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Ametek Inc., Paoli, Pa., has acquired Spectro Beteiligungs GmbH, the holding company of Spectro Analytical Instruments GmbH & Co KG and its affiliates. Spectro is a leading global supplier of atomic spectroscopy analytical instrumentation. The company was acquired from an investor group led by German Equity Partners BV. Visit www.ametek.com.
Arcadis, Arnhem, The Netherlands, announced that it has entered into an asset/share purchase arrangement with the Denver-based firm of Greystone Environmental Consultants and related group of companies. Greystone is a diversified environmental consulting entity specializing in providing environmental planning, science and engineering services to industrial and governmental clients. The business has offices in Colorado, California, Arizona, Wyoming and Alberta, Canada. Visit www.arcadis-us.com.
Dakota Software, Rochester, N.Y., announced that Fuji Hunt Photographic Chemicals Inc. has licensed Auditor and Tracer for providing expert guidance managing and tracking compliance issues. Fuji Hunt had been relying on outside consultants to verify compliance, but wanted their employees to have more direct responsibility for day-to-day compliance. With Dakota software, Fuji Hunt's corporate and facility staff now participates firsthand in the audit and corrective action tracking process. Visit www.dakotasoft.com.
Ecovation Inc., Victor, N.Y., announced it has acquired the business and assets of Krofta Technologies Corp. Based in Dalton, Mass., Krofta is a worldwide leader in high-performance dissolved air flotation (DAF) and integrated DAF and filtration water and wastewater treatment systems. Krofta will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecovation, expanding the company's offerings beyond its cornerstone anaerobic biological treatment product, Mobilized Film Technology. Visit www.ecovation.com
Emerson, Austin, Texas, announced it has acquired Solartron Mobrey from The Roxboro Group PLC (RXO) of the United Kingdom. The British company will be renamed Mobrey Measurement and become part of Emerson Process Management. Complementing Emerson's established measurement brands, which include Rosemount, Micro Motion, Brooks, Saab Rosemount and Daniel, the acquisition includes all Solartron Mobrey technologies, services, manufacturing facilities and employees. Visit www.emersonprocess.com or www.solartron.com.
Environmental Power Corp., Portsmouth, N.H., in collaboration with Dairyland Power Cooperative, has formally commissioned the first of its electricity generating anaerobic digester systems. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held June 22, 2005, at the Five Star Dairy in Elk Mound, Wis., to commemorate this milestone. Visit www.environmentalpower.com.
Infilco Degremont, Richmond, Va., announced that the cities of Shreveport, La. and Toledo, Ohio are two recent purchasers of the company's DensaDeg® High-rate Clarifier/Thickener technology. The DensaDeg combines mixing, solids recirculation, sludge thickening, and clarification in one unit, thereby treating highly turbid CSO wastewater flow in approximately 25-percent less space than many other clarifiers. Visit www.infilcodegremont.com.
Lab21, Fareham, England, has acquired the assets of environmental testing specialists Monitoring Technologies Intl. Pty Ltd. (trading as MTI Diagnostics). Lab21 will integrate the business into its newly created industrial services division to offer instruments and test kits for field, laboratory and process testing. Visit www.mtidiagnostics.com or www.lab21.com.
Marathon Sensors Inc. announced the opening of its wholly owned subsidiary in Beijing, China. Marathon Monitors and Control Systems Corporation (Beijing) Ltd. will provide sales and service for Marathon's sensor, instrumentation and control systems products to the Pacific Rim. Visit www.marathonsensors.com.
Purafil ESD, Doraville, Ga., recently provided the Besos WWTP in Barcelona with nearly 100 of the company's Drum-Scrubber odor control systems for a massive renovation project. The WWTP, which is located near Barcelona beaches and serves six towns and more than 2 million people, will be integrated into the urban design of a recently recovered area of the city. The 900,000-sq. foot, completely covered facility will sit beneath four luxury hotels, a convention center and a public square containing an amusement park. Visit www.purafil.com.
SCS Engineers, Long Beach, Calif., for the second consecutive year, has been ranked the nation's top Solid Waste consulting firm (in terms of revenue) by McGraw-Hill's July 2005 issue of Engineering News-Record magazine. Visit www.scsengineers.com.
Seepex Inc. recently completed a major expansion at their American headquarters in Enon, Ohio. The addition marked a 30-percent increase in total facility space, resulting in 26,000 sq. feet to accommodate consistent growth since their last building expansion in 1999. This addition, completed in April 2005, allows for a 42.6-percent increase in factory space and a 20-percent increase in office space. Visit www.seepex.com
Severn Trent Services, Fort Washington, Pa., received six awards from the Florida Water Environment Association. Six wastewater treatment facilities owned by the Florida Governmental Utility Authority and operated by Severn Trent received awards for safety and operational excellence at the 80th Annual Florida Water Environment Association Meeting held during the Florida Water Resources Conference in Jacksonville on April 26, 2005. Visit www.severntrentservices.com.
Solvay Chemicals Inc., Houston, responding to increased customer demand, has expanded its Trona production facility in Green River, Wyo. The expansion increased the capacity of the company's high-assay T-200® Trona from 80,000 short tons/year to 320,000 short tons/year. Capacity for coarse T-50® Trona was expanded from 120,000 short tons/year to 350,000 short tons/year. Visit www.solvay.com.
Stormwater Management Inc. and Vortechnics Inc., announced that they have united as Stormwater360™. The new company identity was launched at StormCon, the North American Surface Water Quality Conference & Exposition in Orlando. In April, Stormwater Management joined forces with Vortechnics when it became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Contech® Construction Products Inc., a comprehensive civil engineering site solutions product and services company based in Middletown, Ohio. With the launch of Stormwater360, the firms will continue the integration of their operations. Visit www.stormwaterinc.com or www.vortechnics.com.
USFilter announced the formation of its new Environmental Services Group. The group is part of the company's Services and Products division and brings together the leading brands for media and services in groundwater, air and process water treatment. These brands include Westates Carbon, Recovery Services, USFilter Perchlorate Remediation, and Midas® OCM. The new team will be headed by Brent Hillier and headquartered out of the Roseville, Minn. facility. Visit www.usfilter.com.
Zenon Environmental, Oakville, Ontario has received a purchase order for its first drinking water treatment plant in New York State. The plant uses both of the company's main products, which together will deliver a total of 20 million gallons, or 94,635 cubic meters, of drinking water per day using two separate systems, the ZeeWeed 500 Series and 1,000 Series of membranes. Visit www.zenon.com.