PARSIPPANY, NJ – Robert K. Asdal, Executive Director of the Hydraulic Institute (HI), has announced that six new organizations have joined the team of member and associate-member companies during 2008.
New members include: Smith & Loveless Inc., a water and wastewater pumping and treatment group; Crane Pumps & Systems, a manufacturer of pumps, accessories and services for the water, wastewater, military and engineered pump market segments; and Warren Rupp, a pump manufacturer focused on the air-operated, diaphragm pump market.
New associate members include: Emerson Control Techniques, a leader in the design, manufacture and support of electronic-drive and drive-support products; Graphite Metallizing Corp., the company that produces GRAPHALLOY®, a graphite/metal alloy-bearing material used in the manufacture of self-lubricating bearings and components for machinery and process systems; and ASCO Power Technologies, a leader in emergency and standby power transfer solutions.
The Hydraulic Institute is an association of pump producers in North America and is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. Its mission is to serve as a forum for the exchange of industry information, while providing value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide. This includes the development and delivery of industry standards as well as the expansion of knowledge that effectively advances the application, testing, installation, operation and maintenance of pumps and pumping systems. Visit and for more information.