March 2013, Vol. 25, No.3


The Spotsylvania County (Va.) Livingston Composting Facility in Fredericksburg received a Composting Systems Gold Excellence Award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (Silver Spring, Md.). The award is conferred on distinguished waste programs and facilities that promote and improve environmentally and economically sound solid waste management via progressive designs, operations, and community impact. The plant has the capacity to recycle 26,535 Mg/yr (29,250 ton/yr) of biosolids, with additional capacity to double production to 145 Mg/d (160 ton/d). 


Raftelis Financial Consultants Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.) opened a new office at 401 Congress Ave., Suite 1540, Austin, TX 78701. The office will focus on financial, rate, and management consulting for water industry utilities. 


Victaulic (Easton, Pa.), a supplier of mechanical pipe-joining systems, acquired the desalination business of MTS Valves and Technology Inc. (Bizkaia, Spain), which designs and manufactures valves for the global desalination market.  


Watersurplus (Loves Park, Ill.), a full-service solution provider for water treatment equipment, appointed Steven M. Johnson vice president of operations. He is responsible for directing engineering, manufacturing, startup, and service for all new, rental, and refurbished equipment. 


Burns & McDonnell (Kansas City, Mo.) hired Wayne Haynie as regional water practice manager in the Atlanta office. He brings extensive project management and operational experience for municipal and industrial clients in the water and wastewater industries. 


CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) announced that its projects, the Gippsland Water Factory in Victoria, Australia, and the Empire Generating Power Plant in Rensselaer, N.Y., have earned 2012 WateReuse Awards from the WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.), an international group of organizations and individuals working together to improve and increase local water supplies. 

The Gippsland Water Factory received the International Award, and the Empire Generating Power Plant received the Industrial Project of the Year Award. The WateReuse awards honor projects and people worldwide that have made significant contributions to water reuse. The awards also recognize projects that advance alternative sources of water supply or offer a novel approach to meeting local water needs. 


The American Public Works Association (Washington, D.C.) named Elizabeth Treadway as its 2012–2013 president. Treadway also leads the association as chair of its 17-member board of directors. She has been with the association for 13 years. Her responsibilities have included leading the water resource practice area and working with officials from many locations on solving water resource issues. 


Phigenics LLC (Naperville, Ill.) appointed John Tillotson chief marketing officer. He will lead and develop the company’s evolving product and service offerings, training, certification programs, and corporate strategy. 


ITT Corp. (White Plains, N.Y.) acquired Joh. Heinr. Bornemann GmbH (Obernkirchen, Germany), a provider of highly engineered pumps and systems for the oil and gas industry, as well as the industrial, food, and pharmaceutical sectors. The transaction was valued at 206 million (US$274 million). 


The Milwaukee Water Council was selected as the inaugural winner of the Growing Blue Award by attendees and leaders from the public and private sector at the 2012 American Water Summit in Chicago. Growing Blue is a collaborative online resource ( ) promoting awareness of water issues and solutions. The award recognizes individuals, organizations, and government entities for advancing public understanding of how water is as essential to economic and social growth as it is to sustaining the environment. The council was recognized for comprehensive efforts to build collaboration among regional companies, governments, universities, and entrepreneurs that support economic growth and how it positions Milwaukee as an important global water hub.  


Telvent (Fort Collins, Colo.), an information technology and industrial automation company, changed its name to Schneider Electric. 


Anvil International (Portsmouth, N.H.), a manufacturer of pipe fittings, pipe hangers, and piping support systems, acquired all of the assets of North Alabama Pipe Corp. (Guntersville, Ala.), a provider of pipe-fabrication equipment and fire-protection fabrication equipment. 


Apex Cos. LLC (Rockville, Md.), a national energy, water resources, and environmental consulting and engineering firm, opened new offices in greater Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Northern California, and Syracuse, N.Y. All four locations will serve as field offices to support expanding environmental and engineering work in the water and stormwater service industries.