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Hanes Geo Components Acquires Hill Country Site Supply

Tue, 2016-08-23 09:29

Company expands North American market

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Hanes Geo Components, of Winston Salem, N.C., announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Hill Country Site Supply.

Source:  Hanes Companies Publication Date:  August 24, 2016

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Recycled Oysters Improve Water Quality in Lafayette River

Tue, 2016-08-23 07:21

Chesapeake Bay Foundation leads efforts to decrease bacteria in Norfolk, Va., River

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation began restoration efforts at the Norfolk, Va., Lafayette River to increase the river's oyster population and ultimately decrease bacteria levels. The foundation is leading the effort to collect used oyster shells, clean them, harvest baby oysters and return the shells to the water.

“We’re trying to increase the population of oysters,” said Heather North, oyster restoration specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. “They filter the water. A single adult oyster can filter water in the summer months up to 50 gal of water a day.”

Source:  WAVY-TV Publication Date:  August 23, 2016

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Xylem Expands Dewatering Rental Offerings in Latin America

Mon, 2016-08-22 09:19
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Xylem Expands Dewatering Rental Offerings in Latin America

New hubs in Colombia, Brazil, Peru are part of multi-million dollar investment

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Xylem Inc. announced it is expanding its dewatering pump rental and service capabilities in Latin America with the opening of three new hubs this year.

In August 2016, the company opened its newest dewatering pump rental facility in Barranquilla, Colombia. In April 2016, Xylem opened a rental hub in Pará, Brazil, and, in January 2016, it opened another in Chiclayo, Peru. These new hubs add to six dewatering pump rental hubs that Xylem opened in the region over the past six years as part of a multi-million dollar investment in Latin America.

Source:  Xylem Inc. Publication Date:  August 22, 2016

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CH2M Launches New Leadership Development Program

Mon, 2016-08-22 08:23

Singapore infrastructure hub to expand with employee mentoring, training

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During Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2016, CH2M launched a new Leadership Development program at its Singapore InfraHub.

The Leadership Development program will prepare the company's next wave of multi-disciplinary employees to develop and execute complex infrastructure projects in Singapore and the region. The program, which is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), is CH2M’s first program of its kind.

Source:  CH2M Publication Date:  August 22, 2016

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NGWA CEO to Retire December 2017

Fri, 2016-08-19 09:49

Kevin McCray served NGWA for more than 34 years

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After more than 34 years of combined employment by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) and its subsidiaries, including more than 20 years as CEO, Kevin McCray, CAE, informed the NGWA Board of Directors of his retirement as the association’s CEO effective Dec. 31, 2017.

Source:  National Groundwater Assn. Publication Date:  August 19, 2016

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New GeoHealth Journal Supports Emerging Field

Fri, 2016-08-19 09:09
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American Geophysical Union, John Wiley & Sons partner for new initiative

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The American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced the launch of its newest journal, GeoHealth. AGU and John Wiley & Sons Inc. are initiating the new, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal supports and enables the emerging, transdisciplinary field of Geohealth, which includes the intersection of Earth and environmental sciences with human, agricultural and environmental health.

Source:  American Geophysical Union Publication Date:  August 19, 2016

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Soil Health Institute Identifies Future Research Needs

Thu, 2016-08-18 10:36

Agricultural leaders gather at first annual meeting

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The Soil Health Institute (SHI), a collaboration of agricultural leaders, held its first annual meeting July 27 to 29 in Louisville, Ky. Approximately 130 soil health experts, including farmers, land grant university specialists, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists, conservation leaders, soil laboratory scientists, and foundation/non-governmental organization leaders identified key soil processes influencing productivity, resilience and environmental quality.

Source:  Soil Health Institute Publication Date:  August 18, 2016

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Xylem Inc. to Acquire Sensus for $1.7 Billion

Wed, 2016-08-17 06:50

Transaction expected to close in fourth quarter of 2016

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Xylem Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sensus for approximately $1.7 billion in cash. 

Sensus, owned by investment funds affiliated with the Jordan Company and GS Capital Partners 2000, has more than 80 million metering devices installed globally. Its FlexNet communications network technology uses licensed spectrum in the U.S. and other geographies and provides secure connectivity solutions that support multiple applications. 

Source:  Xylem Inc. Publication Date:  August 17, 2016

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