June Business News: Miller Pipeline, RIDGID, Hannay Reels, Aecon Group, GTI and more

June 2009 Vol. 64 No. 6
Miller Pipeline's Dale Anderson.

Assuming the sales manager position is Denis Bleile. With over 25 years experience in the industrial sector, Bleile comes to Hannay from the field of OEM sales. He will be in charge of market expansion and leading the sales team through the challenges in the new global economy. 877.467.3357, www.hannay.com

Aecon Group

Aecon Group Inc. announced that a joint venture in which its infrastructure division is participating has been awarded a project with Metro Vancouver for completion of the twin tunnels component of the Seymour Capilano Filtration Project.

Under the contract, the Seymour-Cap Partnership, in which Aecon is a 30 percent partner, will complete the final 3 km (1.86 miles) section of a total 7.1 km (4.4 miles) twin tunnel from the Capilano Pumping Station to the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia. Work on the project, which also includes excavation of two 270 meter (891 feet) deep shafts and interconnection of pipes from nearby watermains, will begin immediately. Completion is expected at the end of 2012 or early in 2013.

Aecon’s partners in the Seymour-Cap Partnership are Frontier-Kemper Constructors and J.F. Shea Construction. The contract forms part of the Seymour Capilano Filtration Project, which will provide filtration and ultra-violet disinfection of drinking water from two of Metro Vancouver’s three source water supplies, and includes construction of a pumping station, filtration plant and energy recovery facility in addition to the tunnel project. 877.232.2677, www.aecon.com

GTI

On March 19, Gas Technology Institute (GTI) held its Spring Meeting of the Board of Directors. At that event, the board approved a number of changes in GTI’s board of directors and leadership team.

Mary Jane McCartney, senior vice president, Gas Operations, Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. announced her retirement as chair of the GTI board effective April 30, concurrent with her retirement from Consolidated Edison. She has served as GTI’s chair since 2005.

Randall L. Barnard, senior vice president, technical services and operations, Williams Gas Pipeline was elected to replace McCartney as chair of the GTI board. Terry D. McCallister, president and COO, WGL Holdings Inc. and Washington Gas Light Co. was elected vice chair.