The Water Council Applauds Rexnord’s Plans to Establish Global Headquarters for Zurn Business in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE – June 23, 2015 – The Water Council applauds the plans of Rexnord Corporation to establish the global headquarters of its Zurn business, a leader in engineered water solutions, in the Reed Street Yards Water Technology Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“The Water Council and Milwaukee region are an ‘apiary’ of talent and ideas when it comes to integrated water solutions and we congratulate Rexnord on this leading edge decision,” said Rich Meeusen, co-chair of The Water Council and chairman, president and CEO of Badger Meter. “Entrepreneurs, researchers, and global water technology organizations of all sizes are congregating here. Adding a leading worldwide industrial company like Zurn affirms our leadership position as the water center of excellence and we look forward to elevating our partnership.”
The catalyst for this decision was Rexnord’s collaboration with The Water Council over the past several years.
“This is a big move for Rexnord and it’s a natural fit for both Zurn and the Milwaukee region,” said Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council. “The establishment of Zurn’s headquarters in Wisconsin is a significant demonstration of our cluster’s leading role in the global water economy. With Rexnord’s long-rooted history in the region and early support of The Water Council, we are truly pleased they have chosen Milwaukee as the global destination.”
In March of 2013, Rexnord relocated a number of their executives to The Water Council’s Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The planned building to house the Zurn headquarters, located across the street from Global Water Center, is expected to be ready by the fall of 2016.
About The Water Council
The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization, consisting of more than 170 members, is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic water professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. For more information, visit www.thewatercouncil.com or contact us by phone at 414.988.8750.