July 28, 2016

Water, Wastewater, and Industrial Technology Line Card

AUMA Electric Actuators and Gearboxes from the World's Leading Actuator Manufacturer

AMERICAN MARSH Focuses on the Industrial, Municipal, Commercial, and Fire Protection Pump Systems

ATLAS COPCO Energy Efficient Screw Type Blowers

AMT PUMP End Suction, Self-Priming, Mag-Drive, Engine Driven and Dewatering Pumps

BELZONA Industrial Protective Coatings and Repair Composites

BLUE-WHITE INDUSTRIES LTD Peristaltic Tube & Diaphragm Pumps, Flow Meters and Tank Systems

CAT PUMPS High Pressure Positive Displacement Triplex Piston and Plunger Pumps

DAKOTA PUMP Package Wastewater Lift Stations and Booster Stations

FAIRBANKS MORSE Submersible and Dry Pit Solids Handling, Vertical Turbine Solid Handling (VTSH), Vertical and Horizontal Split Case Pumps

FMC PUMPS For High Pressure Industrial Pump Applications

EIM Measurement and Analytical Devices, Valves and Final Control Elements, and Systems and Software Electric, Pneumatic and Manual Actuators and Network Controls

F.E. MYERS Submersible Grinder and Non-Clog Pumps, commercial Effluent Sump Packaged Lift Stations

GOULDS Pumps for a Wid Range of Industrial and Commercial Applications

GE WATER and POWER Develops Advanced Technologies to Help Solve The World's Most Complex Challenges Related to Water

THE FORD METER BOX CO. Water Supply Distribution Equipment Manufacturer

FLUID DYNAMICS Liquid Filtration Solutions

FLOMATIC Water Valves, Checks, Control, Gate, Air Release

HARMSCO FILTRATION Liquid Filtration Solutions

KENNEDY VALVE Fire Hydrants, Indicator Posts, Check Valves, Gate Valves, and Butterfly Valves

MARCH PUMPS Centrifugal Sealless Magnetic Drive Pumps

MCWANE INTERNATIONAL Ductile Iron/Cast Iron Pipe Fittings, Valves, Hydrants, Drainage and Waste Water Products

MCI Pump Motor Control Solutions Danfoss/ABB

M and H VALVE CO. Fire Hydrants, Resilient Wedge Gate Valves, Butterfly Valves, and Check Valves

MERRICK Omega Volumetric and Loss of Weight Dry Chemical Feeders, Lime Slakers

MORRIS PUMP Grit Pump, Recessed Cup Impeller, Dry Pit Pumps, Engineered Products

MOYNO Progressive Cavity, Sludge, and Metering Pumps

NEOTECH Energy Saving UV Systems

PHILADELPHIA MIXERS Mixers and Flocculators, Oxidation Ditch Technologies

PIONEER PUMPS High Flow Centrifugal and Self-Priming Pumps

PRECISION SYSTEMS Packaged Standby Power Generator Systems Above and Below Grade Packaged Pumping Stations

SCHLOSS ENGINEERED EQUIPMENT Screw Conveyors, Vortex Grit Removal Systems, Grit Washers, Bar Screens, Rotary Fine Screens

STATIFLO Dynamic Leaders in Static Mixers and Motionless Mixing

TAYLOR POWER Industrial Diesel and Natural Gas/LP Generators

TEKLEEN Well and Booster Self Cleaning Water Filters

TOYO PUMP NORTH AMERICA High Pressure, Line Shaft, Horizontal, Cantilever and Submersible Pumps

TSURMI AMERICA INC. Submersible Pumps, Engine Driven Pumps, and Utility Pumps

UNITED BLOWERS Packaged Discharge and Regenerative Blower Packages

VERSA-MATIC Diaphragm Pumps, Submersible Pumps

VERTIFLO Vertical, Horizontal and Self-Priming Pumps

WEMCO/WINDPOWER Portable, Emergency Standby, Mobile Diesel, WINPOWER Diesel, Two Bearing and PTO Generators

YEOMANS/CHICAGO PUMP Dry Pit Solids Handling, Vertically Suspended Sump Pumps, Shone Pneumatic Ejector Systems, Easy Lift Package Lift Stations, Comminutors, Dry Pit Solids Handling, Scru-Peller Sludge Pumps, Vortex and Ni-Hard Vortex Grit Pumps, Flush-Kleen Sewage Pumping Systems

ZZ TECHNOLOGY Surge Control Systems and Analysis

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The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

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