Water Well Journal

August 2016

Water Well Journal

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Grundfos Pumps Corp. appointed Dieter Sauer as re- gional managing director of the Americas region. In this role, Sauer will oversee all aspects of the global pump manufacturer's North and South American business, including driving regional growth and maintaining a top-motivated employee workforce. Sauer holds more than 20 years of pump indus- try experience, most recently serving as President of Grundfos Water Utility, the Grundfos-owned water utility company based in Aurora, Illinois. Boart Longyear appointed professor Anton Kepic as the Boart Longyear professorial chair at Curtin University, based in Western Australia. The $1.4 million investment to the university will support high-profile research in exploration geophysics, including the development of advanced instrumentation and the expansion of research capabilities in instrumenta- tion and logging-while- drilling (LWD) technology. Loveland, Colorado-based company Hach is breaking ground on a multimillion dol- lar research and development facility on its existing two- building campus. The official groundbreaking ceremony was scheduled at the future construction site, south of the facility. The new building will be almost 86,000 square feet and will house state-of-the- art work spaces for Hach's development teams, with multiple testing and develop- ment laboratories. All exist- ing research laboratories and facilities will move into the new building, providing associates with the most advanced equipment and resources while creating room to expand and add associate work spaces in the existing buildings. SJE-Rhombus, a manufac- turer of control solutions for water and wastewater appli- cations, conducted product training in June for 20 atten- dees representing a variety of distributors, installers, origi- nal equipment manufacturers, and manufacturer's represen- tative agencies at its manu- facturing headquarters located in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Numa, a designer and manufacturer of DTH ham- mers and bits, has launched a new website (www.numa hammers.com) to provide viewers with an agile, inter- active, and informative site detailing its drilling technology. Industry NEWSMAKERS NEW APPOINTMENTS TRAINING NEWS ON THE WEB BUSINESS GROWTH Dieter Sauer Anton Kepic Henry King III of AquaFlow Pump & Supply Co. passed away on May 21 at his home in North East, Maryland. King, 59, joined the family business in 1978, which he grew over the years to 11 locations in four states. He was an active member of the Water Systems Council, a member of the National Ground Water Association, and other industry associations. Burnet Chalmers of Milby Co. established the Water Well Trust Henry King III Memorial Fund with contri- butions going to provide a water well for a needy family. IN MEMORIAM Henry King III US Warehouse: Dallas TX | Australasian Warehouse: Sydney, NSW kwik-ZIP® is a registered trademark of kwik-ZIP Pty Ltd Certifi ed to ISO 9001: 2000 CENTRALIZER & SPACER SYSTEMS FOR THE DRILLING & CIVIL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES The COST-EFFICIENT and HASSLE-FREE way to centralize all your casing, screen and drop pipe applications. • Suits diameters 0.70" (18mm) up to 63" (1600mm) and above • Multiple bow heights-numerous ID-OD combinations • Curved profi le for easy insertion into borehole/casing • Integrated rubber pads (HD Series) to prevent slippage • Rapid and simple on-site assembly • No metal parts USA Sales Offi ce (Dallas TX) 972-790-0160 For product prices and ordering information please contact sales@kwikzip.com Or visit us online for details of your nearest distributor at: w w w . k w i k z i p . c o m "These centralizers have provided excellent centering capability and a resulting grout job that meets all specifications. …It's a good product and after recent failures with stainless centralizers, I am real happy to see a product with good strength properties available for contractors to use." Jim Frazee, Hydrogeologist Florida USA. waterwelljournal.com 54 August 2016 WWJ

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