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Eric Palm named president of American Water Resources
American Water Works Co. has named Eric Palm president of American Water Resources, the company’s homeowner services business. Palm joins American Water Resources after a tenure at Direct Energy, where he lead the company’s solar operations and service business areas involving protection plans, operations and a customer service call center.

Itron recognized as a leader for Meter Data Management products
Itron has been named to the leaders quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management for the fourth consecutive year. Itron’s Enterprise Edition MDM is in production at 76 utility companies with more than 38 million cumulative meters.

Rausch announces new distributor
Rausch Electronics announced Peirce-Eagle Equipment of Branchburg, New Jersey, as the newest addition to its list of authorized distributors. Peirce-Eagle will provide Rausch Electronics equipment sales, service and parts to the municipal sales market.

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Draincables Direct recognizes employees during holidays
Draincables Direct and parent company The McAlear Group recognized their employees at a company-wide holiday event in December. Over 84 employees were celebrated for their dedication and time of service, ranging from five to 40 years.

Companies partner for annual operator grout training
Avanti International, CUES Inc. and Logiball Inc. are partnering for their annual two-day operator grout training in Orlando, Florida, on March 8-9. Classes will offer hands-on skills for grouting mains, laterals and manholes in wastewater and stormwater structures. PDH credits are available. For more information, call 561/314-9179.


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