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    Tonka Adds Water Industry Expertise

    Plymouth, MinnesotaTonka Equipment Company, a leader in the manufacture of customized water treatment systems, is pleased to announce the hiring of Kurt Johnson to the position of Manager, Customer Service and Field Production.
    Although new to Tonka, Johnson is not new to the water treatment industry. His experience encompasses an extensive 35-year consulting engineering career in the water treatment industry with design and construction management experience. In his new role, Johnson will lead the in-house and field technicians in start-ups and troubleshooting solutions in the field.

    “I couldn’t be more pleased with this announcement,” says Tom Davis, President of Tonka Equipment Company. “Kurt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Tonka,” said Davis. “His knowledge of the industry will support Tonka’s mission to deliver superior service to our customers.”

    Johnson, who started at Tonka on August 31, 2011, completed his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and post graduate environmental engineering at the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology. He started his career in the water/wastewater industry with Toltz, King, Duvall, Anderson, and Associates, Inc. (TKDA) and most recently worked for Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik & Associates, Inc. in Roseville, Minnesota.

    Johnson is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Minnesota as well as an active member in the American Water Works Association, Minnesota Section.

    TonkaEquipment Company creates customized water treatment systems for municipalities across the United States and abroad.  Their designs provide engineers cost-effective solutions for the most challenging surface water and ground water problems.  They promote water conservation using the Tonka Simul-Wash™ combined air and water backwash system, which provides superior media cleaning while reducing backwash water volume by 50%, and can be used on their broad range of products.