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

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

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Alan Michels, P.E., joined BHC RHODES Development Services team with 16 years of experience in civil engineering, construction management and business management.

He will serve as a project manager on the BHC RHODES’ team and will have an immediate focus on finalization of design plans for customers in Olathe, KS and Blue Springs, MO. Michels experience includes site planning and design, waterline and sanitary sewer design, transportation design and subdivision development.

Michels is a licensed engineer in Missouri and Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Founded in 1992, BHC RHODES is a civil engineering and surveying firm with main headquarters in Overland Park, KS. 913.663.1900, www.ibhc.com

Moving Water Industries

Moving Water Industries (MWI) has won a competitive request for proposal and signed a second major contract with the South Florida Water Management District. MWI will supply pumps by December 2010 for the district’s Everglades Restoration Project.

MWI signed the first major contract to supply pumps for the district’s Everglades Restoration project in November 2008. The pumping system to be supplied by MWI for the future G-434 and G-436 Pump Stations in Compartment B will include three diesel engine pumping systems with a capacity of 533 cubic feet per second; two diesel engine pumping systems with a capacity of 460 cubic feet per second and seven electric motor pumping systems with a capacity of 100 cubic feet per second.