The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Awards Committee has confirmed the 2016 NGWA Distinguished Partner Award recipients. The award was established to recognize manufacturer and supplier division members for their service on volunteer committees and boards, involvement in government affairs initiatives, investment in the journals and trade shows, and other significant association activities.

Each year, NGWA selects 12 distinguished partners, two from each of the manufacturer membership dues categories, and two suppliers. NGWA leaders will recognize this year’s distinguished partners in their respective booths during 2016 Groundwater Week, taking place Dec. 6-8 in Las Vegas.

The 2016 NGWA Distinguished Partners are as follows:

Manufacturers Division

  • Revenue less than $1 million: Jet-Lube Inc., SEMCO Inc.
  • Revenue $1 million to $5 million: Taylor Industries, Wyo-Ben Inc.
  • Revenue $5 million to $15 million: Baroid Industrial Drilling Products, Star Iron Works Inc.
  • Revenue $15 million to $50 million: Baker Water Systems, Roscoe Moss Co.
  • Revenue greater than $50 million: Franklin Electric, Goulds Water Technology

Suppliers Division

  • Gicon Engineered Pumps
  • Preferred Pump & Equipment

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