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ESS, Tempe, Ariz., announced that it has opened ESS China, its Beijing-based office that will offer the company's software platform to organizations in Greater China and throughout the Asia Pacific region. The company celebrated its grand opening event, featuring local executives and civic leaders, on March 26 at the Beijing American Club. Visit www.ess-home.com.
The Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill., and the Southeast Cement Council sponsored a solidification/stabilization treatment seminar and site tour April 22 in St. Simons Island, Ga. Attendees toured the Brunswick Wood Superfund Site in Brunswick, Ga., where more than 60,000 cu. yards of wood preservative-impacted soil and sediment will be treated ex-situ. Visit www.cement.org.
Hatch Mott MacDonald, a Millburn, N.J.-based engineering firm, received the Grand Award in the 2008 Engineering Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey. The firm was cited for its design of modifications to the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant. The changes enabled the facility to open after a series of deficiencies had caused the plant to fail its acceptance test and be shut down. Visit www.hatchmott.com.
Mistras Group Inc., Princeton Junction, N.J., has acquired Controlled Vibrations Inc. (CVI), Doylestown, Pa. CVI's core business covers a variety of predictive maintenance company services, including vibration, walk-around programs, infrared thermography surveys, oil analysis, ultrasonics, motor condition monitoring and strain gage materials testing, and stress analysis. Visit www.mistrasgroup.com.
PerkinElmer, Pittsburgh, announced the Ettre Award, a new award to honor a young scientist in the field of gas chromatography. The award is named after Leslie S. Ettre, a distinguished professor in the field of chromatography who was a key scientist at Perkin Elmer Corp. for 32 years before retiring in 1990. The award is eligible to all gas chromatographers ages 35 or younger who present papers at the International Symposia on Capillary Chromatography. Visit www.perkinelmer.com/EttreAward.
TZA Consulting, Long Grove, Ill., is offering companies free transportation strategy assessments. According to the firm, the reviews will help companies better understand the state of their current transportation operations and provide a solid basis for future strategies to make them more efficient and productive. Visit tzaconsulting.com.
Graver Technologies LLC, Lakewood, Colo., has received the State of Colorado's Acceptance Review for use of the company's cartridge filter models QCR, QMA and ZTEC-B as a filtration technology that meets Surface Water Treatment Rule requirements for giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium removal. Visit www.gravertech.com.