In other news below:
-- Aqua America names new treasurer
-- GE Fanuc Production Management Software achieves SAP certification
-- Three PNNL technologies named in top 100 worldwide
-- SanAir Technologies names chairman and president
-- MACTEC names Florida transportation services leader
-- Cantel Medical subsidiary acquires the Twist Prophy Angle
-- American Water executive appointed to Water For People Board of Directors
-- WaterPure commences international deployment of Atmospheric Water Generators
-- Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires OptiCell product line
-- CB&I awarded two new Middle East projects
-- ABB names Enrique Santacana as Region Manager and Head of ABB U.S.
-- Glenn Mosack is Ernst & Young Carolinas 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award winner
-- Michigan Surface Water Information Management System now available
• Shortage of water in open-cast mining calls for new solutions
-- Siemens technologies ensure multiple reuse for production
SANTIAGO, Chile, July 12, 2007 -- More and more often now, water shortages are jeopardizing open-cast mining operations, and despite rising demand for raw materials the mining companies are unable to raise production further. "Not only that, there is also the fact that wastewater contaminated with heavy metals, arsenic, chlorides and sulfates can no longer be used for production", explains Dr. Markus Vöge, responsible for global mining business at Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S)...
Also see: "Siemens modernizes water treatment system of thermal power station in Slovakia"
Among other recent headlines:
• Aqua America names new treasurer
BRYN MAWR, PA, July 11, 2007 -- Aqua America Inc. announced the appointment of Stephen Anzaldo as treasurer. Anzaldo, former assistant treasurer, will assume responsibility for the company's financings, cash management, payroll, and accounts payable functions and report directly to Chief Financial Officer David P. Smeltzer...
Also see: "Aqua America continues to expand operations with Fla., Pa. acquisitions"
• GE Fanuc Production Management Software achieves 'Powered By SAP NetWeaver' certification
-- Next step in relationship eases enterprise integration, improves quality and drives productivity
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, July 11, 2007 -- GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Industrial, today announced that it has achieved "Powered By SAP NetWeaver®" certification for Manufacturing. The certification demonstrates GE Fanuc's commitment to integration of its Production Management software with SAP® applications to enable key business initiatives, such as Lean Six Sigma, regulatory compliance, performance optimization and pursuit of the Perfect Plant...
• Three PNNL technologies named in top 100 worldwide
RICHLAND, WA, July 11, 2007 -- The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has won three of R&D Magazine's prestigious R&D 100 Awards. PNNL is being recognized for a new material that improves detection of toxic heavy metals in water; for a device that manages heat and water in fuel processors and fuel cell systems; and for software that extracts and analyzes data in the most useful format for users...
• SanAir Technologies names chairman and president
POWHATAN, VA, July 10, 2007 -- Thomas E. McGlynn has been elected chairman of the board of SanAir Technologies Laboratory Inc., and his son, Sean P. McGlynn, replaces him as president of the environmental testing company, effective immediately. Tom McGlynn founded SanAir in 2003 after successfully creating and operating a urinalysis drug-testing lab in western Chesterfield County for several years. Sean McGlynn joined SanAir following experience as financial reporting and analysis manager for a national law firm headquartered in Richmond and a Los Angeles information systems company. Based near Richmond in Powhatan County, Virginia, SanAir is a full-service environmental testing laboratory that partners with business, industry and government agencies to identify and isolate potentially dangerous microorganisms in public venues such as shopping malls, hotels, hospitals and schools.
Also see: "SanAir announces tests with French company"
• MACTEC names Florida transportation services leader
ALPHARETTA, GA, July 10, 2007 -- MACTEC Engineering & Consulting (MACTEC E&C) has named Aage G. Schroder III, P.E., as Florida transportation services leader. Bruce C. Coles, president of MACTEC E&C and chairman & CEO of MACTEC Inc., the holding company, made the announcement. Schroder brings to MACTEC more than 37 years of transportation engineering experience, specializing in traffic engineering and transportation planning. About 28 years was spent in a number of senior level staff, supervisory, and administrative assignments at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), including area engineer, regional engineer, and deputy state traffic operations engineer. Schroder supervised and managed numerous statewide and regional transportation studies, which have helped provide much-needed capacity and safety improvements to Florida's roadway system...
