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WUHAN, China - The Huoshenshan Hospital attracted worldwide attention at the beginning of the month when it was built in just a few days in the Chinese city of Wuhan to accommodate patients infected with the coronavirus. The hospital has been officially in operation since Feb. 3, 2020. Busch Vacuum Solutions supplied 12 vacuum pumps for the central vacuum supply of the entire hospital, and they were installed within two days, according to a Busch press release.

DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia — Schlumberger announced today the opening of a world-class manufacturing center in King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) that supports Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program to promote economic growth.

The center will manufacture well completions technologies including liner hangers and packers and isolation valve technologies to help improve the efficiency of oil and gas operations in the Kingdom and neighboring countries.

BANGALORE, India - Five Manchester City fans from across India were given an exciting volunteering opportunity to team up with the Club’s Official Water Technology Partner, Xylem, to increase access to safe water for primary schools in Bangalore. Despite being one of the world’s fastest growing cities, many of Bangalore’s 12.3 million residents still do not have access to clean drinking water and are at risk of contracting water-borne diseases. 

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Integrated Power Services (IPS), which specializes in service and repair solutions for industrial electric motors, generators and mechanical power transmission components, has acquired Precision Electric Motor Works, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Precision Electric Motor Works is an industrial equipment repair company specializing in on-site and in-shop services for motors, pumps, fans and blowers.

Lebanon, N.H. –  TurboTides, Inc., provider of turbomachinery design technology, announcesd that Zack Hoyle has joined the company as an application engineer. Hoyle will be responsible for all pre-sales technical activities including demonstrations, training and material oversite. He also will be instrumental in the testing and validation of software systems to ensure optimal application operation.

DAYTON, Ohio – Winsupply Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors, has opened Tri State Winsupply in Dubuque, Iowa, serving plumbing, heating and air conditioning, water well and septic contractors in northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. 

Ronald Slaats is the president of Tri State Winsupply. Slaats has 29 years’ experience in the industry, almost entirely in outside sales. 

BOSTON - The International Desalination Association (IDA) is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Dr. K. C. Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship, with final applications due June 15.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must have graduated from an accredited university in science or engineering. Moreover, the applicant must prove admission to an MSc or PhD program of studies in water purification technology. All applicants must be members of IDA.