WaterBriefs: MACTEC wins contract with USDA Forest Service

Sept. 19, 2007
Also in this report: Godwin Pumps relocates Tampa, Atlanta branches; PBSJ Foundation announces minority scholarships for 2007; Solvay Chemicals receives EPA registration for disinfectant; ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry co-programs with Pittcon 2008; Nagano Keiki Co. appoints Ashcroft CEO as operating officer; Invensys appoints chief software solutions officer; DSS conference, exposition focuses on water quality, safety; Elster Integrated Solutions launches EIS Australia;...

In other news below:
-- Godwin Pumps relocates Tampa, Atlanta branches
-- PBSJ Foundation announces minority scholarships for 2007
-- Solvay Chemicals receives EPA registration for disinfectant
-- ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry co-programs with Pittcon 2008
-- Nagano Keiki Co. appoints Ashcroft CEO as operating officer
-- Invensys appoints chief software solutions officer
-- DSS conference, exposition focuses on water quality, safety
-- Elster Integrated Solutions launches EIS Australia
-- Flowserve Corp. recognized as award honoree
-- Chemilizer welcomes new marketing researcher
-- Acromag celebrates 50th Anniversary

MACTEC wins contract with USDA Forest Service
KENNESAW, GA, Aug. 29, 2007 -- MACTEC Engineering & Consulting has been awarded a multi-million dollar, one-year plus four option year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. The company will provide structural and geotechnical engineering services for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, Southeastern Region (Region 8). The region includes 13 states and Puerto Rico. The USDA Forest Service, established in 1905, is a federal agency that manages public lands in national forest and grasslands. The Forest Service is also the largest forestry research organization worldwide and provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies. There are currently 155 national forest and 20 grasslands totaling 193 million acres. FY 2008 annual budget is $4.13 billion.

Among other recent headlines:

Godwin Pumps relocates Tampa, Atlanta branches
BRIDGEPORT, NJ, Aug. 24, 2007 -- Bridgeport, NJ-based Godwin Pumps®, worldwide manufacturer and supplier of the Dri-Prime® automatic self-priming pump, recently relocated its Tampa, FL- and Atlanta, GA-based locations to larger facilities. Godwin's Tampa-area branch now makes its home at 202 Winston Creek Parkway in Lakeland, Florida. Godwin's Atlanta, GA branch now rests on seven acres at 1320 Lockhart Drive, NW in Kennesaw, GA.

PBSJ Foundation announces minority scholarships for 2007
TAMPA, FL, Aug. 27, 2007 -- In what has become an annual event, the PBSJ Foundation Inc. has partnered with universities around the country to provide scholarships for minority students. The scholarships, earmarked for those enrolled in university-level civil and environmental engineering programs, will be given to qualified students through a competitive process. In announcing the 2007 scholarships, Clarence Anthony, PBSJ Foundation board member, described the program as both helpful to minorities, and critical to the future of the engineering profession...

Solvay Chemicals receives EPA registration for chlorine-free wastewater disinfectant
HOUSTON, TX, Aug. 2007 -- Solvay Chemicals Inc. has announced that it has received approval from the United States EPA for its chlorine-free disinfectant for wastewater. Widely used in Europe, PROXITANE® WW-12, is based on peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide and effectively controls bacteria in effluent prior to discharge. PROXITANE WW-12 decomposes into biodegradable components of water, oxygen and a small amount of acetic acid. The product does not create chlorinated compounds or harmful disinfection by-products in the environment.

ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry co-programs with Pittcon 2008
PITTSBURGH, PA, Aug. 29, 2007 -- The Pittsburgh Conference is pleased to announce the continuation of its partnership with the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry at Pittcon 2008, March 1-7, 2008, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. Based on the success of last year's venture, the ACS-DAC is expanding its co-programming in the Pittcon Technical Program by offering eight Invited Symposia, six Organized Contributed Sessions, and one Poster Session at Pittcon 2008...

Nagano Keiki Co. appoints Ashcroft CEO as operating officer
STRATFORD, CT, Aug. 29, 2007 -- John T. McKenna, CEO, Ashcroft Inc., was appointed Operating Officer of Ashcroft's parent company, Nagano Keiki Co., Ltd. (Nagano), at the June 28 Board of Director's meeting in Tokyo. In addition to his role as CEO of Ashcroft Inc., McKenna will play a key role in the management of Nagano...

Invensys appoints chief software solutions officer
LAKE FOREST, CA, Aug. 29, 2007 -- British engineering firm Invensys plc has announced that Sudipta Bhattacharya has been appointed as the Invensys chief software solutions officer reporting to Mike Bradley Sr., president of Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys. Bhattacharya will be responsible for driving strategy and growing the Invensys and Wonderware software solutions business...

DSS conference, exposition focuses on water quality, safety
DENVER, CO, Aug. 29, 2007 -- Water industry leaders will discuss new developments in distribution system management and safety at the American Water Works Association's DSS: Distribution Systems Symposium and Exposition at the Cleveland Convention Center in Ohio, Sept. 23-26, 2007. The conference connects water professionals in distribution, engineering and plant operations for a four-day event that offers professional sessions, technical tours and networking opportunities. Topics include new regulations, water loss control, asset management, and information and control systems. Exhibitors will also demonstrate the newest in products and services to maintain a safe, high-quality water supply.

Elster Integrated Solutions launches EIS Australia
Appoints Mike Kenyon as the new general manager
RALEIGH, NC, Aug. 22, 2007 -- Elster Integrated Solutions (EIS), part of Elster Group, announces the launch of a new business called EIS Australia under the leadership of Mike Kenyon, the new general manager. The launch of EIS Australia advances EIS' footprint in the global AMI market as a premiere provider of integrated AMI/AMR solutions...

Flowserve Corp. recognized as a 2007 CIO 100 Award honoree
DALLAS, Aug 21, 2007 -- IDG's CIO Magazine announced that Flowserve is a recipient of the 2007 CIO 100. The 20th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT)...

Chemilizer welcomes new marketing researcher
LARGO, FL, Aug. 22, 2007 -- Chemilizer Products Inc. has announced the addition of Debbie Mucciolo to its marketing team in the position of Marketing Researcher/Copywriter. Mucciolo, a former Project Manager for Morrow Technologies Inc., will assist with Chemilizer's current expansion into the water treatment and swimming pool markets, as well as with expansion of its existing animal health, horticulture, landscaping/irrigation, and agriculture markets...

Acromag celebrates 50th Anniversary
Aug. 20, 2007 -- Acromag prepares to commemorate 50 years as a leading manufacturer of measurement and control devices. Founded in 1957 by Henry Patton, Acromag pioneered the use of magnetic amplifiers for measurement and control applications. Now 50 years later, Acromag is widely recognized as a leading manufacturer of I/O devices for process instrumentation, industrial control networks, and bus-board embedded computer systems...

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