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November 2013

Porex sale completed

US private equity firm Aurora Capital Group has completed the sale of Porex Corp to Filtration Group. Porex is a 750-employee US business that develops and manufactures porous polymer products, including filters. William Midgette, president and CEO of Porex, said: “Aurora, and the board it put in place, have been incredible partners during a transformational period of growth for Porex. As a result of Aurora’s investment and support, we have …Read More

Schweitzer-Mauduit to acquire Delstar

Specialty paper producer Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc (SWM) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DelStar Inc in a US$231.5 million cash deal. DelStar, a portfolio company of investment firm American Capital Strategies, is a custom manufacturer of plastic and metal components used in filtration. Headquartered in Middletown, Delaware, DelStar has annual revenue of US$110 million. Seventy percent of DelStar’s revenue comes from filtration products, with the majority from reverse osmosis …Read More

NEW JOB – Controls Engineering Leader – Wastewater Systems

A leading manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment systems has need for a Controls Engineering Leader to provide controls design and programming for their membrane-based wastewater treatment systems.  This person will be the lead electrical engineer, coordinating the electrical, instrumentation and controls activities on assigned projects.  Responsibilities include project management and field commissioning in addition to controls engineering.  Requires a degree in Engineering plus knowledge and experience in Controls Engineering. For further …Read More

NEW JOB – Sales/Business Development – Membrane Systems

Leading manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment systems worldwide has a need for an experienced technical sales professional to do Business Development and Sales of their niche UF and MF membrane products and systems to the Industrial marketplace.  These products and systems are targeting extreme conditions where high temperatures, reclamation and remediation of highly contaminated water, and extreme chemical conditions exist.  You will identify opportunities in new and existing markets …Read More

NEW JOB – Technical Director – Wastewater Treatment

Our client is building a world class, full-service water treatment company focused on industrial waste water.  They provide equipment, chemical and service solutions to a blue chip customer base in the food service, automotive, aerospace, recycling, transportation and cosmetics industries. This position will be a part of senior management and have overall responsibility for the direction and execution of the Product Development team.  This includes: Managing overall R& D efforts …Read More

Strong US job gains despite government shutdown – The Boston Globe

Maybe the government should shut down every month. Despite worries that the latest political fiasco in Washington had hurt the economy, job growth jumped in October as US employers added more than 200,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday. It was a performance that greatly exceeded most economists’ predictions, particularly in light of last month’s 16-day federal shutdown that many expected to add further drag to an already sluggish recovery. …Read More

Siemens sells water-technology unit to buyout firm

FRANKFURT–Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG has confirmed Wednesday that it has agreed to sell part of its water technologies unit for 640 million euros ($865 million) to New York private equity firm AEA Investors LP. Siemens Water Technologies Business unit, part of Siemens overall water operations, offers solutions for municipal and industrial water purification and wastewater treatment and service activities. The company said it will now focus on “its water-related activities …Read More