WaterBriefs: Sundance Channel series episode focuses on water
Also in this report: Pacific Ozone hires new VP of finance, operations; Portland Cement Association to recognize public officials; ABB drives for HVAC earn International Building Code certification; Ewing strengthens operations, appoints senior VP; Ashland to acquire Hercules; TAPPENING's new message to bottled water industry; Thermo Scientific Orion products on Mars; IECA announces McCullah's Board of Directors resignation; Center for Watershed Protection launches new website; (more)...
In other news below:
-- Pacific Ozone hires new VP of finance, operations
-- Portland Cement Association to recognize public officials
-- ABB drives for HVAC earn International Building Code certification
-- Ewing strengthens operations, appoints senior VP
-- Ashland to acquire Hercules
-- TAPPENING's new message to bottled water industry
-- Thermo Scientific Orion products on Mars
-- IECA announces McCullah's Board of Directors resignation
-- Center for Watershed Protection launches new website
-- Pittcon 2009 announces call for papers
-- WESTON wins Build America award
• Sundance Channel series episode focuses on water
Water is likely to be a flash point in the 21st Century, as population growth collides with droughts and dwindling reserves. The Sundance Channel's "Big Ideas for a Small Planet: Water" introduces three people who are embracing creative solutions to the looming shortage of drinking water -- be it desalinating the ocean, catching rainwater, or cleaning up rivers. The episode, which originally aired April 15, will run again on July 29...
Among other recent headlines:
• Pacific Ozone hires new VP of finance, operations
BENICIA, CA -- Pacific Ozone, a leading manufacturer of industrial ozone generators and systems, named Jeff Mitchell as its new Vice President of Finance and Operations...
Also see: -- "Pacific Ozone hires new director of sales for Latin America"
• Portland Cement Association to recognize public officials
SKOKIE, IL -- The cement industry is actively engaged and committed to sustainable development -- a philosophy that focuses on meeting today's construction needs without depleting future resources. Nominations are now closed for the 2007-2008 Portland Cement Association (PCA) Sustainable Leadership Awards, established by the organization as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability...
• ABB drives for HVAC earn International Building Code certification
NEW BERLIN, WI -- All ABB ACH550 base drives, new E-Clipse Bypass units, and ACH PxR drives (those with input disconnects) now are International Building Code (IBC) certified. ABB received official notification of the certification in late June...
Also see: -- "Customers, prospects and partners in learning mode at ABB Low Voltage Products Roadshow, Cincinnati"
• Ewing strengthens operations, appoints senior VP
PHOENIX, AZ -- As Ewing's senior vice president of finance and administration, newly-appointed Jeffrey C. Anthony will assist ownership and senior management in the evaluation and streamlining of operations, with other areas of responsibility including accounting, insurance and legal matters...
-- "Ewing, U.S. Soccer Foundation partner to support soccer community"
-- "New moves at Ewing Irrigation"
• Ashland to acquire Hercules
COVINGTON, KY and WILMINGTON, DE -- Ashland Inc. and Hercules Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Ashland will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Hercules for $18.60 per share in cash and 0.093 of a share of Ashland common stock for each share of Hercules common stock...
Also see: -- "Ashland updates JV business name in India"
• TAPPENING's new message to bottled water industry
NEW YORK, NY -- Right about now Muhter Kent, the new CEO of Coca Cola (makers of Dasani bottled water), might be trying to figure out exactly where he'll put the one million plastic water bottles, soon-to-be en route to the Coca Cola headquarters in Atlanta. But he, and the environment, can rest a bit easier now that Tappening -- the group responsible for collecting the million bottles and pledging to send them to the new Coca Cola CEO as a welcome note -- has already sent them to a different location: the recycling center...
• Thermo Scientific Orion products on Mars
BEVERLY, MA -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a world leader in serving science, announced the progress of the Thermo Scientific Orion 229918 sensor assembly that is part of the Microscopy, Electrochemistry and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument used for the Wet Chemistry Laboratory (WCL) in NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander...
Also see: -- "Thermo Fisher Scientific achieves milestone with delivery of 1000th iCAP 6000 Series ICP Emission Spectrometer"
• IECA announces McCullah's Board of Directors resignation
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO -- The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) has announced that John McCullah, CPESC has resigned from the IECA Board of Directors. The Board has appointed Sandy Mathews to serve the remainder of McCullah's term...
Also see: -- "IECA headquarters moves to Denver, Colorado"
• Center for Watershed Protection launches new website
ELLICOTT CITY, MD -- After a long planning process, the Center for Watershed Protection has created a more resource-rich site that intends to serve two equal purposes: provide a solid understanding of what the Center does and what it's about, and to provide guidance and research resources from the Center and other organizations to watershed professionals....
Also see: -- "Runoff Reduction Method technical memo released"
• Pittsburgh Conference announces Pittcon 2009 call for papers
Deadline: August 15, 2008
PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Pittsburgh Conference has released the Call for Papers for Pittcon 2009, the 60th annual Pittcon Conference and Exposition, which will be held March 8-13, 2009, McCormick Place South, Chicago, Illinois...
Also see: -- "Pittcon launches 2009 site"
• WESTON wins Build America award
WEST CHESTER, PA -- Weston Solutions Inc. (WESTON®) was named a winner of the prestigious 2008 AON Build America Award in the Environmental -- New Construction category at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America 89th Annual National Convention...
-- "WESTON leaders make a difference at Chicago homeless shelter"
-- "Anthony A. Williams joins WESTON Board of Directors"
-- "George MacKenzie joins WESTON Board of Directors"
-- "Atlanta's High Museum of Art's Bunzl Administrative Center topped off with green roof"
• Itron announces executive changes, promotions
• Iwaki America Inc., receives ISO 9001-2000 certification
• Walchem Corp. receives ISO 9001-2000 certification
• Endress+Hauser acquires adjacent property
• Aqua-Aerobic Systems wins Manufacturer of Year award
• WinWholesale appoints company veterans to management positions
• New sustainability standard developed for global beverage industry
• JMAR Technologies reports positive findings in EPA tests of BioSentry Water Monitoring System
• New white paper on particle image understanding
• Godwin Pumps announces management additions