Industry News - February 2013

Industry News - February 2013
CUES opens Midwest service branch

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Smith & Loveless releases pumping system catalog

Smith & Loveless released Pumping SOLUTIONS 4.0. The pumping systems catalog includes specifications, technical drawings and literature. The catalog can be ordered by calling 800/892-9122 or visiting the company website at

Super Products produces capability guide

Super Products is offering a product guide for its Mud Dog hydroexcavator line. The guide provides a side-by-side comparison chart and detailed information on its 6.5-, 10-, 12- and 16-yard debris capacity units, as well as available options. A version of the guide can be viewed at

Purafil hires water, wastewater market specialist

Purafil named Ni Wei, also known as Wills Ni, water-wastewater market specialist for Asia, serving as a central communication point for customers and manufacturing representatives relating to wastewater sales in China. His responsibilities will progressively include Southeast Asia, covering Japan and Korea.

Warren Rupp promotes vice presidents

IDEX Corp. and Warren Rupp promoted Bill Jones to vice president of operations, East Asia, promoted Shawn Fortune to vice president of supply chain and operations, and promoted Shane Wiltanger to director of operations, responsible for management of the Warren Rupp factory. Jones will be responsible for the IDEX Technology Services facility in Suzhou, China, and Fortune will be responsible for the manufacturing process, including the sourcing, purchasing and inventory management functions of Warren Rupp.

Electric Eel offers cable, tool selection guide

Electric Eel Mfg. Co. is offering a two-page guide for matching the right cable and cleaning tool for its line of drain and sewer cleaning machines. The guide is available at or by emailing

CUES opens Midwest service branch

CUES opened a Midwest service branch at 2325 Parklawn Drive, Suite K, Waukesha, Wis. The facility includes drive-in service and loaner equipment inventory.

Xylem acquires Heartland Pump

Xylem acquired privately held Heartland Pump Rental and Sales. Heartland, based in Carterville, Ill., has been a partner with Godwin in dewatering pump rental, services and systems design since 1995. Godwin is part of the Xylem group. Heartland has 100 employees with branches in Indiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Terms of the transaction were not revealed.

PSG opens China manufacturing facility

Pump Solutions Group opened a manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China. The 11,000-square-meter facility includes pump manufacturing and testing, a hydraulic lab for on-site product testing, a training room and a product showroom.

FCI releases CD product, services catalog

The FCI flow/level measurement product and services catalog CD from Fluid Components International assists engineers in specifying the correct flow, level or temperature instrument for improving plant process control lines or increasing OEM equipment performance. The catalog is available at

IPR hires business development manager

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation hired Scott Pannell as business development manager for its southeast region, including the Carolinas,
eastern Tennessee and southern Virginia. He has 20 years experience in sales, marketing and management within the civil engineering products industry.

Mueller Systems, Internap form partnership

Mueller Systems, provider of water infrastructure products and advanced metering systems for water and gas, partnered with hosting services company Internap to provide reliable and secure access to metering data through the advanced metering infrastructure network.

SJE-Rhombus names Thomas CEO

SJE-Rhombus named David Thomas chief executive officer, replacing Laurie Lewandowski, who retired. Thomas had been president/director of Standard Products. Lewandowski joined the company 31 years ago, serving as president, vice president of marketing, purchasing director and IT director. She has seen the company grow from a garage assembly operation to a global business with six locations and 100-percent employee ownership.

Trimble, Bentley form alliance

Bentley Systems, an infrastructure software company, and Trimble, provider of connection construction for building contractors, formed an alliance to further the connection between the virtual and physical environments for infrastructure projects.

General Pipe releases product catalog

General Pipe Cleaners released a catalog of its power and manual drain cleaning equipment and accessories for clearing lines from 1 1/4 to 10 inches in diameter. The catalog can be viewed at

Hino approved for California hybrid incentive

The 2013MY Class 5 195h diesel electric cabover from Hino Trucks is approved by the California Air Resources Board and eligible for the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) for the deployment of hybrid and zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and vehicle technologies.

TRIC Tools names municipal sales director

TRIC Tools named Bob Greiner as director of municipal sales. He has 20 years of engineering, sales and management experience.

Mesa Water hires financial service manager

Mesa Consolidated Water District, Costa Mesa, Calif., hired Roger J. Galli as financial services manager. He is responsible for the district's $37 million budget, accounting and budget preparation, financial reporting, investments, purchasing and payroll.

Singer Valve opens China factory

Singer Valve opened a factory in China and hired Li Jun as general manager. The 20,000-square-foot plant, located north of Shanghai, manufactures control valves for the water and construction industries in China, Malaysia and UAE.

Perma-Liner epoxy passes chlorine test

Perma-Liner formulated epoxy passed testing for chlorine resistance. Conducted by HTS Pipe Consultants, testing was performed in accordance with ASTM F1216, ASTM D543, ASTM D2122 and ASTM D770 methods.


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