MILWAUKEE — The Water Council announced its support of the Rexnord Corporation’s plans to bring Zurn’s global headquarters to Reed Street Yards Water Technology Park, according to a press release.

“The Water Council and Milwaukee region are an ‘apiary’ of talent and ideas when it comes to integrated water solutions and we congratulate Rexnord on this leading edge decision,” said Rich Meeusen, co-chair of The Water Council and chairman, president and CEO of Badger Meter, in the release.

Meeusen added in the release, “Entrepreneurs, researchers and global water technology organizations of all sizes are congregating here. Adding a leading, worldwide industrial company like Zurn affirms our leadership position as the water center of excellence and we look forward to elevating our partnership.”

The release noted that collaboration between The Water Council and Rexnord led to the decision.

"This is a big move for Rexnord and it’s a natural fit for both Zurn and the Milwaukee region,” shared Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council, in the release. “The establishment of Zurn’s headquarters in Wisconsin is a significant demonstration of our cluster’s leading role in the global water economy. With Rexnord’s long-rooted history in the region and early support of The Water Council, we are truly pleased they have chosen Milwaukee as the global destination.”

A new building to house the Zurn headquarters will be complete by the fall of 2016, reported the release.