WaterBriefs: MWH expands in Europe with Dutch acquisition

Also in this report: West Trax launches quality awards program; Kinetico recruits new director of U.S. dealer sales; Foster Wheeler awarded engineering contract in Chile; Sensus appoints new regional sales engineer; Meissner launches 'Green Docs' campaign; Bulkflow announces new manufacturer's rep; BaySaver names sales support manager for western region; New database project seeks input; Spiroflow names new representatives; Angus announces global price increase for neutralizing amine;...

In other news below:
-- West Trax launches quality awards program
-- Kinetico recruits new director of U.S. dealer sales
-- Foster Wheeler awarded engineering contract in Chile
-- Sensus appoints new regional sales engineer
-- Meissner launches 'Green Docs' campaign
-- Bulkflow announces new manufacturer's rep
-- BaySaver names sales support manager for western region
-- New database project seeks input
-- Spiroflow names new representatives
-- Angus announces global price increase for neutralizing amine
-- Black & Veatch expert relocates to provide global support

MWH expands in Europe with Dutch acquisition
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Nov. 29, 2007 -- MWH, a global provider of environmental engineering, construction and strategic consulting services, has announced the acquisition of the Dutch environmental services company Syncera. The transaction represents a significant milestone in MWH's European growth strategy and gives the company a strong foothold in the important Dutch market. Financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed...

Among other recent headlines:

West Trax launches quality awards program
Nov. 29, 2007 -- Water and wastewater companies can prove the effectiveness of their use of SAP systems thanks to the launch of a new award program by West Trax. SAP specialist West Trax has launched the Quality Award scheme to recognize best practice in how firms control and maximize the optimal efficiency of their SAP system. The program uses key performance indicators to show which businesses are getting true value out of their SAP systems across various industries...

Kinetico recruits new director of U.S. dealer sales
NEWBURY, OH, Nov. 28, 2007 -- Kinetico Incorporated, a leading water treatment systems manufacturer, announced that Benjamin C. Litalien has been named director of dealer sales for the United States. Litalien, a certified franchise executive with almost two decades of franchising and independent dealer network expertise, brings strategic development results from efforts with major players including the ExxonMobil On the Run convenience store franchise and Frullati Caf, a national food court retail chain. Litalien also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., teaching a certificate program...

Foster Wheeler awarded engineering contract in Chile
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, Nov. 27, 2007 -- Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced that its Chilean subsidiary, Foster Wheeler Chile, S.A., part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, has been awarded a lump-sum detailed engineering contract by the Spanish company UTE CT Mejillones, which is owned by Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios S.A., part of the ACS Group, for a new power facility at the Andino power plant at Mejillones, northern Chile...

Sensus appoints new regional sales engineer
Nov. 26, 2007 -- Sensus Metering Systems has appointed 32-year-old former international softball player Adam Parsonage as Regional Sales Engineer. Parsonage joins the Romsey-based water and energy metering business with high level sales experience gained from working as UK Sales Manager for an American company.
Also see: -- "Sensus announces new CFO"

Meissner launches 'Green Docs' campaign
Nov. 26, 2007 -- Meissner Filtration Products Inc. launches its "Green Docs" campaign, as part of an overall effort to become a more environmentally friendly manufacturer. The launch of Green Docs will place previously printed product inserts to a new section of the website for 24-hour availability...

Bulkflow announces new manufacturer's rep
CALGARY, AB, Canada, Nov. 26, 2007 -- Harding Industrial Sales of Oak Brook, Illinois, has been named as a new manufacturer's representative by Bulkflow Technologies Inc. for the Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa areas. With over 20 years of experience in dry powder and bulk solids handling equipment systems, Harding Industrial Sales has been providing specialized solutions to processing plants in the above mentioned states. Bulkflow Technologies, based out of Calgary, Canada, is a world leader in heating and cooling powder and bulk solids and has more than 250 successful applications in over 30 countries.

BaySaver names sales support manager for western region
MOUNT AIRY, MD, Nov. 26, 2007 -- BaySaver Technologies, a leading provider of stormwater treatment solutions, announces the appointment of Christine Smith as Sales Support Manager. In this position, Smith is responsible for supporting the Business Development team with qualified leads as well as managing logistics and distribution in the Western states. Previously, Smith was Customer Service Manager with Contech Stormwater Solutions. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Portland State University in Portland, OR.

New database project seeks input
Nov. 23, 2007 -- A new on-line database provides a collection of actual estimates of environmental flows worldwide. The Environmental Flows (EF) database has been developed by The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and UNEP GEMS/Water Programme as part of the activities of UNESCO Task Force on Eco-Hydrology. The EF database may serve as the information source on how much water is actually prescribed or provided for aquatic ecosystems in different parts of the world and where in the world such allocations are actually made. It can support the development of global EF standards and environmental flow assessment methods. Industry professionals are encouraged to populate the database as part of a global effort to improve the value and usefulness of the tool. The database can be accessed at: http://dw.iwmi.org/ehdb/wetland/index.asp. It is the first of the three at the site.

Spiroflow names new representatives
CHARLOTTE, NC, Nov. 20, 2007 -- Spiroflow Systems Inc. announces the addition of four new representatives located in four states. New representatives named include Clayton Equipment Services for Texas and Oklahoma; Morin Process Equipment for Alabama and Mississippi; The Process Equipment Group for New Jersey; and Effective Air Systems Corporation for California and Nevada. Located in the Charlotte, NC, area since 1991, Spiroflow Systems Inc. is a worldwide supplier of a wide range of standard and custom powder handling equipment, specializing in bulk bag dischargers and fillers, mechanical, flexible and pneumatic conveyors and bag packing equipment.

Angus announces global price increase for neutralizing amine
BUFFALO GROVE, IL, Nov. 19, 2007 -- ANGUS Chemical Company announced a 3% price increase globally on all grades of AMP-ULTRA™ PC Neutralizing Amines, effective January 1, 2008. ANGUS is a source for nitroparaffin chemistry for the personal care market...

Black & Veatch expert relocates to provide global support
-- Regional practice leader for tunneling in Asia Pacific to lend expertise on major projects in United States
KANSAS CITY, MO, Nov. 19, 2007 -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced that Derek Arnold has relocated to Las Vegas, Nev., to support major tunneling and conveyance projects in the Las Vegas Valley. Arnold also will continue to support global projects across the company's water business through a tunneling and conveyance "Center of Excellence" that is being established in Las Vegas...
Also see: "Black & Veatch relocates Indianapolis office"

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