April 2017 – GLA employees successfully completed AWT’s annual Training Seminars that were held in San Diego, CA and Annapolis, MD
The training brings all attendees up-to-date on the most current water treatment practices, technologies, products and legislative and regulatory compliances.


September 2016 – Michelle Farmerie recognized as Chairman of the AWT’s Young Professionals Task Force
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For the year of 2016, Michelle Farmerie, Marketing Director, dedicated her knowledge and expertise to leading the AWT’s Young Professionals Task Force. The AWT’s Young Professionals Group is a dedicated forum for young professionals within the water treatment industry where they can learn, mingle and grow. The AWT Young Professionals Group provides an avenue for participation in AWT among the younger generation of water treatment providers. The task force organizes and plans new endeavors for the group, whether networking opportunities, educational opportunities or projects to get younger members more involved with the organization. This year’s highlights were 4 educational webinars on various industry topics requested by young professionals in the industry, creation of a “Foundations” industry introductory training and the advancement of the AWT’s Student Enrichment & Education Development (SEED) program.

 


September 2016 – Jay Farmerie recognized as Chairman of the AWT’s CWT Exam Writing Task Force
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For the year of 2016, Jay Farmerie, VP of Operations, dedicated his knowledge and expertise as a Certified Water Technician (CWT) to leading the AWT’s CWT Exam Writing Task Force. In order for a member of the water treatment industry to obtain their CWT, they must have been in the industry for a minimum of 5 years, and then also pass a rigorous exam that covers all aspects of water treatment technology. In order to make sure the exam remains up-to-date, cutting edge and relevant, senior members of the AWT are tasked to review current questions and create new questions pertinent to the industry so as to make sure that those who earn their CWT truly are the best and most educated in the business.

 

 


September 2016 – Jay Farmerie recognized as Chairman of the AWT’s Standards Task Force
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For the year of 2016, Jay Farmerie, VP of Operations, dedicated his knowledge and expertise to leading the AWT’s Standards Task Force. The Standards Task Force is charged with developing water treatment standards by partnering with the ASTM D-19 Committee. A technical standard is an established norm or requirement about technical systems. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and practices. Most standards are voluntary in the sense that they are offered for adoption by people or industry without being mandated by law.

 

 


May 2016 – GLA employees successfully completed AWT’s annual Training Seminars that were held in Las Vegas, NV and Indianapolis, IN
The training brings all attendees up-to-date on the most current water treatment practices, technologies, products and legislative and regulatory compliances.


January 2016 – GLA launches *NEW* initiative utilizing QR Code technology on customer product labels
label for distinctions (2)Beginning in January of 2016, in conjunction with the roll out of the new GHS (Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) labels, several of GLA’s product labels will now feature a QR code on its facade. (Example of GLA’s new GHS label featuring the QR code can be seen to the left) The purpose of the QR code is for our customers to more easily and readily access the SDS (safety data sheet) for each specific product. By scanning each product’s QR code with a QR code reader (on your smartphone, tablet or other reader-enabled device), you will be directed to the all new “Safety Data Sheet” section of GLA’s website. Upon arrival at that section of the site, customers will be prompted to enter their user specific login and password which have been provided to them by GLA staff. One login grants GLA’s customers unlimited access to all safety information for the products used at their facility.

“This new technology, beyond convenience, is going to allow a quicker, yet still proper, response for our customers in case of emergency or accident with the use of a product” said Tom Farmerie, Service Coordinator at GLA Water Consultants. “Typically, customer’s copies of their safety data sheets are in rooms that are no where near where the products are being used. This new instant remote access will allow our customers to properly respond to any incidents they may encounter with a product.” GLA is extremely excited about this new initiative and aims to spread this new technological access to all products we currently use over the coming year.


September 2015 – Michelle Farmerie recognized as Chairman of the AWT’s Young Professionals Task Force
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For the year of 2015, Michelle Farmerie, Marketing Director, dedicated her knowledge and expertise to leading the AWT’s Young Professionals Task Force. The AWT’s Young Professionals Group is a dedicated forum for young professionals within the water treatment industry where they can learn, mingle and grow. The AWT Young Professionals Group provides an avenue for participation in AWT among the younger generation of water treatment providers. The task force organizes and plans new endeavors for the group, whether networking opportunities, educational opportunities or projects to get younger members more involved with the organization. This year’s highlights were 4 educational webinars on various industry topics requested by young professionals in the industry, creation of a volunteer program to establish more participation within the AWT, and the launch of a new Mentor discussion board for educating young professionals.

 


September 2015 – Jay Farmerie recognized as Chairman of the AWT’s Standards Task Force
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For the year of 2015, Jay Farmerie, VP of Operations, dedicated his knowledge and expertise to leading the AWT’s Standards Task Force. The Standards Task Force is charged with developing water treatment standards by partnering with the ASTM D-19 Committee. A technical standard is an established norm or requirement about technical systems. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and practices. Most standards are voluntary in the sense that they are offered for adoption by people or industry without being mandated by law.

