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Motion Industries Acquires Two Companies

TRC Hydraulics, F&L Industrial added to Mi roster Motion Industries, the Birmingham, Ala., distributor, announced August 3 the acquisition of two new businesses: a Canadian-based supplier of hydraulic products and services and a California distributor of T-slotted aluminum extrusion components. In business since 1986, TRC Hydraulics has served the Atlantic Canada region (New Brunswick, Nova […]

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AWWA Virtual Summit

September 23-24 at home office booth near you! The American Water Works Association announced it is backing a full-on virtual blitz to substitute for its an annual convention come September. The AWWA Virtual Summit will take place September 23-24 and sure seems to be planning to pack a ton into those two days. Major themes […]

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NRWA Appoints New CEO

With a newly appointed CEO, this organization tackles water problems Move over, NRA. The addition of one letter—standing for humankind’s most important resource—makes the NRWA more crucial environmentally than even you are politically. A new CEO, new membership portal, and far-reaching public health initiatives are just a few of the things that makes the National […]

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Submit Your Abstracts Now

Deadline for AWWA’s Utility Management Conference is June 26 Have a great approach, practice, process, techniques, or case studies in all aspects of utility management? AWWA members want to hear from you. Special topic sessions and pre-conference workshop submissions are still being solicited for organization’s 2021 Utility Management Conference in Atlanta. Abstracts submitted for 2021 […]

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Grundfos Training Manager Appointed to H.I. Board

Jim Swetye named Hydraulic Institute’s VP of Education Grundfos, the Danish pump and water technology manufacturer with American headquarters in Houston, has appointed Jim Swetye, Grundfos Technical Training Manager, to serve on the Board of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) for 2020-2021 as Vice President of Education, the company announced in a May 7 press release […]

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Buoy Defeats Truman

Water sensor technology from the Great Lakes to the Baltic Sea What has solar panels, lithium-ion batteries, GPS, and copper cables? Hint: it’s not the General Motors Menlo EV, which technically checks all those boxes also. Water sensor technology, as it is formally known, is being implemented worldwide nowadays, combining some of the cleverest innovations […]

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Droplet Like It’s Hot

Precipitation power hits its stride in the hydro generation world This one isn’t for the cynics out there. Scientists from the City University of Hong Kong say their water droplet-based electricity generator allows a very high energy conversion efficiency with a thousand times more power density than other electric generators. No, it probably won’t have […]

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Laron Joins OTC

Second Arizona outfit in as many months acquired by growing service provider Ohio Transmission Corporation, the industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired Laron Inc., a leading service provider of mechanical and electric motor repair and engineering in the southwestern U.S., the companies announced January 21. Laron’s headquarters in Kingman, […]

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Wading in a Winter Wastewater-land

Some soggy holidays in Florida and Washington State   Infrastructure concerns became more than theoretical in two far-apart communities during the pre-Christmas shopping season.  In Fort Lauderdale, four major sewer main breaks in the Rio Vista and Victoria Park areas resulted in hundreds of millions of gallons of wastewater being discharged into the streets.   Concerns […]

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