February Industry News

Radiodetection Sponsors Locate Rodeo; Advanced Waste Receives Permit Modification; Godwin Pumps Changes Name to Xylem Dewatering Solutions; Vacon to Deliver Drives for Winches in Norway; Star Pipe Names CEO, President, Managers; TRIC Tools Moves to New Headquarters; Insituform Completes Internal Reorganization; Neenah Names VP, Expands Distribution

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Radiodetection Sponsors Locate Rodeo

Radiodetection is a Diamond Sponsor of the 10th Annual International Locate Rodeo. The event recognizes the competitive skills of locate technicians in the United States and Canada. Each competitor must perform three locates in a division of their choice (gas, water, power, telcom). A bonus three-minute event tests the skills of competitors on a complex locate involving at least three different lines.


Advanced Waste Receives Permit Modification

Advanced Waste Services’ residual waste processing facility in New Castle, Pa., received a modification to its solid waste permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The permit modification will allow the company to accept for processing municipal waste generated from residential, commercial or institutional sources that exhibit characteristics similar to residual waste through the Form U Process, including car wash sediments, service station oils and coolants, municipal wastewater treatment sludges and nonhazardous chemical discharges.


Godwin Pumps Changes Name to Xylem Dewatering Solutions

Godwin Pumps of America Inc. changed its name to Xylem Dewatering Solutions Inc., effective Jan. 1. Godwin will remain the brand name for the company’s Dri-Prime series of pumps.


Vacon to Deliver Drives for Winches in Norway

AC drive manufacturer Vacon will deliver liquid-cooled AC drives for active heave-compensated winches onboard a Norwegian-built inspection, maintenance and repair ship. Delivery of the 17 drives is scheduled for March.


Star Pipe Names CEO, President, Managers

Star Pipe Products named Ramesh Bhutada chief executive officer and chairman, promoting Dan McCutcheon to president. Navin Bhargava was promoted to executive vice president in charge of procurement, while Jason O’Nan was promoted to vice president in charge of sales and marketing. Pete Lisowski was promoted to national sales manager, Doug Allen was promoted to Southeast Division manager, Rich Mazur joined the sales team as territory manager for New England and upstate New York. Brian Pokropski joined the company as territory manager for the Mid-Atlantic area, Brian Kilgore joined the sales team as territory manager for Arizona, Southern Utah and Nevada and Jerry Hughes joined the sales team as territory manager for the Mid-Central area.


TRIC Tools Moves to New Headquarters

TRIC Tools Inc. has moved from Alameda, Calif., to its new headquarters near the Oakland International Airport. The building enables the company to consolidate operations, including a new research and development facility.


Insituform Completes Internal Reorganization

Insituform Technologies Inc. completed an internal reorganization where Delaware parent holding company, Aegion Corp., was created to provide corporate and administrative services for its operating subsidiaries (Insituform Technologies, The Bayou Companies, Corrpro Companies, United Pipeline Systems, CRTS, Fibrwrap Construction Services and Fyfe). In the new structure, Aegion replaces Insituform as the public company. Insituform and its former direct subsidiaries are now direct subsidiaries of Aegion.


Neenah Names VP, Expands Distribution

Neenah Enterprises Inc. named Thomas A. Walton vice president-construction sales and operation. Walton brings 20 years of management, foundry operations and municipal sales to his position. The company also opened a distribution center in Stoughton, Mass., serving customers in the New England region. The center will carry materials for most municipal casting projects.


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