Here's a quick roundup of recent industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.


TRIC Tools hosted four engineers from the Sedapal Water & Sewer Authority, the Peruvian state-owned water utility in Lima. TRIC introduced the group in June to its manufacturing process and new municipal pipe bursting developments. Sedapal is executing a $3.25 billion plan to bring 100 percent water and sanitation coverage to Lima and neighboring areas.

John Deere awarded equipment contract
John Deere was awarded a three-year construction equipment contract from the National Purchasing Partners Government Division. The NPPGov contract gives public and nonprofit entities access to John Deere’s products through simplified cooperative purchasing.

JWC Environmental names senior vice president
JWC Environmental promoted Greg Guard to senior vice president of global sales. He will direct global sales initiatives and strategies.

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Jetstream of Houston celebrates 40th anniversary
Jetstream of Houston celebrates 40 years in the industry this year. Since its founding in 1976, the company has focused on providing customers worldwide with a range of high-pressure waterblasting equipment, trailer-mounted pumps and accessories.

RapidView appoints sales manager and training expert
RapidView IBAK North America named Richie Notz sales manager for the Southern U.S. and U.S. Caribbean Islands. Notz has past experience in customer training and operation of IBAK equipment. Chad Pugh was appointed training and installation expert. Pugh has 24 years of experience in the manufacturing industry.

SAK Construction hires VP of human resources
SAK Construction named Melva Pete vice president of human resources. She has years of experience in human resources and a diverse corporate background.

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Hydra-Flex finalist in Minnesota Manufacturing Awards
Hydra-Flex was a best-in-class finalist for the Minnesota Manufacturing Awards. Hydra-Flex is part of the Small Company class for businesses with less than 50 employees.

Federal Signal expands service center
Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group completed the expansion of its service center in Leeds, Alabama. The facility houses all operations related to parts, Jetstream support, blower rebuild and shipping. The expansion includes a truck loading dock and improves efficiency of inventory handling, shipping and parts pulling by 25 percent.

Isuzu opens Center of Excellence training facility
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America opened its first Center of Excellence in northeast Pennsylvania. The complex includes a 100,000-square-foot parts distribution center and a 30,000-square-foot training and technical assistance facility.

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