Aug 23, 2019

Business News Round Up - Aug. 23, 2019

MFG Chemical plants win award; Filanc & Brown and Caldwell joint venture selected for water supply project

MFG Chemical plants win award
MFG Chemical plants win award.

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Three MFG Chemical Plants Win ‘Award of Excellence’ 

MFG Chemical received three ‘Awards of Excellence’ for workplace safety at each of its three Dalton, Ga., area plants, from the state of Georgia’s Department of Labor.

To qualify for this award, a location or facility must have achieved at least 250 work days during the previous calendar year with no days away from work due to workplace injuries or illnesses.


Filanc & Brown and Caldwell Joint Venture Selected for Agriculture Water Supply Project

A joint venture between Filanc and Brown and Caldwell is the design-builder for the City of Escondido’s Membrane Filtration Reverse Osmosis Facility for Agriculture (MFRO Facility) project.

The MFRO facility is considered a sustainable and cost-effective measure in alleviating Escondido’s stressed wastewater infrastructure while providing local agriculture growers with a new, high-quality irrigation supply.


Abstracts for AWWA ACE20 Due Aug. 29

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) is accepting abstracts for its Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE20) until Thursday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. MT. ACE20 will be held June 14 to 17, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.

AWWA is soliciting presentations for the conference's professional program, which will also be included in the conference proceedings. AWWA is also accepting poster submissions, pre-conference workshops and special topic sessions.


American Institute of Hydrology Recognizes Christopher Burke with Linsley Award

The American Institute of Hydrology named Christopher B. Burke, PhD, P.E., D.WRE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAC and president of CBBEL, the recipient of the 2019 Ray K. Linsley Award for surface water hydrology. Surface water hydrology includes the study of above-ground water, such as storm water, flood waters, rivers and reservoirs and the impact that these waters have on the environment around them.

The Linsley Award, named after surface water hydrologist and author Dr. Ray K. Linsley, is a national award established in 1986 to recognize those “who have made outstanding contributions in surface water hydrology.”

Chris Burke headshot


Xylem Named to Fortune “Change the World” List for Second Year in a Row

Xylem has been included on Fortune’s 2019 "Change the World" list for a second year running. The Change the World list is a ranking of 50 companies that have made a significant social impact through their core business strategy. 

Xylem was recognized for its work with customers and communities around the world to bring digital transformation to the water sector and create a more water-secure, sustainable world.


Networking News

  • Opto 22 named Josh Eastburn director of technical marketing.