratory data integration and management solutions, are pleased to announce a partnership that leverages the capabilities of their complimentary technologies to provide Pharmaceutical and Biotech Laboratories with total laboratory informatics solutions...
Also see:
-- "Laboratory Network selects LimsLink as their single interfacing solution"
-- "LimsLink CDS selected for integration with LIMS at Chinese manufacturing facility"

Holz Rubber Company welcomes regional sales manager
LODI, CA -- Holz Rubber Company, a leading manufacturer of industrial elastomeric products, has chosen Ben Tannler as the company's new Southern Region Sales Manager. Tannler will be responsible for managing several of Holz's key customers and distribution partners in a 13-state Southeast Territory that includes Texas, Arkansas, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida...
Also see: -- "Holz Rubber introduces new capability"

Basin Water appoints regional VP
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA -- Basin Water Inc. announced the appointment of James C. Spain to the position of Southwest Regional Vice President...
Also see:
-- "Basin Water announces changes in management team"
-- "Basin Water names Michael M. Stark to Board of Directors"
-- "Basin Water names Susan Hegarty Snow to Board of Directors"
-- "Basin Water names Scott A. Katzmann as Chairman of the Board of Directors"

Dow Biocides, ANGUS Chemical welcome communications manager
Buffalo Grove, IL -- Dwayne J. Roark has been appointed business communications manager for Dow Biocides and ANGUS Chemical Company, a business unit and wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company respectively...
Also see:
-- "Dow announces price increase for acrylic monomers"

Purfresh appoints Kristie Jones as VP of marketing
FREMONT, CA -- Purfresh Inc., a global provider of clean science-based solutions for food and water, announced that Kristie Jones has joined the company's executive team as vice president of marketing...
Also see: -- "Purfresh appoints Jeremy Wood as VP of Finance"

Exide Technologies appoints VP, Global Research and Engineering
ALPHARETTA, GA -- Exide Technologies, a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, announced the appointment of Paul Cheeseman, Ph.D., as Vice President, Global Research and Engineering, effective June 24...
Also see: -- "Exide Technologies appoints VP, CIO"

Website assists construction workers in selecting the right glove
RED BANK, NJ -- Construction workers often need a single glove style that will provide protection they need while performing a variety of tasks on site. Ansell's ProGrade Series™ Web site is an interactive site that introduces workers to the best Ansell glove for their specification...
Also see:
-- "Mallinckrodt Baker and Ansell Healthcare announce partnership in safety"
-- "Ansell names Morris director of sales training"
-- "Ansell names Van Wert to global marketing team"

ETV participates in science forum and international working group meeting
WASHINGTON, DC -- In May, the EPA's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program participated in a series of environmental technology-related events in Washington, DC. This and other stories are available in the current issue of ETVoice...

Frost & Sullivan lauds Vaperma for advanced membrane-based separation technology
PALO ALTO, CA -- Based on its recent analysis of the advanced gas separation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Vaperma Inc. with the 2008 Frost & Sullivan North America Technology Innovation of the Year Award for its development of a breakthrough polymer membrane technology that reduces the energy costs and carbon footprint for biofuels, natural gas and industrial processes...
Also see:
-- "GDP Growth, rising energy demands drive North American water treatment in power industry"
-- "Frost & Sullivan lauds PRD Tech for biotrickling filter technology for odor control equipment"
-- "Movers & Shakers interview with the Green Building Institute"
-- "North American biofuels market faces best and worst of times"

VRTX now saving one billion gallons of water
SCHERTZ, TX -- VRTX Technologies, which specializes in chemical-free water treatment for cooling towers and evaporative condensers, announced that customers are now annually saving one billion gallons of potable water...
Also see: -- "VRTX welcomes new regional manager"

MORE HEADLINES
Thelen launches environmental news site: Climate Law Update
AD Products launches new website
Membrana launches Japanese portal
Lab's sewer monitoring team wins award
Abanaki purchases Aerodyne Development
HOBAS achieves record year
Arizona Water Institute 2007 Annual Report now available online
Fulbright releases first edition of Global Infrastructure
ESWP honors Baker with Project of the Year
IHS acquires two environmental information companies
Penn. DEP presents certificate of environmental stewardship

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