February 2011, Vol. 23, No.2


Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) is designing the Lower Mill Creek Tunnel that could be a part of the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s Project Groundwork, a public works program designed to reduce combined sewer overflows by 85% and eliminate all sanitary sewer overflows.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, awarded a $9 millioncontract to SAK Construction (O’Fallon, Mo.) for the Old Mill Creek Phase 1A project for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. The company will rehabilitate the Old Mill Creek sewer and connecting sewers. The project is designed to eliminate or control related sewer overflows that affect both the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County.


Linda Morrison joined Golder Associates Inc. (Atlanta) as director of federal projects. Morrison recently retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where she was chief of operations in the Savannah (Ga.) District.


CST Industries Inc. (Lenexa, Kan.) announced the realignment of Engineered Storage Products Co. and Columbian Tec Tank to form the storage solution provider under the new company name, CST Storage (Lenexa).


RWL LLC (RWL; New York) has acquired a majority interest in Aeromix Systems Inc. (Minneapolis). With this acquisition and its portfolio of other companies, RWL will have an installed base in excess of 3000 water systems in more than 60 countries.


Sam Irrinki joined URS (San Francisco) as director of public-sector business development for the Austin, Texas, office. With more than 20 years of experience, Irrinki has received numerous awards, including the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) Environment Excellence Award.


Kleinfelder (San Diego) appointed Michael Kesler,a 14-year employee of the company, as chief operating officer. With more than 24 years of experience in operations management, team leadership, and market development, he will oversee operations for all of the company’s markets.


Hampton Roads Sanitation District (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. (Vancouver, British Columbia) won the Innovation Award from The National Council for Public–Private Partnerships (Arlington, Va.) for their struvite recovery facility, which incorporates Ostara’s Pearl® Nutrient Recovery Process at Hampton Roads’ Nansemond Treatment Plant in Suffolk, Va.


The New York Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association (Kansas City, Mo.) recognized the New York City Department ofEnvironmental Protection and Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers (D&B; Woodbury, N.Y.) with its Project of the Year Award for 2010. The award recognized the $140 million construction project to upgrade infrastructure in the area of the Gowanus Canal. The project includes D&B’s oxygenation transfer system.


Neil McAdam joined World Water Works Inc. (Oklahoma City) as vice president of industrial sales. He has 25 years of experience, including 16 years of sales experience in the water and wastewater industry.


Laurene Park joined GEI Consultants Inc. (Woburn, Mass.) as a senior project manager focusing on sustainable water and energy resources. With 26 years of experience, she will help GEI’s clients develop and implement sustainable strategies. Park will be located in the company’s Sacramento, Calif., office.

The Design–Build Institute of America (Washington, D.C.) recognized the United Water (Harrington Park, N.J.) Haworth (N.J.) Water Treatment Plant upgrade with a National Design–Build Excellence Award in the “water/wastewater more than $25 million” category. United Water partnered with CDM (Cambridge, Mass.) to design and build a $100 million upgrade to the company’s 757,000-m3/d (200-mgd) facility, which serves 800,000 people in northern New Jersey.


Nutrients PLUS (Virginia Beach, Va.) appointed Jeff Thrasher to head the company’s national distribution and business development. Thrasher has been a business owner and company representative in the fertilizer industry for 30 years. n


ISCO Industries (Louisville, Ky.) is building a 3716-m2 (40,000 ft2), 4-ha (10-ac) distribution facility in Kingman, Ariz. The facility will serve as a major hub in the area for ISCO, servicing most of the western United States.


Ashtead Technology (Houston) has been awarded ISO 9001 certification. The company also developed a “Gold Standard of Enquiry Handling,” an internal system to certify that all pertinent information is gathered from the customer to ensure that the most appropriate equipment is chosen. All employees are required to complete a training course on the system.


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