WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, makes its first appearance as a pure-play water company at the world’s largest annual water industry exhibition this week. This is the first Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) Xylem has participated in since it spun off from ITT Corporation in 2011. WEFTEC runs from September 29 to October 3 in New Orleans, La.
Xylem will introduce its newest products in water and wastewater transport, treatment and analytical instrumentation under its well-known product brands that include Flygt, WEDECO, YSI, Godwin Pumps, Sanitaire and Leopold in Hall H at Booth 6239. It will also inaugurate the extension of Xylem’s TotalCare service portfolio to the U.S. market, and for the first time connect with MJK Automation, which Xylem acquired over the summer and incorporated into its analytical instrumentation portfolio. MJK products are used in water, wastewater, environmental and irrigation applications where critical measurements are required in pipes, wells, open channels and canals.
In addition, Xylem’s President and CEO Gretchen McClain will participate in the “Water Leaders 2012: Rethinking Water Services” panel, keynoted by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, to discuss smarter ways of managing water to meet the needs of urbanizing populations.
“We are excited to showcase our industry-leading products, as well as our Xylem brand identity at WEFTEC,” said McClain. “As we near our one-year anniversary as a standalone water company, our focus remains to devote our technology, time and talent to advance the smarter use of water, and to help all of our constituencies understand the importance of efficient water and wastewater management to the health of the economy.”
WEFTEC is the largest conference of its kind in North America and is recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. The expansive show floor provides unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field; serves as a forum for domestic and international business opportunities; and promotes invaluable peer-to-peer networking between its more than 18,000 attendees.
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xyleminc.com.
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Source: Xylem Inc.