Industry News - October 2008

Logiball Celebrates 25th Anniversary; Federal Signal Expands Dealership; WJTA Offers Vacuum Safety Seminar; Simple Solutions Adds Distributors; Pump Systems and Hydraulic Institute Offer Guidebook; CRC Press Releases Book on Wetland Treatment System

Logiball Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Logiball, which manufactures trenchless rehabilitation and collection system maintenance equipment, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Roger Bissonnette, P.E., founded Logiball in 1983 to provide equipment for his trenchless rehabilitation company, Renovation Aqua. Since then, Logiball has been providing test and seal packers, reinforced multisized plugs, carrier packers for sectional liners, lateral cleaning equipment and specialized tools for the rehabilitation and maintenance of collection systems.

Federal Signal Expands Dealership

Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group, Elgin, Ill., has added Trans Iowa Equipment Inc. of Ankeny, Iowa, and Nebraska Environmental Products of Lincoln, Neb., to its group of authorized sales and service dealers for Elgin Sweeper and Vactor Manufacturing. The dealers also offer full parts inventory, service, road service and rentals.

WJTA Offers Vacuum Safety Seminar

The WaterJet Technology Association will present “Safe Operation of Industrial Vacuum Equipment” on Oct. 16 at the Clarion Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The seminar will teach contractors how to get the most out of their industrial vacuum equipment by maximizing safety and enhancing production. The seminar combines classroom training, a step-by-step overview of vacuum trucks and components using wet, dry and combo machines onsite, and “ask the experts” roundtable sessions. The seminar is designed for vacuum equipment owners, operators, contractors and in-plant managers who contract for industrial vacuum services.

Vactor/Guzzler’s Phil Stein will review industrial vacuum loaders. Topics range from operation to potential problems and safety issues. Gary Toothe, training manager for Thompson Industrial Services LLC, will cover job setup, maximizing production on the jobsite, problems with mixing materials, and case studies. Ravel Ammerman, a lecturer at the Colorado School of Mines, will discuss electrical hazards, including high-voltage hazards, overhead power lines, trailing cables and proper grounding and bonding. For more information, call 314/241-1445, e-mail, or visit

Simple Solutions Adds Distributors

Simple Solutions LLC, makers of the Wolverine brand of activated carbon filters, has added new distributors: Carleton Environmental Services, Richmond, Ontario; Missouri Water and Wastewater Products, Camdenton, Mo.; and YTG, Yemen Technical Group, Sana’a, Haddah, Yemen.

Pump Systems and Hydraulic Institute Offer Guidebook

Optimizing Pumping Systems: A Guide to Improved Efficiency, Reliability, and Profitability from Pump Systems Matter and the Hydraulic Institute is a 250-page reference based on the collaborative efforts of 22 industry experts. The book includes graphics, illustrations and reference tables covering a range of topics, including pump fundamentals, pump and system interaction, calculating cost of ownership, improving the performance of existing pump systems, optimizing new designs and pumping system economics. For more information, call 973/267-9700, or visit

CRC Press Releases Book on Wetland Treatment System

Written by Scott Wallace and Robert Kadlec, the 1,016-page Treatment Wetlands: Second Edition, available through CRC Press, features advances in the planning, design and performance of wetland treatment systems for water pollution control and wastewater treatment. The volume includes detailed information on wetland ecology, performance data, wastewater characterization, procedures for analyzing hydraulics, and more. For more information, call 651/255-5050, or visit


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