 

 


May 2015 – GLA employees successfully completed AWT’s annual Training Seminars that were held in San Diego, CA and Cleveland, OH
The training brings all attendees up-to-date on the most current water treatment practices, technologies, products and legislative and regulatory compliances.


December 2014 – Michelle Farmerie, Marketing Director, becomes Co-Chair of AWT’s Marketing Committee
AWT’s Marketing Committee has the responsibility for providing quality and timely vehicles of communication to the membership. They work to increase the promotion of membership and AWT services and programs, and also provide materials for members to use to promote their businesses. The committee works to develop a strong brand and marketing strategy for AWT and the Certified Water Technologist (CWT) program. Pam Simmons, of Prominent Controls, has chaired the committee on her own for several years now, and reached out to Michelle to join her as a chair so as to try and strengthen the endeavors of the committee.


October 2014 – Michelle Farmerie recognized as Chairman of the AWT’s Young Professionals Task Force
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For the year of 2014, Michelle Farmerie, Marketing Director, dedicated her knowledge and expertise to leading the AWT’s Young Professionals Task Force. The AWT’s Young Professionals Group is a dedicated forum for young professionals within the water treatment industry where they can learn, mingle and grow. The AWT Young Professionals Group provides an avenue for participation in AWT among the younger generation of water treatment providers. The task force organizes and plans new endeavors for the group, whether networking opportunities, educational opportunities or projects to get younger members more involved with the organization.

 

 


October 2014 – Jay Farmerie recognized as Chairman of the AWT’s Standards Task Force
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For the year of 2014, Jay Farmerie, VP of Operations, dedicated his knowledge and expertise to leading the AWT’s Standards Task Force. The Standards Task Force is charged with developing water treatment standards by partnering with the ASTM D-19 Committee. A technical standard is an established norm or requirement about technical systems. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and practices. Most standards are voluntary in the sense that they are offered for adoption by people or industry without being mandated by law.

 

 


May 2014 – GLA employees successfully completed AWT’s annual Training Seminars that were held in Las Vegas, NV and Indianapolis, IN
The training brings all attendees up-to-date on the most current water treatment practices, technologies, products and legislative and regulatory compliances.


Spring 2014 – Michelle Farmerie, Marketing Director, featured in AWT’s “Making a Splash” segment
Michelle Farmerie, Marketing Director of GLA, was recently approached by the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) with a request to be featured in their quarterly “Making a Splash” segment in The Analyst. Michelle was recognized in this segment due to her participation in AWT’s Membership & Marketing committees, along with her involvement in leading and growing AWT’s new Young Professionals Group. Through those endeavors, she is working towards helping to solidify the future of the leadership of AWT. Click on the hyperlink in the heading to view the segment.


October 2013 – Michelle Farmerie, Marketing Director, helps to launch new AWT Young Professionals Group at annual AWT Convention
YP Committee PhotoMichelle Farmerie, Marketing Director of GLA, began volunteering with the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) in April 2013 by joining the Membership Committee. From there, her involvement grew as she also joined the Marketing Committee and then proceeded to take the reins in leading AWT’s newest endeavor, the Young Professionals Group. With the help of AWT leaders and staff, the group’s foundation was established and group programs, events and contact mediums began to form. The official launch of the new Young Professionals Group took place at AWT’s annual Convention in Uncasville, Connecticut. The group was launched to the tune of an AWT sponsored Happy Hour where interested AWT members, age 40 or younger or those with 10 years or less experience in the industry, were invited to come and join seasoned AWT members to mingle, network, and learn about the group whose purpose is to provide education and communication forums to help lead AWT into the future through the next generation of young water treatment professionals.


October 2013 – Jay Farmerie recognized as Chairman of the AWT’s Standards Task Force
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For the year of 2013, Jay Farmerie, VP of Operations, dedicated his knowledge and expertise to leading the AWT’s Standards Task Force. The Standards Task Force is charged with developing water treatment standards by partnering with the ASTM D-19 Committee. A technical standard is an established norm or requirement about technical systems. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and practices. Most standards are voluntary in the sense that they are offered for adoption by people or industry without being mandated by law.

 

 


June 2013 – GLA Water Consultants, Inc. earns renewal of certification as a Pennsylvania WBE (Woman-Owned Business Enterprise)


May 2013 – GLA employees attended AWT’s annual Training Seminars that were held in Ft. Worth, TX and Cleveland, OH
The training brings all attendees up-to-date on the most current water treatment practices, technologies, products and legislative and regulatory compliances. This year, the seminar featured additional training on Waste Water practices as well.


Spring 2013 – Michelle Farmerie, Marketing Director, publishes “To Hire an Intern or Not to Hire an Intern” in AWT’s Analyst Magazine
Michelle Farmerie, Marketing Director, drafted a “How To” article about the advantages and disadvantages of college interns for AWT members to consider when looking for new hires for their companies. Michelle utilized her Marketing and Management background, as well as her first hand experience with interns who have worked for GLA, to develop this learning tool. Click on the hyperlink in the heading to view the article.


