May 24, 2019

Business News Round Up - May 24

Centrisys expansion; LEC partners with Rock Interface

Centrisys expansion

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Centrisys Expansion

Centrisys/CNP completed construction of a 34,000 sq-ft building expansion, including an upgrade of its balancing equipment with a centrifuge balancing bunker in the interior of the building. The Centrisys/CNP Manufacturing and Service Campus, located in Kenosha, Wis., consists of three buildings totaling 130,000 sq ft. In 2016, it became apparent that the capital equipment manufacturing building was running out of workable space and warranting an expansion.

“As the decision-making for the extension evolved, the addition of a next-generation balancing machine and bunker was logical,” said Michael Kopper, Centrisys CEO. “The safety of our employees, along with the assurance that every centrifuge we build and service is balanced correctly, was well worth the added expense.”


LEC Partners with Rock Interface

LEC announced a new partnership with Rock Interface to expand the offering of iQ2’s technology to industrial clients in the Midwest. Rock Interface is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company that specializes in providing industrial automation control solutions.

“We are excited to partner with LEC, a leading IIoT platform provider, to further strengthen our position in the marketplace and look forward to building a successful partnership,” said Mike Dorato, Rock Interface’s CEO.


Wastewater Odor Production and Control: An Operator’s Guide

A comprehensive guide to the causes and control of odors in wastewater plants, lagoons and sewer systems, this book explains the chemical and microbiological conditions that lead to foul smells, potential health hazards for workers, and complaints from citizens.

After reviewing the chemical compounds commonly implicated in water and airborne odors, the authors show how bacteria generates these compounds in multiple, often anaerobic, treatment processes and how bacterial activity is tested both in the field and in the lab. This allows plant personnel to take steps to prevent odors before they become a problem. The authors show how variations in-plant conditions such as diurnal flow, fats, oils and grease,, and temperature can lead to unexpected odors, and they offer custom strategies for combating odors in such situations.


Christopher B. Burke Engineering VP Receives Award

The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE) honored Kay Whitlock, PE, D.WRE and vice president for Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd. with the 2019 Service to the Academy Award. The recognition came at a ceremony during the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Congress in Pittsburgh.

In choosing Whitlock for the award, the AAWRE cited “her indelible contributions to the AAWRE, championing post-license board certification, and advancing the practice in water resources engineering.” The award was established in 2014 to recognize an individual who demonstrated outstanding and exemplary service and contributions to the academy.

Kay Whitlock
Kay Whitlock, PE, D.WRE and vice president for Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd.


Brown and Caldwell Receives Honors From AWWA Rocky Mountain Chapter

The city of Nampa and Brown and Caldwell announced receivership of two regional honors for infrastructure improvements undertaken at the city of Nampa’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

Awarded project of the year by the American Public Works Assn. Rocky Mountain Chapter, and 2019’s best water/stormwater project by the American Council of Engineering Companies Idaho Chapter, Nampa’s WWTP Project Group A was hailed a best-in-class solution in meeting nutrient removal and water quality requirements.


Buckeye Valve Rebrands as JMC Technical Sales

Buckeye Valve rebranded as JMC Technical Sales, released a new logo and launched a new website.

Originally established in 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio, Buckeye Valve provided valve repair and testing services to the region. As a Kunkle Safety Relief Valve assembler, Buckeye Valve was also American Society of Mechanical Engineers board certified to assemble, test and repair safety relief valves.