The Hydraulic Institute

The Hydraulic Institute and the Department of Energy’s Office of Industrial Technologies have signed an Allied Partner Agreement, in which the two organizations will collaborate on initiatives that promote improved pumping system energy efficiency among pump manufacturers and end-users.

Sunbelt Rentals; Associated Builders Contractors

Sunbelt Rentals (Charlotte, NC) has agreed to be the exclusive equipment rental sponsor for Craft Olympics 2000, a part of the Associated Builders Contractors (ABC) 50th Anniversary Convention, June 1-2, in Baltimore, MD. For more information on the convention, contact 703-812-2000; (website).

ABC also announced several major contributions to its Construction Education Foundation. David M. Bush, chairman and ceo of Adena Corp., Mansfield, OH, has pledged $250,000. Steven D. Westra and the other officers of Westra Corp., Waupun, WI, have pledged $100,000. Ben Houston, president and chief operating officer of TDIndustries, Dallas, TX, and the company have pledged $80,000. John Chapin, president of Willmar Electric Services, Willmar, MN, has pledged $50,000.