USFilter and Kemiron forge supply agreement to expand odor control product offering

USFilter Davis Process, Sarasota, Fla., and Kemiron, Inc., Bartow, Fla., have entered into a national supply agreement for some of Kemiron's iron-based hydrogen sulfide removal technologies.

Mar 3rd, 2004

SARASOTA, Fla., March 3, 2004 -- USFilter Davis Process, Sarasota, Fla., and Kemiron, Inc., Bartow, Fla., have entered into a national supply agreement for some of Kemiron's iron-based hydrogen sulfide removal technologies.

Under the agreement, Davis Process will sell and distribute Kemiron's iron-based products for controlling hydrogen sulfide in municipal wastewater applications. Kemiron, a leading manufacturer and marketer of iron and aluminum salts to the municipal water and wastewater industries, will continue to provide its iron-based products and application support services directly and through other sales channels, and will work with Davis Process in expanding the municipal market for hydrogen sulfide control.

According to Lawrence Hjersted, CEO of Kemiron, "Davis is widely recognized for providing guaranteed solutions to municipal wastewater hydrogen sulfide problems, so we are excited about working with Davis Process to expand our iron-based technology for wastewater odor control".

David Hunniford, general manager for USFilter Davis Process, states "Kemiron has been a key supplier for us for more than ten years. Their recent addition of numerous manufacturing and distribution facilities enables us to expand the use of their iron-based technology to assist our clients' growing demand for full-service-odor-control programs. This agreement utilizes the production, distribution, sales, and service strengths of both organizations in a manner that will truly benefit the increased municipal demands for effective odor control."

Davis Process has more than 25 years of technical expertise in liquid phase application of iron for sulfide control. In addition, Davis Process has the equipment, service programs, and advanced dosing technologies needed to provide "odor control" customers with better, more cost-effective solutions to their odor problems.

About Kemiron

From its start in 1992, Kemiron Companies Inc. (www.Kemiron.com) has had considerable success in the water treatment chemical market, and the company now ranks as the U.S.'s largest producer and marketer of a complete product range of iron and aluminium coagulants. The company's primary production units are located in Bartow (FL), Mojave (CA), Fontana (CA), St. Louis (MO), Rowley (Utah), Houston (Texas), Gastonia (NC), Savannah (GA) and Spokane (WA).

Kemira Oyj, Finnish majority shareholder of Kemiron Companies, Inc., ranks as the world's largest producer and supplier of coagulants for water treatment, with a presence in 30 countries. The total turnover of Kemwater, Kemira´s water treatment business, was 215 million euros during 2003.

About USFilter

Millions of people and thousands of companies rely on USFilter every day to help them meet their clean water needs. Headquartered in Palm Desert, Calif., USFilter (www.usfilter.com) is a $1 billion water company with 6,000 experienced professionals dedicated to delivering cost-effective, reliable water and wastewater treatment systems and services to municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional customers worldwide.


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