WaterBriefs: Seaman Corp. supports Gulf Coast disaster relief

Oct. 11, 2005
Also in this report: Indiana company helps cold-rolled iron maker cut water treatment chemicals; PennWell acquires Small Times magazine, conference; H2O Innovation chosen for tribal drinking water treatment project; Ultra Pure Water Technologies Inc. installs convenience store chain systems; PPG raising prices for North American industrial coatings; URS picks coordinator for Gulf Coast hurricane recovery efforts; Work begins at Wellington Oro site in Colorado...

In other news below:
-- Indiana company eliminates chemicals from water treatment
-- PennWell acquires Small Times magazine, nano conference
-- H2O Innovation chosen for drinking water treatment project for Canadian tribal nation
-- Ultra Pure Water Technologies Inc. installs systems at convenience store chain
-- PPG raising prices for North American industrial coatings
-- URS picks coordinator for hurricane recovery efforts in Gulf Coast
-- Work begins at Wellington Oro site in Colorado
-- Photonic Products Ltd. celebrates 10th anniversary

Seaman Corp. supports Gulf Coast disaster relief
WOOSTER, OH, Oct. 6, 2005 -- Fabric and membrane maker Seaman Corp., with hazardous waste containment as a specialty, has donated 13 truckloads of fabric worth over $250,000 to disaster relief efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast area. The donation was made through Friend Ships Unlimited, a global disaster relief organization that deploys large-scale humanitarian aid throughout the world, deploying vessels from its Lake Charles, La., home base -- an area also hard hit by the recent hurricanes...
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Indiana company eliminates chemically contaminated water
MISHAWAKA, IN, Oct. 6, 2005 -- Superior Manufacturing Division of Magnatech Corp. eliminates hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemicals from going into the environment by employing alternative water treatment methods at Stripco Inc., a cold-rolled steel coil manufacturer, that involves a magnetic water conditioner used in conjunction with centrifugal separation and filtration equipment...
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PennWell acquires Small Times magazine and NanoCommerce conference
TULSA, OK, Oct. 6, 2005 -- PennWell Corp., a diversified global media and information company, announced today that is has acquired Small Times magazine, a business publication covering the fast-emerging nanotechnology, MEMS and microsystems markets. The acquisition also includes the magazine's associated trade conference and exhibition, NanoCommerce (nanocommerceforum.com), taking place Nov. 1-3 in Chicago, the magazine's website, www.smalltimes.com, newsletters and research services. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed...
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Among other recent headlines:
H2O Innovation chosen for drinking water treatment project for the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach -- QUEBEC CITY, Canada, Oct. 6, 2005 -- The management of H2O Innovation Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of a contract for the first phase of the drinking water treatment project for the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach, a First Nation community with a population of approximately 800 inhabitants, situated 16 km northeast of Schefferville, Quebec. The total cost of the project is about CDN$2 million [US$1 = CDN$1.176]. Revenue for H2O represents close to CDN$180,000 for the first phase and CDN$420,000 for the second phase, for which funding is conditional on the community obtaining the balance of the financing from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada...

Ultra Pure Water Technologies Inc. installs systems at E-Z Mart convenience store chain -- LAFAYETTE, LA, Oct. 6, 2005 -- Ultra Pure Water Technologies Inc. announced today that ICEX Holdings Ltd. Inc. (ICEX), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ultra Pure, has been contracted to install seven of the ICEX "Ice Island" proprietary ice production units for E-Z Mart Stores, Inc. The units will be installed in six of E-Z Mart Convenience Stores located in the San Antonio, Texas, area and in one additional E-Z Mart store near their corporate headquarters in Texarkana, Texas...

PPG raising prices for North American industrial coatings -- PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6, 2005 -- PPG Industries will raise prices between 5% and 11%, depending on product line, for its industrial coatings in North America, effective Nov. 1. The increase applies to industrial coatings, including liquid, powder and electrodeposition coatings, as well as pretreatment chemicals used in the manufacture of appliances, agricultural and construction equipment, automotive parts and accessories, coil, extrusion and other finished products...

URS selects Michael J. Burton to coordinate hurricane recovery efforts in Gulf Coast region -- SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- URS Corp. announced that Michael J. Burton, the former New York City official responsible for managing the construction and engineering operations for the World Trade Center recovery, and senior vice president of URS since 2002, has been selected to serve as director of URS' Gulf Coast Reconstruction Team, effective immediately. In this new position, Burton will coordinate the Company's post-disaster program development efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast States, including Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas...

Initial contract signed, work begins at Wellington Oro site in Colorado -- VANCOUVER, Canada, Oct. 3, 2005 -- BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. reports that the company has signed the initial contract with Summit County Open Space and Trails Department and the town of Breckenridge, Colo., to provide its technology to treat water from the Wellington Oro Mine, which is located near Breckenridge. BioteQ's selection was approved by the USEPA as the preferred technology for the site. Project work has been initiated which will include operation of a mobile plants at the site to confirm plant design criteria and zinc product and wastewater quality...

Happy 10th birthday for Photonic Products Ltd. -- HERTS, United Kingdom, Oct. 2, 2005 -- To celebrate its 10th birthday in October 2005 and the success of its prototyping workshop which was established two years ago, the UK's Photonic Products -- with U.S. offices in Huntington Beach, Calif., has invested in a Citizen M32 CNC sliding head lathe from NC Engineering of Watford, enabling both increased flexibility and fast turnaround from prototype to full production. This investment takes the company to the next level of vertical integration as a successful manufacturer of custom designed electro-optical sub-assemblies and optoelectronic components which deliver performance and manufacturing efficiencies to OEM companies...


In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: USFilter picked for pharmaceutical water system at Puerto Rico plant" -- Also in this report (Oct.5, 2005): Shimadzu's new hybrid mass spectrometer secures prestigious award; SJW Corp. to purchase assets of Texas' Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp.; Black & Veatch acquires energy, utility consultant Fortegra; Redesigned website dedicated to FieldConnex Foundation Fieldbus Solutions; New Jersey American Water debuts state's largest ground-mounted solar electricity system; Flowserve to host Dallas Energy Summit with U.S. Rep. Joe Barton as keynote speaker; Maverick Technologies acquires GE Energy's Automation Services business; Orange packer LoBue Bros. deploys Novazone's storage solution...


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