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Mergers & AcquisitionsAmerican Air Liquide Holdings Inc., an affiliate of Air Liquide, Newcastle-under-Lyme, U.K., has finalized the purchase of Scott Specialty Gases Inc., Plumsteadville, Pa., an international producer of specialty gases and gas delivery systems. The company will now be known as Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC. The transaction was held up last fall while obtaining clearance from the U.S. antitrust authorities. Fred Merz had owned and led Scott Specialty Gases since 1977.
Megtec Systems, De Pere, Wis., announced that Norbord has chosen the company to supply two of its Cleanswitch RTOs for a Cordele, Ga., mill. The oxidizers will collect off-gases from four existing direct-fired OSB dryers on Line 1. Including these units, Norbord will have installed 19 oxidizer units from the company over the last four years. Visit www.megtec.com.
American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV L.P., Hatfield, Pa., announced that its newly formed Brooks Instrument LLC has acquired the Brooks Instrument division of Emerson Electric Co. The transaction took place on Dec. 31, 2007. Brooks is a supplier of flow measurement and control devices to the low flow application market. AIP is a private equity investment firm. Visit www.aipartners.com.
SCS Engineers, Long Beach, Calif., recently acquired Environmental Health Services Inc., a small firm headquartered in northern Las Vegas that specializes in occupational health and safety consultation. The company will now operate as the Environmental Health Services division of SCS Engineers, and serve as the firm’s Nevada satellite office. Visit www.scsengineers.com.
Hexagon, a Swedish company, has entered into separate agreements to acquire two American companies, Surveyors Service Co. and Haselbach Surveying Instruments. Both California-based companies are providers of precision measurement products, repair services, training and technical support for professionals in the field of surveying and construction. Hexagon plans to continue operations under existing management in both operations. Visit www.hexagon.se/en.
Awards & RecognitionVeolia Environmental Services’ Philadelphia facility has been accepted into OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). OSHA recognized the Lombard, Ill.-based company for its outstanding efforts in achieving exemplary occupational safety and health compliance. The facility joined the VPP at the Star Award level, the highest level granted. Visit www.VeoliaES.com.
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Elmwood Park, N.J., has been awarded the ZweigWhite Pinnacle Award for outstanding revenue growth and employee satisfaction. Only 10 civil engineering firms in the United States are awarded this distinction. The firm was chosen for its ability to significantly grow revenues while having a great work environment. Firms earn the Pinnacle Award for being listed on two prestigious rankings: The Zweig Letter Hot FirmList and Civil Engineering News Magazine’s “Best Firms Contest.” Visit www.langan.com
PE peoplePete Dyke has joined Arcadis U.S., Denver, as CFO and executive vice president for the company’s U.S. operations. Dyke was the Day 1 supervisor when Agilent Technologies spun off from Hewlett Packard, and was instrumental in growing that company before joining Arcadis.
Chuck Gordon has been named the new president and CEO of Siemens Water Technologies, Warrendale, Pa. Effective Feb. 1, 2008, Gordon succeeded Roger Radke as head of the Siemens Division of Industry Solutions. Radke is moving on to a new position in Siemens’ healthcare business.
Justin McElhattan has been elected president and COO by Industrial Scientific’s board of directors. He will take over a newly created position at the Pittsburgh-based company, and will be responsible for integrating and growing the corporation’s worldwide gas monitoring business.
Woolpert Inc., Cincinnati, recently announced that Michael R. Flannery, P.E., has become its CEO and president effective Jan. 1, 2008.
Robert E. Crowley has been named Senior Principal Scientist at Mactec Engineering & Consulting, Pittsburgh. Crowley brings more than 20 years of environmental consulting experience. He has worked on over 120 sites in 22 states, providing technical service on sites under RCRA, CERCLA and TSCA enforcement actions.
Nisha Sizemore is joining August Mack Environmental Inc. as senior technical manager. The Indianapolis firm recently announced the hiring of the former branch chief of the Indiana DEM Office of Air Quality Permits. Sizemore has spent her entire post-collegiate career working for the department. She will be responsible for overseeing and managing the air permitting process for all clients.