In 1997 Haviland Enterprises began its employee stock ownership program. “Our company is one of the best examples of an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) business,” says Terry Schoen, chief financial officer. “We have strong evidence that points to the fact that because of our ESOP participation, our employee morale
Pool equipment manufacturer Zodiac Pool Systems has purchased Grand Effects, maker of custom outdoor fire and water combination features. “Grand Effects enhances our premium product offering to Zodiac customers and gives them added options to create an incredible backyard experience for pool owners,” says Troy Franzen, managing director at Zodiac.
Custom Molded Products, a supplier of pool, spa and bath products, has acquired DEL Ozone Holding Company, a manufacturer of ozone and UV sanitization solutions for pools and hot tubs. “This will be a great benefit for both CMP and DEL Ozone customers,” says William Drury, CEO and president of
The National Swimming Pool Foundation has awarded 17 scholarships and fellowships to college and graduate students for the 2018 academic year. “We are all about education,” says Thomas Lachocki, CEO at NSPF. “When a member of our CPO Certification family is pursuing a college degree, we are pleased to help.”
Angels of America’s Fallen, EVO Swim School, Jewish Community Center Association, New York State Parks, SwimToday, YMCA, and 14 individual learn-to-swim programs selected by Master Pools Guild members received money from the 2017 Step Into Swim Campaign. This year, $78,750 was divided among these organizations, all of which goes to