May 2012 – GLA employees attended AWT’s annual Training Seminars that were held in Las Vegas, NV and Indianapolis, IN
The training brings all attendees up-to-date on the most current water treatment practices, technologies, products and legislative and regulatory compliances.


October 2012 – Jay Farmerie recognized as Chairman of the AWT’s Standards Task Force
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For the year of 2012, Jay Farmerie, VP of Operations, dedicated his knowledge and expertise to leading the AWT’s Standards Task Force. The Standards Task Force is charged with developing water treatment standards by partnering with the ASTM D-19 Committee. A technical standard is an established norm or requirement about technical systems. It is usually a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and practices. Most standards are voluntary in the sense that they are offered for adoption by people or industry without being mandated by law.

 

 


May 2011 – GLA employees attended AWT’s annual Training Seminar that was held in our hometown of Pittsburgh, PA
The training brings all attendees up-to-date on the most current water treatment practices, technologies, products and legislative and regulatory compliances. This year, the seminar featured additional training on Waste Water practices as well.


Fall 2010 – Joel Palichat, Business Development Manager, Named to AWT’s CWT Spotlight

Joel Palichat, with 7 years of experience in the water treatment industry, was recently acknowledged by the Association of Water Technology (AWT) as the featured Certified Water Technologist (CWT) for the Fall of 2010. After receiving his Chemistry degree from Case Western Reserve University, Joel joined GLA Water Consultants as a Service Technician. Since passing the CWT Exam in 2008 and receiving the CWT designation, Joel has continued to increase his knowledge in the water treatment industry by attending AWT sponsored training seminars and conventions adding to the knowledge gained through his hands-on experience servicing GLA’s clients and as the Business Development Manager for GLA in the Tri-State region. Click on the hyperlink in the heading to view the segment.

May 2010 – GLA employees attended AWT’s annual Training Seminars that were held in Las Vegas, NV and Atlanta, GA
The training brings all attendees up-to-date on the most current water treatment practices, technologies, products and legislative and regulatory compliances.


April 2010 – GLA Water Consultants, Inc. accepted as an accredited business by the Better Business Bureau (BBB)


August 2009 – Jay Farmerie, VP of Operations, Selected Water Technologist of the Year

Jay Farmerie, CWT, GLA Water Consultants, Inc., received the prestigious Ray Baum Memorial Water Technologist of the Year Award during the 2009 Association of Water Technologies (AWT) Annual Convention and Exposition. The conference, Bridging the Gap: Technology, Sustainability and the Global Economy was held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida August 26-29, 2009.

The award recognizes entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding contributions to the field of water treatment and service to the AWT and to the water treatment industry. As evidence of his dedication, Jay, an active member for 14 years, was a member of the Board of Directors for six years and has served the Association as President, Secretary and Chairman of the Legislative/Regulatory Committee. Currently, he continues to serve AWT as Chairman of the Certification Testing Development Committee and as an instructor for AWT’s Technical Training Programs. “Jay’s contributions to AWT have helped this organization grow and prosper. The foundation he was part of has lead to the next generation of the Certified Water Technologist (CWT) exam, as well as the continued success of AWT training programs,” said Scott W. Olson, CWT, AWT President.

Jay has authored and co-authored many papers related to water treatment issues, including Guidelines for the Treatment of Enhanced Tubes in Water-Based Condensers, Proper Treatment and Control of Corrosion in Closed Loop Systems and How To Select a Water Treatment Vendor.


June 2009 – GLA Water Consultants, Inc. certified as a Pennsylvania WBE (Woman-Owned Business Enterprise)


January 2008 – Joel Palichat earns CWT certification
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After methodical preparation, Joel Palichat, Business Development Manager, passed the Association of Water Technologies CWT Exam and earned his CWT certification. A Certified Water Technologist, or CWT, is the designation given to an individual in the water treatment field who has met several criteria set forth by the Association of Water Technologies (AWT). To learn more about what Joel’s status as a CWT means for your treatment, click here.

 

 


Fall 2006 – Jay Farmerie honored as AWT President

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Jay Farmerie, upon serving on the AWT’s Board of Directors for 4 years, was elected as AWT’s President. He served the association during the 2005 fiscal year and led the association successfully through a management company transition, while simultaneously continuing to aid in the growth of the AWT as the water treatment industry’s leader.

 

 

 

 


Spring 2005 – Jay Farmerie, VP of Operations, publishes “How to Select a Water Treatment Provider”

Jay Farmerie, with over 20 years of experience in the water treatment industry, put his field expertise to work by drafting a “How To” article for the Canadian Environmental Protection agency to share with companies in their country who operate in the HVAC industry on the best practices for selecting a water treatment provider that best suits their needs. Click on the hyperlink in the heading to view the article.

April 1998 – Jay Farmerie earns CWT certification
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After methodical preparation, Jay Farmerie, VP of Operations, passed the Association of Water Technologies CWT Exam and earned his CWT certification. A Certified Water Technologist, or CWT, is the designation given to an individual in the water treatment field who has met several criteria set forth by the Association of Water Technologies (AWT). To learn more about what Jay’s status as a CWT means for your treatment, click here.

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