Industry News - November 2010

ISCO Launches Pipe Products Web Site; Sewer Equipment Co. Builds 5,000th Machine; I.T. Awarded WSSC Pipeline Inspection Software Contract; AbTech’s Smart Sponge Receives EPA Approval; Pure Technologies Purchases PPIC; Wastewater Organizations Produce Management Document; Joy Purchases EasyCAM Sewer Inspection Equipment; RS Technik Launches Web Site; Schier Products Moves to Kansas

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ISCO Launches Pipe Products Web Site

ISCO Industries launched a new pipe products Web site, The interactive site features a technical library, products and services information, and animation of various pipe fusion and installation procedures. Other features include a newsroom, image gallery, market information and Frequently Asked Questions section.

Sewer Equipment Co. Builds 5,000th Machine

Sewer Equipment Co. of America produced its 5,000th sewer cleaner in August. The 800-HPR truck jet was built at the company’s Chadwick, Ill., production facility and sold by Jack Doheny Supplies of Michigan to the Oakland County Water Resources Commission in Pontiac, Mich. The fully enclosed and heated truck jet features an extendable/retractable hose reel.

I.T. Awarded WSSC Pipeline Inspection Software Contract

Infrastructure Technologies was awarded a CCTV inspection software contract in June for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in Laurel, Md. I.T. will provide infrastructure support for implementation of the new application, including hardware, software installation, configuration and training.

AbTech’s Smart Sponge Receives EPA Approval

AbTech Industries’ Smart Sponge Plus technology has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the reduction of harmful coliform bacteria in stomwater runoff.

Pure Technologies Purchases PPIC

Pure Technologies Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, concluded the purchase of The Pressure Pipe Inspection Co. in August for $34.9 million (Canadian) and common stock. PPIC is a privately held pipeline condition assessment company headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with revenues of $14.6 million in fiscal year 2009. Dr. Brian Mergelas, former PPIC chief executive officer, has been named Pure’s senior vice president, corporate strategy and development.

Wastewater Organizations Produce Management Document

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Public Works Association have collaborated to produce the Core Attributes of Effectively Managed Wastewater Collection Systems. The 34-page document promotes good engineering practices to managing and operating separate sanitary collection systems. The document can be downloaded at

Joy Purchases EasyCAM Sewer Inspection Equipment

Rick Joy has purchased EasyCAM Sewer Inspection Equipment and will be headquartered in Naples, Fla.

RS Technik Launches Web Site

RS Technik has launched a new product, training and services Web site, www., for trenchless pipe rehabilitation and repair. The English and German language site will soon include Spanish, French and Italian versions.

Schier Products Moves to Kansas

Schier Products in July moved its drain line production and shipping operations to 9500 Woodend Road, Edwardsville, Kan., near Kansas City. The producer of grease and solids interceptors had been located in Wisconsin the past 40 years.


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