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NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH: DURING EMERGENCIES OR NATURAL DISASTERS, BOTTLED WATER IS ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) reminds consumers and government officials that during a natural disaster (e.g., flood, hurricane, wildfire), emergency, or other event that causes tap water to be unsafe or unavailable, the bottled water industry is committed to ensuring that safe, reliable bottled water is provided to emergency-support organizations, city and state governments,…
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FDA Extends Certain FSMA Compliance Dates; Issues Draft Guidance

Constituent Update (August 23, 2016) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, with the first major compliance dates beginning next month for large food facilities. While the major provisions of the FSMA rules are being implemented as planned, the FDA today issued a final…
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Tapping a Trend

Healthier sales of bottled water bode well for c-stores as packaged beverages continue to drive profits. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor -  Convenience Store Decisions Flint, Mich., has been the epicenter of contaminated tap water. For more than 24 months, residents have battled authorities over how to clean up the lead-tainted water running through…
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WQA observes Imagine a Day Without Water

"The quality of our drinking water is tied to the quality of our lives." LISLE, Illinois -The Water Quality Association is joining elected officials, drinking water and wastewater providers, community leaders, business and labor groups, policy experts, advocacy organizations and infrastructure experts participating in Imagine a Day Without Water on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The…
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Premium Waters to build $25m advanced bottled water facility in Mississippi

PKBR Staff Writer Published 19 September 2016 Private-label water bottling company Premium Waters is planning to build a new plant with an investment of $25m to manufacture and fill water bottles in Hinds County, Mississippi, US. Image: Premium Waters intends to boost its bottling business in Mississippi, US. Photo: courtesy of Mississippi Development Authority/ Premium…
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New Plug from John Guest USA

FAIRFIELD, NJ – John Guest® expands the PP Range of Black Polypropylene Fittings to now include the 3/8” Black Plug for use in the Water Purification and Beverage Dispensing Markets. Lead-free and UV stabilized, the plug can be used in several applications ranging from Agricultural Spraying, Dairy Equipment and Car Wash Chemical Dispense to ice…
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Star Solutions CEO Killed in Car Crash

DEER PARK, TX – MARCH 8, 2014 – “It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the loss of our CEO and friend Matt Alexander,” said Velma Roppolo, president and owner of Star Solutions today. Matt and his family were traveling from Austin to Houston when they were hit by a car. Matt and his older…
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ALEXANDER NAMED CEO OF STAR SOLUTIONS, INC.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEER PARK, TX, October 30, 2015 – STAR SOLUTIONS has announced that Matt Alexander will assume the office of Chief Executive Officer on November 2. At that time, company founder and President Velma Roppolo will step down from running day-to-day operations but will continue her active involvement in the company. “Matt has brought a new perspective to STAR,” said…
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NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH: DURING EMERGENCIES OR NATURAL DISASTERS, BOTTLED WATER IS ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT

Alexandria, VA – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) reminds consumers and government officials that during a natural disaster (e.g., flood, hurricane, wildfire), emergency, or other event that causes tap water to be unsafe or unavailable, the bottled water industry is committed to ensuring that safe, reliable bottled water is provided to emergency-support organizations, city…
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