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.


Blue-White Industries elects VP of operations
Blue-White Industries’ board of directors announced the election of Bill McDowell to the position of vice president of operations. With the company for 32 years, he has held the positions of plant maintenance supervisor, engineer and sales engineer.

Subsite announces award winners
Subsite Electronics recognized Ditch Witch of Georgia’s Brent Goodman and Ditch Witch of the Rockies’ Troy Kynaston with the top salesman awards at the annual Ditch Witch Sales Conference held in Orlando, Florida.

Legacy Building Solutions receives Merit Award
Legacy Building Solutions received the Merit Award from the Design-Build Association – Upper Midwest Region for the IEI Barge Services project. The building measures 63,020 square feet and is located on the banks of the Mississippi River in East Dubuque, Illinois. The Merit Award is given for following the principles of design/build construction and finding innovative solutions for project challenges.

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Trelleborg appoints sales director
Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation has named Tim Van Putten as sales director for pipe, connector and manhole seals. Based in Lelystad, Netherlands, he will lead business development for sealing systems with a focus on expanding international sales and customer relationships.

PIP adds to sales team
Protective Industrial Products announced that Matt Moseley joined the team as a national account manager and will be responsible for Airgas, Anixter, DGI/DoAll, Staples and Veritiv. PIP also announced the appointment of Carlos Melo as regional sales manager for New York and New England.

Enerpac Integrated Solutions now Heavy Lifting Technology
Enerpac Integrated Solutions changed its name to Heavy Lifting Technology. A manufacturer of high-pressure hydraulic products, the company has 28 offices in 22 countries and over 1,000 employees.

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JLG wins 2017 EquipmentWatch awards
JLG Industries announced its engine-powered articulating boom lifts, engine-powered scissor lifts and SkyTrak telehandlers won awards in EquipmentWatch’s 2017 Highest Retained Value program. The award is presented based on residual values for heavy equipment.

John Deere, LHP Telematics announce collaboration
John Deere and LHP Telematics are joining together to further advance the proficiencies of John Deere WorkSight and JDLink data, allowing customers to access data from all machines in a fleet from one location. As part of the collaboration, John Deere customers will have direct access to information such as meter readings, locations, fault codes, utilization hours and fuel consumption for the fleet, regardless of the manufacturer.

Komatsu wins 2017 EquipmentWatch awards
Komatsu America announced it was named a 2017 winner in EquipmentWatch’s annual Highest Retained Value awards program. The WA320 wheel loader, GD655 motor grader and BX50 forklift lines were the recognized model series for the awards.

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Polston Applied Technologies now U.S. Submergent Technologies
U.S. Submergent Technologies is the new name of the wastewater system maintenance company previously known as Polston Applied Technologies. All company phone numbers will remain the same, emails will reach corresponding staff and the new website is www.ussubmergent.com.


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