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Saskatchewan and Ontario-based innovators in industrial product development, manufacturing and marketing, unite.
January 7, 2022 – the S3 Group has acquired TEMP Farm Equipment Ltd (DBA AWS Airbar Worldwide Solutions) of Mitchell, ON. From its roots as a customer-based innovation coming out of the service department of a John Deere dealership, AWS is best known for its state-of-the-art airbars that introduce airflow into the header of a combine, reducing shatter loss, increasing yield, and improving ground speed. AWS product is sold worldwide with an extensive dealer network throughout North America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and Japan.
AWS Operations Manager, Mark MacDonald, will take on the role of General Manager, responsible for day to day operations, product development, and distribution. Operations of AWS will continue in the beautiful community of Mitchell, ON.
AWS and S3 have a long history together, as the rotors used in AWS’s flagship airbar are manufactured by S3 Air Systems. With its reputation for customer service and innovation, AWS is a great fit for the Swift Current, SK headquartered S3. States S3 Group CEO, Richelle Andreas, “I have tremendous respect for the business that Jeff Dolmage, Mike De Corte, and their partners have built. They have demonstrated a corporate culture of customer responsiveness, actively developing employees for success, and a world-class product. This acquisition makes S3 stronger and I am excited about what it means for our future.”
AWS joins S3 Air Systems, S3 Manufacturing, S3 Wireform, and S3 Delta as an important member of the S3 Group, with operations now spanning five facilities and two countries. Collectively, S3 focuses on innovation and design, developing and manufacturing products for OEM’s across multiple industries while offering proprietary S3 branded products and solutions.
For more information about S3 and AWS, visit their websites at www.s3groupltd.com and www.awsairbar.com.
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Collaboration to enable Sustainability and Circular Economy for Municipalities
PITTSBURGH, PA and VANCOUVER, BC– September 16, 2021 – Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE: AQUA), a leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions, today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. The collaboration combines Ostara’s market-leading process solutions for nutrient recovery with Evoqua’s established water and wastewater treatment solutions to help municipalities recover nutrients and convert them into valuable fertilizers.
Under the agreement, Evoqua will lead the sales and implementation of Ostara’s unique nutrient recovery solutions into the North America and Western Europe municipal markets. Evoqua’s established project delivery resources provide additional strength to further accelerate the growing adoption of nutrient recovery solutions to mitigate the excessive richness of nutrients in lakes and other bodies of water. Nutrient recovery solutions such as these can convert the excessive nutrient loads into a usable, beneficial product.
“Ostara’s industry-leading technology for nutrient recovery is a natural fit with Evoqua’s extensive wastewater treatment portfolio,” said Hervé Fages, Evoqua’s Executive Vice President and President of the Applied Product Technologies Segment. “We are pleased to enhance our offering of sustainable solutions, providing our customers with the opportunity to recover valuable resources from their wastewater treatment process while helping to reduce operating costs and meet their sustainability and circular economy goals.”
“We are proud to partner with Evoqua, a trusted water treatment technology provider with global reach,” says Dan Parmar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ostara. “This partnership leverages the resources of each party, allowing more rapid adoption of our nutrient recovery solutions into new market geographies as well as new market segments. Further, by combining Ostara’s and Evoqua’s proven complementary technologies, we can deliver complete resource recovery solutions through an integrated offering. It’s a true win-win partnership that also expands the production and distribution reach of our sustainable phosphorus-based Crystal Green® fertilizer.” For more information on Evoqua and Ostara’s nutrient recovery solutions, visit: www.evoqua.com/nutrientrecovery
About Evoqua Water Technologies
Evoqua Water Technologies is a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products, services, and expertise to support industrial, municipal, and recreational customers who value water. Evoqua has worked to protect water, the environment, and its employees for more than 100 years, earning a reputation for quality, safety, and reliability around the world. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company operates in more than 160 locations across ten countries. Serving more than 38,000 customers and 200,000 installationsworldwide, our employees are united by a common purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life.® To learn more, visit www.evoqua.com.
About Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
Ostara’s Crystal Green® fertilizers are the first slow-release phosphorus, magnesium and nitrogen fertilizers to release nutrients in response to plant demands; these Root-Activated™ granules are proven to increase yields, enhance soil health and significantly reduce phosphorus tie-up and runoff, thereby improving food security while protecting local waterways from nutrient pollution. In addition, the Company’s Pearl® technology recovers phosphorus and nitrogen from industrial, agricultural, and municipal water streams, and transforms these nutrients into its premium, sustainable Crystal Green® fertilizer which is sold into the agriculture and turf & ornamental sectors through a network of established blenders and distributors in North America and Europe. To learn more about Ostara’s revolutionary technologies, please visit ostara.com | crystalgreen.com.
Crystal Green is a trademark of Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc
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