Industry News - September 2012

Industry News - September 2012

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Baldwin Filters plant receives safety award

Baldwin Filters' Gothenburg plant received the Safety Spirit Award for 2011 from the Nebraska Safety Council. The award is based on training activities, safety committee activities, sustainability and current year statistics. Baldwin Filters, a CLARCOR company, produces 6,000 lube, air, fuel, hydraulic, coolant and transmission filtration products.

Aqua-Chem names CFO, applications engineer

Aqua-Chem named Thomas Gillcrist chief financial officer and Ron Shook pharmaceutical applications engineer.

InduSoft offers online training series

InduSoft is offering an online training series for its InduSoft Web Studio 7.1 HMI/SCADA software. Two training modules offer instruction on subjects ranging from alarms to trends. The first module provides instruction on installation, tags, drivers and screen groups. The second module covers instruction for active objects, animations, trends and alarms. The videos can be streamed or downloaded with iPads and Android tablets that have Flash or MP4 support from

Cobalt-free AOC resin receives NSF certification

Vipel F010-H2O-00 vinyl ester from AOC earned certification for NSF/ANSI 61: Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects from NSF International. The resin is used as a coating in tanks that hold 4,000 gallons or more and piping at least 6 inches in diameter.

Guardair acquires Allen Gasket

Guardair, manufacturer of tools and accessories for the industrial maintenance, repair and operations market, acquired Allen Gasket Cutting Machine Co. of New Bedford, Mass. Allen will be absorbed into the Allpax Gasket Cutter Systems Division of Guardair's Chicopee, Mass., headquarters.

ABB offers product brochure

The Flow Measurement Solutions publication from ABB Measurement Products can be downloaded at The brochure features a range of flow measurement products and discussion on a common HMI (human machine interface) platform that enables users to configure, integrate and maintain ABB flow products.

Aqua Blast marks 50th anniversary

Aqua Blast celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The maker of pressure washing machines was founded by Paul Gerber in February 1962. Located in Bluffton, Ind., Gerber sold the company to Phil Kaehr in 1984. Former employees Bob Heyerly and David Tumbleson acquired the company in 1985 and later moved it to Decatur, Ind. The business expanded into international sales, with Heyerly, upon his retirement, selling his portion of the company to Tumbleson in 2008.

Lechler publishes spray product catalog

The Lechler Catalog 500 features spray products and accessories as well as information on spray system design, material options, conversion tables, product differentiation and a new section on lances and nozzle headers. The catalog can be downloaded at

RS Lining Systems receives NSF-61 certification

RS BlueLine cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) system for pressure pipe rehabilitation received certification to NSF/ANSI 61: Drinking Water System Components-Health Effects by NSF International. RS BlueLine is installed by Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR) and approved for the renewal of all municipal pressure pipe systems, including drinking water mains, transmission lines and force mains.

Dewberry promotes Kalaf to associate VP

Steve Kalaf, based in Dewberry's Fairfax, Va., office was promoted to associate vice president, water resources consulting. He has 30 years of experience, including quality management, flood hazard/risk analysis and mapping. He is considered a national expert in the Coastal Barrier Resources System.

RapidView team completes triathlon

RapidView team members completed the June Manitou Monster Triathlon in Rochester, Ind. The event included a 400-meter swim, 13-mile bike ride and 5K run. Twelve employees and family
members participated as part of the company's ongoing program
to encourage fitness and exercise.

Vacuworx names Leslie Equipment
Dealer of the Year

Vacuworx named Leslie Equipment Co. Dealer of the Year at the company's annual sales meeting. Leslie Equipment is a family-owned equipment sales and rental business serving West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.


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