• Cantel Medical subsidiary acquires the Twist Prophy Angle
LITTLE FALLS, NJ, July 10, 2007 -- Cantel Medical Corp., through its Crosstex International subsidiary, has further expanded its dental infection prevention and control business by purchasing the assets of Twist 2 It Inc. Twist 2 It, based in Woodside, New York, designs, markets and sells a unique, patented, disposable prophy angle for the cleaning and polishing of teeth, that eliminates the splatter of saliva, blood and other potential infectious matter. The business being acquired has pre-acquisition annual revenues of approximately $1.3 million...
• American Water executive appointed to Water For People Board of Directors
-- Wolf joins board of organization dedicated to fighting global water poverty
VOORHEES, NJ, July 9, 2007 -- American Water, the largest water services provider in North America, today announced that Ellen Wolf, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed a seat on the Board of Directors of Water For People (WFP), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe drinking water to impoverished people in developing countries throughout the world. The decision came as a result of Wolf's extensive leadership efforts to support Water For People, a world leader in sustainable water solutions...
Also see: "Water For People names five countries for expansion"
• WaterPure commences international deployment of Atmospheric Water Generators
-- Evaluation unit placed in Baja seaside resort development
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, July 9, 2007 -- WaterPure International Inc. announced today that it has placed an Atmospheric Water Generator evaluation unit in The Villages of Loreto Bay. A seaside resort development in Baja California Sur, Mexico, The Villages of Loreto Bay is the largest sustainable development under construction in North America...
Also see: "WaterPure International places first atmospheric water generator inside nuclear power plant"
• Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires OptiCell product line
-- Expanded market development planned for next generation cell culture technology
ROCHESTER, NY, July 9, 2007 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a world leader in serving science, today announced it has acquired all assets of the OptiCell™ product line from BioCrystal Ltd. of Westerville, OH. Included in the transaction were trademarks, production equipment, inventory, and 12 patents related to OptiCell technology. OptiCell employs gas permeable polymer membranes to provide a cell culture growth surface enclosed within a sealed environment. This innovative cell culture technology provides scientists with a device that significantly reduces time and labor required for sequential experimental steps such as imaging, cell separation, transfection, cloning, shipping of live cells, short-term cryopreservation and laboratory-scale antibody production.
• CB&I awarded two new Middle East projects
THE WOODLANDS, TX, July 9, 2007 -- CB&I has been awarded two new contracts in the Middle East that will add approximately $130 million to the company's second quarter backlog. One is a contract with Yemen LNG Company Ltd to design and fabricate a natural gas processing plant that will supply approximately 400 million standard cubic feet per day to the nearby Yemen LNG export terminal. The other is a lump-sum turnkey contract, valued at approximately $60 million, to construct oil, water and fuel storage tanks as part of a new power and water plant project in Shuqaiq in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
• ABB names Enrique Santacana as Region Manager, North America, and Head of ABB U.S.
NORWALK, CT, June 29, 2007 -- ABB has appointed Enrique Santacana as Region Manager, ABB North America and President & CEO of ABB Inc. USA, effective July 1, 2007. He replaces Dinesh Paliwal, who is leaving ABB at the end of June. Santacana will continue to be based in Norwalk, Connecticut...
• Glenn Mosack is Ernst & Young Carolinas 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award winner
June 16, 2007 -- Glenn Mosack, President of Conbraco Industries Inc., was named as Ernst & Young's Carolinas Entrepreneur of the Year in the Manufacturing and Industrial Products category. Mosack was one of 30 finalists in the two-state region who were nominated for recognition in the 2007 awards. This was his second consecutive nomination. He was a finalist for the award in 2006...
• Michigan Surface Water Information Management System now available
June 12, 2007 -- The Department of Environmental Quality, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Information Technology, announced today the availability of the Michigan Surface Water Information Management (MiSWIM) system, a new, state-of-the-art Internet mapping application designed to provide the public easy access to water quality (biological, chemical, and physical) data and other information that has been obtained for Michigan's rivers, lakes, and streams...