WaterBriefs: WPI faculty member named 'Professor of the Year' for second straight year

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-- Northwest Pipe Company announces $17M order
-- American Water's CEO and Tampa Bay Project named 2008 trendsetters
-- Phoenix water treatment plant earns design-build award
-- JWC mourns passing of Dave McCulloch
-- ESPC launches new website
-- Glenmount Global Solutions announces new appointments
-- ATL, Linko Data Systems partner to provide total data management solution
-- MACTEC wins drought response water auditing contract
-- Moore Industries appoints Ed Fagundes director of manufacturing
-- SSOE expands presence in four stateside locations and China
-- Portland to host Green Cities conference, expo

WPI faculty member named 'Professor of the Year'
WORCESTER, MA -- For the second year in a row, a faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has been named Professor of the Year for Massachusetts by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Jeanine D. Plummer, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the university's Environmental Engineering Program, is being recognized as one of the nation's most outstanding undergraduate instructors. The CASE U.S. Professors of the Year program, one of the most prestigious awards for college professors, is jointly sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching...

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Northwest Pipe Company announces $17M order
VANCOUVER, WA -- Northwest Pipe Company has received a Letter of Intent from Garney Construction of Kansas City to supply pipe for the Prairie Waters Project for the City of Aurora, Colorado...
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American Water CEO, project named 2008 trendsetters
VOORHEES, NJ -- American Water President and CEO Don Correll and one of the company's successful public private partnerships, the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant, were named a "2008 Trendsetters" by Hanley Wood's Public Works Magazine. The list appeared in the magazine's November issue...
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-- American Water recognized for customer communications
-- American Water CEO named president of NAWC
-- American Water CFO recognized as a top business woman in South Jersey
-- American Water appoints new member to board of directors
-- Ohio American Water's Tiffin plant receives national award for excellence [pdf]
-- Pennsylvania American Water treatment plant earns quality award [pdf]
-- American Water Canada receives award from APWA [pdf]

Phoenix water treatment plant earns design-build award
KANSAS CITY, MO -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, and McCarthy Building Companies Inc. announced that the Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant in Phoenix, Ariz., earned the 2008 National Design-Build Award from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in the "water/wastewater over $15 million" category...
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JWC mourns passing of Dave McCulloch
It is with great sadness the Muffin Monster family notes the passing of Dave McCulloch, one of the original independent sales reps who covered eastern Pennsylvania and helped launch the Muffin Monster into a legendary brand in the 1980s and 90s...
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ESPC launches new website
DEKALB, IL -- Engineered Storage Products Company is pleased to announce the launch of the new Aquastore website, which offers simpler navigation for users and the capacity for more information and updates than its predecessor. New features such as the "Request a Quote" function and the "Dealer Locator" application make it easier for visitors to connect and get in contact with Aquastore representatives. The new Aquastore.com will also host a regularly-updated photo gallery complete with tank location and dealer contact information...
Related articles: -- Cisowski joins Engineered Storage Products

Glenmount Global Solutions announces new appointments
IRVINE, CA -- Glenmount Global Solutions announced the appointment of Jeihri Robinson as Vice President Marketing. In this capacity, he will be responsible for strategic marketing initiatives for the entire enterprise...
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ATL, Linko Data Systems to provide total data management solution
WEST END, NC -- Accelerated Technology Laboratories Inc., a leading supplier of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), announced a partnership with Linko Data Systems Inc., a leader in Industrial Pretreatment and FOG software. The partnership will offer wastewater clients a total data management solution by integrating ATL's Sample Master® Pro LIMS with Linko's pretreatment software. The integration will increase compliance effectiveness and streamline wastewater clients IT systems...
Related articles: -- ATL enters into partnership with iCD to provide LIMS solutions

MACTEC wins drought response water auditing contract
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- MACTEC Engineering and Consulting (MACTEC) was one of five firms retained by the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DENR) to support municipalities statewide in analyzing and making recommendations for repairing potable water distribution systems to minimize water losses during a prolonged drought affecting the southeastern U.S...
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-- Michael D. Sufnarski, P.E., appointed MACTEC'S Charlotte office manager

Moore Industries appoints Ed Fagundes director of manufacturing
NORTH HILLS, CA -- Moore Industries-International Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of electronic measurement and interface instruments for the process industries, has appointed Ed Fagundes to Director of Manufacturing...
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-- Moore Industries bakes NCS data acquisition system
-- Moore Industries seeks oldest products still in service

SSOE expands presence in four stateside locations and China
TOLEDO, OH -- SSOE Inc. announced that over the course of four months, they will expand six of their offices adding enough space for over 110 new employees. This is SSOE's third consecutive year of 25%+ revenue growth and projections show 20% growth for 2008. To accommodate this growth, SSOE has hired over 200 people in the last year and has plans for hiring over 100 more in the next year, requiring the expansion of offices across the country and the globe...
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-- Five more SSOE staff members earn LEED accreditation

Portland to host Green Cities conference, expo
WASHINGTON, DC -- Portland, OR, will host the National League of Cities' (NLC) first Green Cities Conference and Expo, April 19-21, 2009. The conference, which will culminate in an Earth Day celebration, will bring local elected officials together from across the country to focus on the unique perspective and resources needed by cities as they "go green," as well as to share ideas and successful city programs.

Actaris Metering Systems launches new website
CyboSoft wins DOE grant for intelligent actuation control
Columbia Analytical unveils new corporate identity, website
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Waterless Company updates website
McElroy launches user-centric website
Chemilizer launches redesigned website
Environmental lawyer joins Venable
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