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Wetco Awarded Contracts for Instrumentation Controls in Utah and Idaho

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Sandy, Utah — March 3, 2017

Jon Last, president and CEO of WETCO, Inc., a Sandy, Utah-based fabricator of process controls instrumentation systems, today announced two new projects for municipalities in Utah and Idaho.

Last said that WETCO will be providing the process control instrumentation and the PLC control panels for the Park City–Silver Creek water reclamation facility upgrade in Summit County, Utah. He said that the company’s portion will be to supply the project Instrumentation and then to design, build and wire the local control panels and PLC control panels. He noted that the system will incorporate GE RX3i PLC’s, the Inductive Automation and the SCADA software.

“Our installers will then ensure that all systems are operational and meet the stated requirements of the contract,” Last said. “Ongoing customer support and technical follow-through are part and parcel of what we do,” he said.

Skyline Electric is the electrical contractor for the project; WETCO is the process controls and instrumentation subcontractor for the $770,000 installation.

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Last also announced that WETCO has been awarded the contract for the process-control instrumentation portion of a $785,000 project in Meridian, Idaho, as a subcontractor for Challenger Electric.

“The Meridian WRF Liquid Stream Project is in process under the overall direction of Challenger Electric. WETCO’s responsibility is for the installation of the process control instrumentation and the PLC panels for the City of Meridian water reclamation facility upgrade.

In addition to assembling the project instrumentation, we will design and wire the UL listed control panels,” Last explained. He said that the key suppliers and components include Allen Bradley Contro lLogix PLC’s, Wonderware HMI and SCADA software.

Since 1990, WETCO has been designing, integrating and maintaining automated SCADA process control and chlorination systems for culinary water systems, waste-water and irrigation, food processing and the mining and petroleum industries as well as for various other industrial process controls and instrumentation projects.

Its offices are in Sandy, Utah.

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WETCO Completes $1.5 Million Contract at BYU-Idaho Central Energy Facility

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Sandy, Utah — March 3, 2017

In November 2016, WETCO Inc. completed its part of the new state-of-the-art central energy facility at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. As a key subcontractor of Big-D Construction, WETCO provided the process control instrumentation and system integration for the plant. The new facility was designed to provide steam for heat to all the buildings across the campus. In addition, its 4.5 megawatt turbine produces electrical power to offset power consumption from the grid. Key parts of the project include a heat recovery steam generator, three steam boilers, a back-up generator, a back-up fuel-oil system and multiple ancillary equipment packages.

In addition to installing, testing and integrating the process controls, WETCO’s staff also designed the control system to give the operations personnel a custom system tailored to their specific needs in controlling all operational functions of the plant.

The installation incorporated Allen Bradley Contro lLogix PLC’s and HMI’s, Wonderware HMI system platform SCADA software.

The $1.5 million project began in October 2013 and was finished in November 2016, on budget and on schedule.

For 25 years, WETCO has been designing, integrating and maintaining automated SCADA process control and chlorination systems for culinary water systems, waste-water and irrigation, food processing and the mining and petroleum industries as well as various other industrial process controls and instrumentation.

Its offices are in Sandy, Utah.

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WETCO Adds U of U Hot-Water Plant to Its List of Key Completed Industrial Controls Projects

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Sandy, Utah — March 3, 2017

In December 2016, WETCO Inc. completed a contract to provide the system integration for the University of Utah lower campus high-temperature, hot-water plant generator No. 5 upgrade project. The plant provides HTHW for heat to buildings across the U of U campus and includes a turbine generator, heat-recovery steam generator, four HTHW generators, back-up generator and multiple ancillary equipment packages. WETCO’s staff integrated the new control system and two new HTHW generators with the existing controls to give the plant a custom hybrid control system.

Key components used in building the controls include Allen Bradley Contro lLogix PLC’s and HMI’s, GE IFIX SCADA Software.

The $220,000 project started in October 2015 and was completed in January 2017, and as always, on schedule and on budget.

Since 1990, WETCO has been designing, integrating and maintaining automated industrial process controls and instrumentation projects, SCADA process control and chlorination systems for culinary water systems, waste-water and irrigation, for food processing plants and for the mining and petroleum industries.

Its plant and offices are located in Sandy, Utah.

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Perry City SCADA System with Solar Power Completed in Record 45 Days

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Sandy, Utah — March 3, 2017

WETCO Inc. has finished in record time its installation of the City of Perry, Utah’s SCADA system for its culinary water network, including controls using solar-power generation. Not only does the water system include three tanks, a spring and four wells, but it also will have the capacity to handle expansion, including future sewer lift stations. WETCO designed and installed the SCADA system to give the operators extensive remote capabilities, user-friendly operating and reporting capabilities. Unique to this project was its very short, 45-day start-to-finish schedule. It was finished on-time and on-budget.

Incorporated into the system were Allen Bradley Contro lLogix PLC’s, C-More HMI’s, GE/MDS Radios, GE IFIX SCADA components and software.

