Industry News - September 2021

Industry News - September 2021

Denyse Pontius named president of Century Chemical

Century Chemical announced that longtime employee Denyse Pontius was named president and majority owner of the 95-year-old company. Pontius began her career with Century in 2005 in the production department before moving to office management in 2010. She and her husband, Pat, purchased the company in April 2021. Century Chemical specializes in the production and distribution of sanitation products and other chemical supplies worldwide.  

Franklin Electric appoints new VP and CFO

Franklin Electric announced that Jeffery Taylor has been appointed vice president and CFO. John Haines has retired as vice president and CFO of the company but will support Taylor through an interim period. Most recently, Taylor was the CFO of Blue Bird, a manufacturer of school buses.

Infiltrator Water Technologies partners with Habitat, opens new facility

Infiltrator Water Technologies announced it is donating $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity, continuing its four-year corporate partnership with the housing nonprofit organization. Infiltrator’s most recent contribution includes over 40 donated septic systems to support 30 local Habitat organizations across the U.S. The company has donated over $260,000 worth of septic systems to Habitat for Humanity since 2017.

Infiltrator also announced it opened a sixth facility to manufacture EZflow, a drainfield product made of geosynthetic aggregate. The new facility sits on Infiltrator’s primary manufacturing campus within the Winchester Industrial Park in Winchester, Kentucky. The 36,000-square-foot building includes five production lines, making it the largest EZflow facility to date. 


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