WaterBriefs: EU expansion means more market growth for positive displacement pumps

Also in this report: Aquionics upgrades historic drinking water plant with UV; Adventus Americas lines up groundwater circulation well technology; China Evergreen gets financing to fund Chinese wastewater facility acquisitions; Itron signs Metron-Farneir as distributor; AECOM names long-time executives to top posts; Earth Tech appoints industrial water/wastewater business director; House committee passage of 'Water for the Poor' Act applauded; GE Fanuc names AIC as Nevada distributor...

In other news below, see:
-- Aquionics upgrades historic drinking water plant with UV
-- Adventus Americas gets exclusive on groundwater circulation well technology
-- China Evergreen completes financing to fund Chinese wastewater facility acquisitions
-- Itron signs Metron-Farneir as distributor
-- AECOM names long-time executives to top posts
-- Earth Tech appoints business director for industrial water/wastewater market
-- Advocates applaud House committee passage of 'Water for the Poor' Act
-- GE Fanuc Automation names AIC authorized distributor in Nevada

EU expansion facilitates market opportunities for positive displacement pumps
LONDON, Sept. 15, 2005 -- The European positive displacement pumps market is being increasingly influenced by the growth of East European economies and the imminent accession of East European countries into the European Union (EU) is expected to reinforce confidence and bolster demand. Key end user segments such as the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and water and wastewater industries are also undergoing significant expansions, thereby ensuring healthy growth across most product segments... Click here for more

Aquionics upgrades historic drinking water plant with UV
ERLANGER, KY, Sept. 15, 2005 -- Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has always been on the cutting edge of water treatment technology; its first treatment plant, built in 1872, was the first successful slow sand filtration plant in America. Today, the city continues its tradition of technical innovation with the installation of Aquionics UV disinfection equipment to treat the city's drinking water. The closed chamber, medium pressure systems provide high efficiency disinfection with online transmittance monitoring... Click here for more

Adventus Americas gets exclusive on groundwater circulation well technology
BLOOMINGDALE, IL, Sept. 15, 2005 -- Adventus Americas Inc. (AAI), in cooperation with GfS mbH, Germany and IEG Technologie mbH, Germany, have announced their selection as the North American distributor of the German firms' patented Groundwater Circulation Well (GCW) technologies. AAI's exclusive international territory also includes the rapidly growing market in Israel, and they have retained non-exclusive rights to all other international markets... Click here for more

China Evergreen gets financing to fund Chinese wastewater facility acquisitions
GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 15, 2005 -- China Evergreen Environmental Corp., a wastewater engineering company in the People's Republic of China, has completed a private placement for $4.8 million. The placement, which was oversubscribed, was underwritten by Westminster Securities Corp. of New York, and included 161 units, each unit consisting of 200,000 shares of the company's common stock priced at the rate of $0.15 per share and a five year warrant to purchase 200,000 shares of the company's common stock at an exercise price of $.20 per share. The arrangement enables the company to pursue aggressive acquisition opportunities in China for wastewater treatment facilities... Click here for more

Itron announces new business partner, distributor
SPOKANE, WA -- Sept. 15, 2005 -- Itron Inc. has signed an agreement with Longmont, Colo.-based Metron-Farnier, LLC, authorizing the water meter company to be a distributor of Itron automatic meter reading (AMR) technology. The deal follows the product authorization of the Metron OER encoded register now deployed on all Spectrum and Enduro single-jet water meters... Click here for more

AECOM names long-time executives to top posts
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2005) -- AECOM, a global design and management company, has appointed John M. Dionisio, 57, effective Oct. 1, as CEO and president, positions previously held by Richard G. Newman, 70, and Raymond A. Holdsworth, 62, respectively. Newman will remain as chairman, and Holdsworth has been named vice chairman of corporate development. Jim Royer, 59, was appointed COO concurrently, succeeding Dionisio in that role. AECOM has 22,000 employees worldwide and expected annual revenues of approximately $2.5 billion for fiscal year 2005. The company provides design and management services in the transportation, facilities, and environmental markets through a group of operating companies... Click here for more

Earth Tech appoints business director for industrial water/wastewater market
LONG BEACH, CA, Sept. 15, 2005 -- The Tyco International business unit and a global provider of consulting, engineering, construction and operation and maintenance services, has named Michael Romano as business development director for its International Asset Management Division in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Romano will be responsible for developing and managing major projects requiring ultrapure water treatment technology, wastewater treatment technologies and outsourcing services for refineries, petrochemical facilities and power plants throughout the South, including Texas and Louisiana... Click here for more

Advocates applaud House committee passage of 'Water for the Poor' Act of 2005
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 15, 2005 -- Water Advocates applauds House International Relations Committee approval of H.R. 1973, the Water for the Poor Act of 2005, which has bipartisan support in the U.S. House and Senate... Click here for more

GE Fanuc Automation names AIC authorized distributor in Nevada
RENO, NV, Sept. 14, 2005 -- AIC has been serving the state for more than 27 years, and now, as an authorized distributor, is providing localized services and support, including inventory, training, sales representation, and in-depth technical assistance... Click here for more

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