July Industry News

Grote Names Draper Marketing Manager; Pure Technologies Names McDonald Regional Manager; KROHNE Posts Leak Detection Vodcast; Workers Return at General Wire; RIDGID Promotion Raises $8,000 for PHCC; McElroy Adds International Distributors; Godwin Presents Check to Boys, Girls Clubs; Wachs Opens Canada Office, Adds Managers

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Grote Names Draper Marketing Manager

Tom Draper has joined Grote Industries as marketing manager. He will be responsible for all marketing activities, including corporate branding and advertising. Draper brings 35 years of experience to his position.


Pure Technologies Names McDonald Regional Manager

Pure Technologies named Bethany McDonald, P.E., west coast regional manager. She has 15 years experience in engineering consulting, infrastructure condition assessment and the oil and gas industries. McDonald has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Tulane University.


KROHNE Posts Leak Detection Vodcast

KROHNE Inc. has posted a vodcast about leak detection strategies. The video explains how to select the correct leak detection system for a particular application. It can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRXv-qqQnLo.


Workers Return at General Wire

Members of the United Steel Workers Union returned to work June 13 at General Wire Spring Co., parent company of General Pipe Cleaners, after a 14-week strike. David Silverman, executive vice president of Global Sales, thanked customers and sales representatives for their patience and support. Assisted by temporary workers, General continued to take and fill orders during the negotiations.


RIDGID Promotion Raises $8,000 for PHCC

RIDGID donated $8,101 from its Invest in Your Future promotion to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association Education Foundation. Proceeds were raised by selling customized K-1500 sectional drain cleaning machines on eBay. The Top Fuel Drain Eliminator raised more than $4,500. It also was voted Best in Show by attendees at the Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo. The American Power machine raised over $2,000 and the Venom machine raised $1,500. Bruce Francisco of Pikeville, Ky., was randomly selected the winner of a K-1500 sectional machine from among the best machine voters.


McElroy Adds International Distributors

McElroy has added OPD Solutions of Norway and Gulf Services and Industrial Supplies Co. LLC of Oman to its network of international distributors. OPD is a distributor of polyethylene pipe in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Gulf Services, a division of Arabia Holding Group KSC, is a supplier of industrial equipment for the wastewater, gas and oil industries.


Godwin Presents Check to Boys, Girls Clubs

Godwin Pumps presented a check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gloucester County, New Jersey. The clubs serve youths ages 6 to 18.


Wachs Opens Canada Office, Adds Managers

Wachs Water Services opened a regional office in Burlington, Ont., Can. The office will be a regional hub for project management, field technicians, partner training and customer support. The company also named William Jappy region business development manager for Canada with a focus on the Atlantic, Central and Prairie provinces, and Doug Roy western region business development manager. He will be responsible for accounts in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alberta.


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