Phoenix, AZ August 11, 2011 – Layne Christensen Company announces the opening of its “Center of Excellence” Facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

With a 130-year commitment to the water industry, this newest addition to the company’s footprint is strategically positioned to provide sustainable and economical water treatment solutions for both industrial and municipal applications.  Recognizing the growing population and the unique water chemistry challenges of the desert southwest, the facility accommodates regionally-specific water treatment needs while also adding 40 highly-skilled positions to the Valley of the Sun. 

The 60,000 square foot facility centralizes the engineering and sales efforts of the Water Technologies Group, staffed with designers, engineers, chemists, PLC programmers, water treatment specialists and service technicians. This location is tooled and staffed for water and wastewater system engineering, arsenic media regeneration, Deionization (DI) regeneration, membrane cleaning, equipment fabrication and pilot testing.

The Center holds NSF61 certification for the regeneration of Layne’s proprietary arsenic removal media, LayneRT, and has its first large-scale regeneration scheduled for September.  In addition to LayneRT regeneration, the facility’s DI regeneration capacity is among the largest in the US.

With a network of over fifty offices from coast to coast, the facility serves clients nationwide, delivering comprehensive equipment and services for water supply, water and wastewater treatment, transmission, discharge, re-use and zero-liquid discharge.

For more information on Layne Water Technologies, visit the company website at For more information specific to Layne’s Center of Excellence Contact Lisa Culbert, National Marketing Manager at

ABOUT Layne Christensen:
Headquartered in Mission Woods, Kan., Layne operates worldwide, providing products and services for the water, mineral, construction and energy markets. Layne Christensen’s Water Technologies Group provides products and services for industrial water and wastewater treatment, engineered systems and facility construction.  With over 50 offices strategically located nationwide, Layne Christensen is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive, integrated solutions to solve the most demanding needs of our clients.