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SSPMA welcomes Superior Pump, holds spring meeting

The Sump and Sewage Pump Mfg. Association (SSPMA) welcomed Superior Pump of Minneapolis to its membership. Superior manufactures sump, sewage, effluent, utility and backup pumps.

The association also held its spring meeting in February in Indianapolis. The program featured four plumbing contractor representatives from the Indiana Association of Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors. Topics included industry trends, pump distribution, training and education needs for employees and time demands for handling service calls.


CSI Controls’ representative expands territory

The 419 Group LLC expanded its CSI territory, becoming the wholesale factory representative for CSI Controls customers in North and South Carolina. The group has served as CSI’s representative in Virginia.


Draincables Direct 2012 catalog

Draincables Direct released its 2012 product catalog. In addition to drain cables, the catalog contains information on cable accessories, including blades, holders, gloves, jetter hoses and nozzles.


Researchers help predict service life of wastewater pipeline

Professor Ossama Salem, Yabroudi chair of sustainable civil infrastructures and professor of construction engineering and management at Syracuse University’s L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and his Ph.D. student Baris Salman developed statistical prediction models using data obtained from the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, to generate deterioration models that will help in the decision-making process regarding future infrastructure development. The article in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Journal of Infrastructure Systems can be found at www.ascelibrary.org/iso/resource/1/jitsxx/v1/i1/p45_s1?isAuthorized=no.


IVIS Inc. joins NORDPIPE group

IVIS Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, became the fifth installation partner for NORDPIPE, a trenchless technology for the rehabilitation of water mains. IVIS provides inspection, cleaning, rehabilitation, excavation and underground utilities locating.


Vac-Con manufactures 6,000th unit

Vac-Con Inc. manufactured its 6,000th unit, a custom built, dual-blower XX-Cavator, completed in March. The machine was built for Multi-Construction Services of Gotmley, Ontario, and is the fourth of its kind.


Footage awarded quality standard

Footage Tools Inc. was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev C quality standard.


Open Spatial acquires Munsys product

Open Spatial completed the acquisition of the Munsys Inc. product and all associated trademarks and patents. Open Spatial of Sydney, Australia, now controls the sales and support business of Munsys in North America, Africa and Australia. Munsys in North America will trade under the Open Spatial brand.


Harris Utilities names DiMurro president

Harris Computer Systems named Rob DiMurro president of Harris Utilities, the company’s utility specialist business group. DiMurro has been a Harris executive since 1999.


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