Industry News - July 2019

Franklin Electric names new managers

Franklin Electric named new managers. Chris Downey is territory manager for the north-central region. Downey oversees distribution and sales for Franklin Electric’s Pioneer Pump and FPS brand products throughout the U.S. sales territory of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin, along with the Canadian sales territory of Manitoba.

Shane Wright is territory manager for the southeast region. Wright oversees distribution and sales for Franklin Electric’s Pioneer Pump and FPS brand products throughout Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Shane Wright
Chris Downey

OneWater announces first Algaewheel system in Iowa

OneWater announced the award of its first project in Iowa. The project at the West Lake Park Wastewater Treatment Plant includes installation of a 10,000-gpd average dry-weather flow Algaewheel wastewater treatment plant. The Algaewheel process uses daylight for energy and optimizes the mutually symbiotic relationship between algae and bacteria for a low-energy treatment system. The new plant replaces an activated sludge facility.

Infiltrator Water Technologies purchases Presby Environmental Inc. (PEI)

Infiltrator Water Technologies announced the purchase of Presby Environmental Inc. (PEI). Presby Environmental manufactures the Enviro-Septic, Advanced Enviro-Septic, EnviroFin and other wastewater treatment technologies.

“We are excited to be able to expand our products with the proven Presby Environmental product line. The family of Presby Environmental products complements Infiltrator’s core business and helps to strengthen our industry leadership position. The combination of Infiltrator and Presby Environmental supports our vision to reimagine and revolutionize onsite water management,” says Roy E. Moore Jr., president and CEO of Infiltrator Water Technologies.


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