The $100,000 project was started in November 2016 and completed by the end of year. For a quarter of a century, WETCO has been designing, integrating and maintaining automated SCADA process control and chlorination systems for culinary water systems, waste-water and irrigation, food processing and the mining and petroleum industries.

WETCO INC.’s offices are in Sandy, Utah.

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WETCO Completes Instrumentation for Paste Backfill Project at Gold Mine

(For Immediate Release - Sandy, Utah)

WETCO recently completed a project for GSL Electric at the Barrick Goldstrike mine near Elko, Nevada, for a paste backfill plant. According to WETCO Sales Manager Gary Collins, a paste backfill facility like the one at Barrick is "a new innovative solution to help mitigate the environmental impact from various mining processes as well as provide valuable construction assets for use underground, particularly in mines. It is a cementitious composite and shares many similarities with conventional concrete," he said.

Collins explained that WETCO was the instrumentation subcontractor [to GSL Electric] providing instruments and motorized valves, installing the instruments, handing the start-up and commissioning of the process controls. He noted that in addition to managing the process controls aspect of the installation, WETCO "provided all the instruments and automated valves as well as all the materials associated with the instruments including the tubing, instrument stands, air and impulse tube fittings, bench-calibrated all the instrumentation prior to delivery to the job site, installed, set up and configured the instruments and provided the field calibration and loop testing and commissioning with owner's programmer."

"We worked very closely with GSL Electric as well as with the mechanical contractor to ensure that each step of the automated process performed according to specifications," Collins added. GSL Electric's project manager for the project, Phil Capell, observed that "the project had many challenges starting in the bid stage and continued into the construction phase and throughout the start-up/close-out activities. The project design was very incomplete when the project [was] bid; throughout the duration of the project, there were constant changes and modifications being made by the owner and engineer," he said. And he added that despite these challenges "WETCO performed at the highest level of professionalism and quality that I could have asked for."

Collins said projects like the paste backfill plant are a trend in the mining industry and noted that WETCO "has the background and experience to handle more assignments like this in the future."

For more information, contact Gary Collins at WETCO at (888) 965-1360 ext. 108; or via e-mail at gcollins@wetcousa.com.

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WETCO Announces Browz Affiliation

(June 10, 2013 - Sandy, Utah)

Jon Last, president of WETCO, Inc., announced today that his firm has obtained BROWZ compliance status for its contract work for several major Intermountain mining and manufacturing entities including US Rio Tinto (Kennecott Utah Copper Division), Holcim US and Barrick Gold North America. For more than 20 years, WETCO has been designing, integrating and maintaining automated SCADA process control and chlorination systems for culinary water systems, waste water and irrigation, food processing and industrial plants and the mining and petroleum industries.

BROWZ is the leading on-line global network of safety-minded organizations that are focused on reducing the risk and costs of on-the-job injuries and complying with local, state and federal safe labor practices and regulations.

“We are happy that BROWZ has recognized WETCO for our efforts to create safe work environments both for our employees and installers and for the clients we serve,” WETCO President Jon Last said. “It is another indicator of the efforts we are making to meet the growing needs of our many clients in the Intermountain area.”

WETCO, Inc., is headquartered in Sandy, Utah, and serves the needs of its business and government clients throughout the Intermountain West, primarily in Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming.

For more information, contact Jon Last at WETCO. Inc. at 801.565.1360; or via email atjlast@wetcousa.com.

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WETCO Appoints Two to Key Positions

(December 21, 2011 - Sandy, Utah)

WETCO, Inc. president and chief operating officer, Jon Last, today announced two appointments to the company's management team: Former WETCO owner Adam Wells has been appointed vice president for operations, and Gary Collins has assumed the position of WETCO regional sales manager. Last said that the Sandy, Utah-based company provides systems and services for the automation and process control and the chemical feed industries as well as providing automated solutions and integrated controls for municipal water companies and municipalities.

"Adam has a keen understanding of the marketplace and the technology that drives this industry and will continue to be a key player in WETCO'S success," Last said. "Adam helped grow this business into what it is today, and we expect him to continue in that role."

Last also noted that "Gary is a great addition to our team and brings with him more than more than 15 years of experience in industrial controls, PLC's, SCADA Systems, valves and actuators. He has provided exemplary service to his customers in the water and waste water services, refineries, food services, pipeline and mining companies. His passion for excellence in customer service will help Wetco to achieve its goal of exceeding the expectations of our customers."

Last said that he bought WETCO because "it had the potential and all the right pieces in place to become the most valued and respected systems integrator and process controls solutions-provider in the Intermountain region. We want this to be a customer-driven organization, and that is a key reason we have retained both Adam and Gary," Last said. Jon Last acquired WETCO in October 2010 after a long career in developing and leading international businesses in the medical and manufacturing industries.

Last said he hopes this reorganization will help develop closer relationships with WETCO's existing customers and with engineering firms, general contractors and electrical contractors who serve the needs of public and private entities in the Intermountain West who depend on clean water and reliable process controls systems in their daily operations.

For more information, contact Jon Last at 801.565-1360; or via e-mail at jlast@wetcousa.com.

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