Sep 13, 2019

Business News: Metropolitan Ind. Inc. Acquires Emmons Pump & Control

Anhueser-Busch pilots Baswood biological wastewater treatment technology & Lagunitas Brewing Co. hosts Water for People fundrasier

Employees of Emmons Pump & Control outside the business in front of the company's logo
Emmons Employees Pictured Left to Right: Beth Lounsbury, Drew Fox, Trent Emmons, Chris Roloson, Kim Emmons, Logan Geurtze, Nick Robinson, Ryan Frank, Eric Bashford.

Metropolitan Ind. Acquires Emmons Pump & Control

Acquisition seeks to demonstrate passion for developing & expanding products in the water & wastewater industry

Metropolitan Ind., a water management and technology solutions company, acquired Emmons Pump & Control Aug. 27, 2019.

Metropolitan Ind. maintained a vision of being a single source for quality pumps and ancillary equipment that serves the water and wastewater industries. Its complete systems approach is a natural fit for Emmons Pump & Control as it continues to demonstrate its passion for developing and expanding products for the water and wastewater industry—just as it has for more than 60 years.

“Our acquisition of Emmons Pump & Control complements our overall product offering and will help in the continuous growth of Metropolitan Ind.,” said John Kochan, Jr., president of Metropolitan Ind.. “The acquisition also adds to our capacity and geographic presence to provide water and wastewater pumping equipment to our customers on a national level.”


Anheuser-Busch Pilots Baswood Biological Wastewater Treatment Technology

Karbach Brewing Co. beer handles in line along a bar wall

The two companies are achieving sustainability benchmarks for watershed impact, municipal plant loading & community relations 

In 2018, AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, called on scientists, technologists and disruptors to develop solutions to 10 of its greatest global sustainability challenges as a part of its 100+ Accelerator program. Baswood, a wastewater and biosolids management solutions company, answered the call with its BioViper technology, presenting a new, effective and efficient approach to wastewater management.

Through the 100+ Accelerator program, Anheuser-Busch and Baswood partnered to pilot the proprietary BioViper technology at Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston, Texas, one of the brewer’s local craft partners looking for solutions to protect water quality in its local community by pretreating wastewater before discharging it to the city of Houston.

Inspired by the filtration processes of a natural body of water, BioViper features two patented Baswood technologies—the aerobic/anaerobic integrated media system (AIMS) and dry cycle aerobic/anaerobic digestion (DCAD)—in a vertically aligned system to maximize treatment efficiency, using up to 60% less electricity than conventional technologies. It also is self-contained. All treatment takes place in enclosed reactors that resemble the stainless-steel tanks used for beer-brewing, taking up minimal physical footprint and effectively controlling odor.


Lagunitas Brewing Co. Hosts Water For People Fundraiser

Come spend a night of hallows at Lagunitas Brewery on October 29th, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (last call at 8:00 p.m.). All beer purchase proceeds go towards raising money for Water For People. There will be 50/50 and raffle prizes! There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket included in each registration. Free parking lot on site. Private space includes various board games, arcade games, and networking with some of the industry's best professionals.

Register for the Water For People Fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewing Co.

The cost for Illinois Section American Water Works Assn. members is $25 and the cost for non-members is $50. The event also is accepting sponsorships for $100 which can be selected during event registration. Sponsorship includes logo on signage and name recognition at the event along with 1 attendee ticket. Sponsors are highly encouraged to bring a $50 raffle prize. Deadline for sponsorships is Oct. 21, 2019.


DuPont Water Solutions Announces Principal Sponsorship of Aquatech Amsterdam

Global water company expresses eagerness to exchange ideas & learn about new technologies

DuPont Water Solutions, is the principal sponsor and a key exhibitor at Aquatech Amsterdam 2019, a major trade exhibition for process, drinking and wastewater. The four-day event at RAI Amsterdam, taking place November 5 to 8, will be attended by more than 25,000 water industry professionals eager to exchange ideas and learn about the latest technologies for the rapidly evolving sector.

“Aquatech is an important event that encourages the exchange of knowledge and showcases solutions that are reshaping the way we think about water,” said Alexander Lane, commercial director at DuPont Water Solutions. “Our business is delighted once again to demonstrate our commitment to the circular economy and the development of innovative products that enable our customers to achieve their goals in the face of the challenges posed by water competition, ever tighter regulation and huge demographic changes. Our optimism, reliability and track record of delivering quality give us the tools to embrace the responsibility of protecting water – the precious molecules of life.” 

DuPont Water Solutions will be exhibiting in hall 1, stand 104, showcasing water treatment products and integrated technologies that facilitate conservation, reuse and savings. Visitors will have direct access to experts, as well as multi-technology platforms—including ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ion exchange resins and electrodeionization—that unlock new possibilities for water.


Seeq Presentations & Partners Featured at OSIsoft PI World User Conference

Three presentations highlight expanding use of Seeq advanced analytics to find insights in production data sets for process manufacturers

Screenshot from Seeq monitoring program with sine waves

Seeq, a provider of advanced analytics solutions for process manufacturing companies, will be a Gold Sponsor at OSIsoft PI World Gothenburg. This event is the largest gathering of OSIsoft customers and partners outside the U.S., from September 16 to 19.

Seeq builds on machine learning and big data technologies to speed time to insight for diagnostic, descriptive and predictive analytics. Seeq presentations and partner discussions will cover results typical of the benefits Seeq customers are realizing in the oil & gas, power, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and beverage and other process industries.

"The passion to generate even more value from data in the OSIsoft PI System and deliver customer-centric solutions from our partner community is truly remarkable," said Michael Kanellos, IoT analyst for OSIsoft. "Together, Seeq and OSIsoft can help companies improve their operations and production outcomes through advanced analytics as demonstrated by our shared customers and partners."


Electrofusion Guides for HDPE Pipe Published by the Municipal Advisory Board

An electrofusion pipe joint in a dirt trench

Read How to Make Proper HDPE Electrofusion Joint

Two guides detailing the steps for electrofusing joints and couplings for a HDPE pipelines are available for free at the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc.’s (PPI) website. Published by the Municipal Advisory Board – MAB, the two documents are: MAB Generic Electrofusion Procedure for Field Joining of 12 Inch and Small Polyethylene (PE) Pipe (MAB-01-2017) and MAB Generic Electrofusion Procedure for Field Joining of 14 inch to 30 Inch Polyethylene (PE) Pipe (MAB-02-2017). MAB serves as an independent, non-commercial adviser to the Municipal & Industrial Division of PPI, the major North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry.

Both documents provide the proper procedures, equipment, installers’ training, testing, inspection and qualification for electrofusing HDPE pipe. Those who are trained and qualified in accordance with these MAB documents demonstrate that they also have the knowledge and understanding of the general procedures and techniques of ASTM F1290.

Download MAB-01-2017 to get the electrofusing joints guide.

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