May 31, 2019

Business News Round Up - May 31

Mueller Water Products open new Echologics location; Granite acquires assets of Lametti & Sons Inc.

Mueller Water Products open new Echologics location
Mueller Water Products open new Echologics location in Toronto.

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Mueller Water Products Opens New Ecohologics Location

Mueller Water Products opened new Echologics office in Toronto, Canada. The facility serves as a Mueller Engineering Center of Excellence, focusing on the development of Echologics leak detection and condition assessment technologies for water mains. The 1,858 sq meter (20,000 sq ft) facility has more than 60 employees with room to grow in both the office and warehouse.

“We needed a space that would allow us to continue to grow and we wanted to create a collaborative atmosphere that reflects our culture of innovation and is attractive to top talent,” said Eric Stacey, Echologics general manager for Mueller Water Products.


Granite Acquires Assets of Lametti & Sons Inc.

Granite Construction Inc. strengthened its position in the water and wastewater market by acquiring assets of Lametti & Sons Inc. (Lametti). Lametti is one of the original certified installers of the Inliner CIPP product. As part of this transaction, Granite acquired assets and equipment related to Lametti’s CIPP business.

“We are excited about the opportunities that this acquisition provides as we continue to build our capabilities and position ourselves as a national leader in the water and wastewater markets,” said James H. Roberts, Granite president and CEO. “This is another step in the execution of our strategic plan which includes strong organic growth through our core business lines, acquisitions in the water and wastewater markets, and additional growth and geographical diversification in our vertically integrated business.”


Endress+Hauser Grows

Endress+Hauser experienced growth across all regions, sectors and product areas in 2018. The company increased sales and profits, invested in the industry and created hundreds of jobs worldwide.

“The bottom line is, 2018 was a good year for Endress+Hauser worldwide,” said CEO Matthias Altendorf at the company’s annual media conference in Basel. The company increased net sales by 9.5% to 2.455 billion euros, despite foreign exchange rates. Sales also grew by 12.7%.

Endress+Hauser headquarters


Utilis to Present at AWWA ACE 2019 Conference and Expo

Utilis will present “Demystifying Satellite-Based Leak Detection,” at a session for AWWA’s 2019 Annual Conference and Expo (ACE), taking place June 10 to 12 at the Colorado Convention Center. Presentations by outside consultants at the conference will include case studies from the Utilis customer base. Utilis also will participate in a live interview podcast and have a booth at the exposition in space #4407.

“Our work is included in multiple case studies that are being presented at the conference, which is incredibly exciting,” said Elly Perets, CEO of Utilis, who will attend from Israel. “The fact that other consultants have independently chosen to present our solution demonstrates the success of our technology, and this is the biggest compliment possible.”


Networking News

  • Tintometer Inc. named Kyle Keaffaber region sales manager of Process Instruments.

  • Seepex hired Dale Parrett as director of application engineering, and Mark Yingling as director of product and market management.