Report of Water Works Manufacturers’ Association
The fourth annual report of the above association just issued, shows a successful year in that the membership has increased to 73, being a gain of 10 since the last report. It further states that the manufacturers of water works appliances are beginning to realize the importance of the association, and we hope to further increase our list of members during the coming year. The convention at Louisville surpassed all previous meetings both as to the number in attendance and the nature of the exhibits. Forty-six members exhibited, occupying a total space of 1,263 square feet. Credit must be given to Fred, S. Hates, the chairman of the committee, for the efficient handling of this feature of the convention. The entertainment features were numerous, were well attended and we believe were fully enjoyd by the delegates to the convention. The report of the treasurer shows a balance on hand of $2,279.65. The annual meeting of our association was held on June b, 1912, at the Seelbaeh hotel, 22 members being present. Three of the five members of the executive committee whose term expires this year were re-elected, and two new members elected so that the executive committee for the year 1913 is as follows: Allis-Chalmers Co., American Asphaltum and Lubber Company, Chapman Valve Company, Hays Manufacturing Company, Hersey Manufacturing Company, International Steam Pump Company, H. Mueller Manufacturing Company, National Meter Company, Neptune Meter Company, Pittsburgh Meter Company, Rensselaer Valve Company. A. P. Smith Manufacturing Company, Water Works equipment Company, R. D. Wood & Company, the New York Continental Jewell Filtration Company. The Inlaws were amended at this meeting of which notice of proposed amendments was given all members prior to the annual meeting. Subsequent to the annual meeting a meeting of the executive committee was held and the following officers were elected to assume office August 1, 1912: Walter H. Van Winkle, President, Water Works equipment Company, New York; Wm. C. Sherwood, Vice-President, Hersey Manufacturing Co., New York; Robert E. Milligan, treasurer, the New York Commercial Jewell Filtration Company, New York. The report concludes as follows: It is hoped that our entire membership will he represented at the 1913 convention, which will be held at Minneapolis, probably in May or June, and that each one will succeed in securing at least one new member for our association before that time.
“Respectfully submitted, John C. Kelly, Jr., president; Ernest K. Soreson, secretary.”