Mar 27, 2020

Business News: 03/27/2020

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Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on facility openings, business mergers and purchases, changes in personnel and award notifications, among others in the water and wastewater treatment industries. If you have business news briefs you would like included in this weekly round up, please email the press release, photo and a link to the post on your website to [email protected] with the subject line "Business News Round Up." One news item per company per week will be posted.

Local Engineering Firm Earns National Honor

W.K. Dickson & Co., has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA), for its role in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Raw Water Project in Boone, North Carolina.

The $42 million project increases the capacity of Boone’s water treatment plant to 4.5 mgd. In addition to being the largest public infrastructure project in Boone’s history, the expanded plant is also home to North Carolina’s first infiltration gallery, a network of perforated pipes laid below the water table that collect groundwater to augment other raw water sources. The project also includes a new raw water intake, booster pumping station and 12 miles of water transmission main. 

The project is eligible for additional honors as part of a record 203 entries this year, representing engineering excellence from throughout the nation and the world. 

Flexicon Granted Waiver as Supplier to Essential Industries 

Flexicon Co., has been granted a waiver by the State of Pennsylvania to continue operating during the COVID-19 outbreak, due to its role in the supply chain for life-sustaining businesses, announced David Gill, the company’s president.

“We successfully demonstrated that numerous Flexicon U.S. customers operate in essential industries and rely on our equipment and parts to continue manufacturing vital products,” said Gill. “We remain in close contact with our supply chain to ensure prompt delivery of components needed to complete orders, and with our logistics partners to deliver those orders on time.”

The company is safeguarding the health of employees through facility sanitizing, limiting personal contact, and allowing employees who work primarily online to do so remotely.

Flexicon’s manufacturing operations in the UK, Australia and South Africa also remain open and fully functional, according to the press release.

Water Foundry and Atlantean Media Announce Partnership 

Water Foundry and Atlantean Media announced a partnership to provide integrated business strategy, brand development and communications services to global water technology solution providers and multinational companies.

“We acknowledge the world has dramatically changed in a very short period of time,” said Will Sarni, CEO of Water Foundry. “The crisis we face together has made it even more important that we solve water and accelerate the digital transformation of the water sector. We are impatient and have a bias for action. Water Foundry and Atlantean are committed to arming our clients with innovation in technologies, business models, financing and partnerships that drive the future of water forward while adapting to the changing business environment.”

Offerings of the partnership include:

  • Business strategy
  • Thought leadership
  • Communications, marketing and public relations
  • Brand development
  • Investor introductions
  • Building an ecosystem of business relationships to support strategic growth
  • Development and execution of digital content, learning and gatherings

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