Henry P. Thompson Company to represent Hydro's municipal wastewater, wet weather management solutions in three states

Jan. 8, 2009
Hydro International, a leading provider of environmentally sustainable products and innovative solutions that control and treat stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, today announced that The Henry P. Thompson Company of Milford, Ohio, will be the exclusive representative of its wastewater and wet weather management products for sections of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio...

• Hydro to build on partnership Ohio-based representative has forged with Eutek Systems

HILLSBORO, OR, Jan. 7, 2008 -- Hydro International, a leading provider of environmentally sustainable products and innovative solutions that control and treat stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, today announced that The Henry P. Thompson Company of Milford, Ohio, will be the exclusive representative of its wastewater and wet weather management products for sections of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

Founded in 1910, The Henry P. Thompson Company is the Midwest's oldest and leading manufacturer's representative of engineered lowest total cost and least risk systems for the conveyance, treatment and disposal of water, wastewater and their residuals. The Henry P. Thompson Company will represent Hydro products throughout the state of Indiana, excluding Porter and Lake counties; the state of Kentucky, excluding Crittenden, Caldwell and Trigg counties; and southern Ohio.

Since the early 1970s, The Henry P. Thompson Company has acted as the exclusive distributor for Eutek Systems Inc., a leading supplier of municipal grit management products until Eutek's May 2008 acquisition by Hydro International plc. The Henry P. Thompson Company had provided the Eutek brand grit equipment to a number of municipal wastewater and water treatment plants in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, including the Lower Little Miami Wastewater Treatment Plant in Warren County, Ohio, The City of Greencastle Wastewater Treatment Facility in Greencastle, Ind., and the City of Pikeville Water Treatment Plant in Pikeville, Ky. The Henry P. Thompson Company will now market the full range of municipal grit management solutions provided by Hydro International's wastewater business based in Hillsboro, Oregon. The grit solutions offered include the Grit King®, the Eutek TeaCup™, the Eutek HeadCell™, Eutek SlurryCup™ and the Eutek Grit Snail™.

"We are thrilled to be working with The Henry P. Thompson Company," says Steve Tansley, Director of Operations for Hydro International's U.S. Wastewater business. "The company has proven itself to be an outstanding partner, selling Eutek grit removal equipment in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio since Eutek's inception. Through the continuation of this partnership, we are certain Hydro International's wastewater business will continue to establish itself as the leading supplier of municipal grit management solutions in these states."

Hydro International's U.S. Wet Weather business, based in Portland, Maine, has also appointed The Henry P. Thompson Company as the exclusive representative for its municipal wet weather management solutions in the same territory. Hydro's wet weather solutions are designed to improve management of wet weather flows within collection systems and wastewater treatment plants including combined sewer overflows, sanitary sewer overflows and storm discharges at wastewater treatment plants.

Hydro's wet weather solutions include the Reg-U-Flo® Vortex Valve, a self-activating flow-control device that can be used to optimize flow control for up to a 50 percent reduction in CSO project costs; the Storm King® with Swirl-Cleanse™, a vortex separation and disinfection chamber with the option to incorporate unique, non-powered, self-cleansing Swirl-Cleanse screening technology; the newly available Hydro Vortex Drop™ Shaft for controlling flows from high-level sewers into deep tunnels; and a full range of powered and non-powered sewer overflow screens.

"The states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio are important regions for Hydro's wet weather division as these states account for over 20 percent of the National CSO correction needs," said Neil Raymond, General Manager of Hydro International's wet weather business. "The Henry P. Thompson Company's success in this Midwestern territory has made the company an ideal partner to distribute Hydro International's wet weather technologies within this region."

"We are excited to be working with Hydro International," said Bill Cantwell, President of The Henry P. Thompson Company. "Hydro's innovative products, combined with our expertise, provide a winning combination for customers looking for a comprehensive wastewater and wet weather portfolio in our territory."

Hydro International plc is a global supplier of environmentally sustainable products and innovative solutions that control and treat stormwater, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, utilizing award-winning advanced vortex and complementary technologies.

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