Plastic Pipe Institute presents Viega with 2016 Project of the Year award

Viega received Plastic Pipe Institute’s (PPI) 2016 “Project of the Year” award in the building and construction division for its Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) heating bed project using the innovating Climate Mat from Viega. The winning project used approximately 22,500 linear feet of 5/8-inch Viega PEX™ Barrier cross-linked polyethylene tubing at nine-inch centers to make up the Climate Mats and cover the 16,000-square foot slab area. Before the slab was poured, the pre-engineered mat system was rolled out and installed in less than a day.

Each year, PPI, a manufacturing-based trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, recognizes member-company projects for significant achievements involving the use of polyethylene pipe.

De Nora receives Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award

De Nora Water Technologies has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2016 Best Practices Award for its product line strategy leadership for water disinfection products in the Asia Pacific region. The award recognizes companies throughout a range of regional and global markets for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.

PepsiCo And Frito-Lay Associates participate in United Way Day of Caring

Frito-Lay and other PepsiCo employees from offices throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex took part in the seventh annual PepsiCo United Way Day of Caring. In what stands as one of the largest corporate United Way Day of Caring events in North Texas, an estimated 1,300 Frito-Lay and PepsiCo volunteers contributed approximately 6,000 hours of their time to 19 United Way service providers to help countless North Texans in need.

Volunteers dispersed throughout North Texas to paint and repair facilities, sort donations, host a fall festival for senior citizens and construct a playground for preschoolers, among many other activities. All projects align with United Way’s key focus areas of education, financial stability and health. Over the past six years, Frito-Lay and PepsiCo associates have contributed an estimated 34,000 volunteer hours to area nonprofits through Day of Caring events.

Nicholas C. Fanandakis elected to ITT board of directors

ITT Inc. elected Nicholas C. Fanandakis to its Board of Directors. Fanandakis, 59, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DuPont).

Rendering of the expanded facility | Image courtesy of ResinTech

Rendering of the expanded ResinTech facility | Image courtesy of ResinTech

Fanandakis formerly served as Group Vice President of DuPont Applied BioSciences and Vice President of Corporate Plans, as well as in a variety of operational, marketing and product management roles in the petrochemicals, chemical & pigments, specialty chemicals and industrial solutions areas. Fanandakis also serves on the Board of Directors of FTI Consulting Inc., where he is chairman of the Audit Committee.

ResinTech Inc. expands and creates manufacturing jobs

ResinTech Inc. announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters and build two new manufacturing plants in Camden, New Jersey. The move will allow the water treatment and filtration company to bring a minimum of 265 jobs to Camden. The company will be adding 55 employees to staff the new manufacturing facility and, in addition, will bring hundreds of existing jobs from Pennsylvania, Maryland, California and New Jersey. The company’s CEO is optimistic that further jobs will be added as the facilities achieve full production. The company plans to break ground on the new manufacturing complex in late 2017.

Pipelogix expands staff, adds location to accommodate growth

Pipelogix developers of industry-leading CCTV inspection software and customization consultants, announced the opening of a new, expanded East Coast sales and support office in the Detroit, Michigan area. The office will be staffed by new hires Chase Dehne (sales) and Richard Allen (software support and implementation).