ABB Heads to the Windy City for WEFTEC 2017

Flow Tech Serves the Wastewater Industry

Flow Tech is proud to service the water and wastewater industry by providing ABB’s variable frequency drives (VFDs) to water and wastewater facilities. Water and wastewater processes have to be efficient and reliable. Pumps, conveyors and other motor driven applications all use energy, and optimizing those processes should be simple. ABB VFDs and scalable programmable logic controllers (PLCs) feature built-in application functions to control flow, pressure, and level; they can help facility managers see how much energy they are saving.

ABB Heads to WEFTEC 2017 

The time has come for the 90th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference! Since ABB is a major manufacturer of water and wastewater products, it only makes sense for them to take advantage of one of the biggest water quality expos around. ABB will be exhibiting at booth #2231 this year, where they will be showcasing some of their products and solutions for water and wastewater applications. Several of their best application engineers will also be on hand to answer questions and explain the best uses of their products to the show’s attendees, so you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Flow Tech’s very own Rich Harper, Brian Robinson, and Larry Scola will be all attending the WEFTEC trade show, along with other events.


ABB booth

ABB’s exhibit booth at WEFTEC a few years back.


ABB will also host a customer appreciation event during WEFTEC 2017 that you won’t want to miss. This year, they will be hosting a hospitality party to show their appreciation. The event will take place on Monday, October 2nd, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the House of Blues on 329 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL. This is an invite-only event, so if you are interested in attending please contact Nichole Petersen for ticket information.



WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America, offering water quality professionals from around the world the best water quality education and training available today. The expansive show floor provides unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field, services as a forum for domestic and international business opportunities, and promotes invaluable peer-to-peer networking. This year, WEFTEC will be held at McCormick Place North & South in Chicago, IL, and will run from September 30th to October 4th, 2017.


McCormick Place

McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.


There are numerous reasons as to why you should attend WEFTEC 2017, including the opportunity to make valuable connections within the industry and network with leaders in the field. WEFTEC exhibitors bring their very best technical experts and the latest equipment and offer events and sessions that will help you connect with others seeking ideas and solutions in topic areas. You can also earn continuing education credit while learning from technical sessions, workshops and facility hours. Be sure to register to take advantage of this event and all it has to offer!


NEWEA Reception

The NEWEA (New England Water Environment Association) will be hosting an evening reception during WEFTEC that will surely be a night to remember! The reception will be held on October 1st at Soldier Field from 5:00-7:30 PM.  Register now for the chance to spend an evening of fun in the Skyline Room networking with NEWEA leaders and other WEFTEC attendees!


Soldier Field in Chicago, IL, is the first NFL stadium to be declared LEED certified, and continues to set the standard for historic stadiums with a positive environmental impact!


2017 WEFTEC Mobile App and LinkedIn Groups

The WEFTEC Mobile App provides easy-to-use interactive capabilities to enhance your show experience and is now available in the WEF Events App. You can utilize the app to stay organized during the conference with up-to-the-minute exhibitor, speaker and event information, along with to receive important real-time communications from WEF throughout events. And, the app allows you create your own personalized schedule and bookmark exhibitors, along with provides access the exhibit map, so you won’t miss a beat. Click here to download the handy mobile app or discover more information about how it works!


mobile app

WEF’s mobile app dashboard.


Not only is the Water and Environment Federation offering a mobile app for WEFTEC 2017, but they will also be hosting field-specific LinkedIn discussion groups for like-minded water professionals to share their expertise and connect with one another. Be sure to check out these informational and interactive groups, and also follow them on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and events from WEFTEC. And, visit their YouTube channel to see highlights from past WEFTEC conferences!

If you are a water or wastewater professional, this is the place to be September 30-October 4th. We encourage you to attend and stop by ABB’s booth #2231. You may even run into Flow Tech’s Rich Harper, Brian Robinson, or Larry Scola!


For more information on ABB and their VFDs visit our website. You can also reach out to us with any questions about WEFTEC 2017. We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to follow us on social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.

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