Apr 03, 2020

Business News 04/03/2020

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Plastics Pipe Annual Meeting Cancelled

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced that its annual membership meeting scheduled for May in Hawaii has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Sessions that would have taken place during that meeting are now planned to be conducted virtually with a full schedule to be published in April.

“PPI’s Board of Directors held a virtual meeting on Mar. 30, 2020 to review the best course of action given the impact of COVID-19 on our industry,” stated David M. Fink, PPI president. “It was decided to cancel the annual meeting scheduled for May 3-6, 2020 in Maui. This is very unfortunate because during the two meetings we hold every year, there is a great deal of work that gets accomplished. In order to stay productive and maintain operations as close to normal as possible, PPI is planning for virtual events to be held during the week of May 4th, which will replace the in-person meetings.”

For future events, Fink said each will be evaluated to determine the viability of holding them, but that as of now the association still plans to hold its in-person semi-annual meeting in October.

Groundwater Foundation Announces Free Online Lessons in Response to COVID-19

The Groundwater Foundation is releasing a new series of free online lessons to educate students on the science of groundwater.

The online lessons cover a variety of groundwater information, including: basic groundwater terminology and concepts to groundwater usage; how it becomes contaminated; and how we can help protect it.

“We wanted to provide useful resources for parents and educators to keep kids engaged and learning about groundwater at home during this time when schools are closed,” said Groundwater Foundation Program Communications Director Jennifer Wemhoff.

GF Piping Appoints New Piping Systems Specialist

GF Piping Systems has announced the appointment of Edwin Gonzalez, CPD as Piping Systems Specialist for the southeast region of the US.

"It has been an honor to have worked with so many great individuals throughout my career while building on my plumbing systems design knowledge," said Gonzalez. "I'm very excited to have joined GF and I look forward to introducing its many great products to the industry while helping customers meet today's design, construction and health challenges.”