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Grundfos WaterPRO Championship Winner
Grundfos named its WaterPRO Champion at the National Groundwater Association Groundwater Week in Las Vegas. Jason Johnson of A-1 Water Well Service in Lindsborg, Kan. had the guts to take home the $10,000 prize and the glory of being named the first WaterPRO Champion.
Grundfos held local qualifying competitions throughout the year, tasking participants with assembling a Grundfos 4” SP pump end. Those with the 12 fastest times overall were invited to participate in the semifinals at NGWA. At NGWA, two semifinal walk-on spots were available for show attendees who wanted to try their hand at the challenge at Grundfos’ booth.
Danfoss Expansion in Tallahasse, Fla.
A ceremony was held in Tallahassee for the Danfoss expansion project.The project expands the current facility by 44,000 square ft.
Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey was flanked by city and county leaders and Danfoss executives as they broke ground at the expansion site. The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency says the facility will create 120 permanent jobs and is projected to generate $129.8 million in total economic output. Danfoss engineers and manufactures technologies used in areas of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery.
Pioneering Borders Wastewater Site Celebrates Milestone
Galafoot Wastewater Treatment Plant in Galashiels now generates more energy than it uses. To mark the renewable generation milestone a plaque will be put up at the site which sits next to on the bank of the River Tweed. The site generates the electricity from sewage sludge, the semi-solid by-product of wastewater treatment – using a technique called Combined Heat and Power.
Krohne Wins MassEcon Economic Impact Award
Krohne, Inc. has announced it was one of 15 Massachusetts firms named a winner of the MassEcon Impact Awards, which recognize companies for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. The Fifteenth Annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award winners were selected on the basis of job growth, facility expansion, investment, and community involvement since Jan. 1, 2017. Krohne received a silver award for the Northeast Region, recognizing its recent $25.5 million expansion, which added 54,000 square ft and 13 jobs. The new facility includes a state of the art flow and level instrument manufacturing and calibration facility interconnected to a new two story office building, tripling the floor space.
“Krohne is so pleased to be included among this group of expanding Massachusetts companies,” said Stephan Mimler, CEO of Krohne Inc. “Producing our industry-leading process measurement instrumentation in Massachusetts provides a broader range of resources to serve customer needs better."
Envirosight has hired Robert Lindner to serve as Chief Operating Officer.