Industry News - July 2013

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California American Water president named to board

Robert MacLean, president of California American, was appointed to the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The not-for-profit organization promotes international trade and investment as well as job growth in California.

IMT names customer support manager

Iowa Mold Tooling Co., an Oshkosh Corp. company, promoted Laurie Johnson to customer support manager from manager of global procurement and supply chain.

Stormwater Maintenance and Consulting hires manager

Stormwater Maintenance and Consulting, specializing in the design, inspection, maintenance and construction of stormwater infrastructure, hired Roberto Tapia as operations manager for Northern Virginia. He will be responsible for marketing, proposal development and growth initiatives as well as overseeing field operations and project management.

Electro Scan receives product innovation award

Electro Scan received the Joseph L. Abbott Jr. Award for product innovation from the North American Society of Trenchless Technologies. The company was recognized for its contribution to the sewer rehabilitation industry.

Singer Valve adds sales managers

Singer Valve named Carlos Garcia and Clinton Smith account sales managers. Garcia has 20 years of water works experience and will be based in San Diego, Calif. Smith will be working out of Surrey, British Columbia.

FCI flowmeter receives approvals

The ST100 Series thermal mass air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components International received ATEX and IECEx approvals for safe operation in potentially hazardous environments. The enclosure is flame proof and protected from dust ignition.

RIDGID sponsors science and technology center

RIDGID is a sponsor of Zane State College’s new 46,000-square-foot advanced science and technology center. Located in Cambridge, Ohio, home of RIDGID’s North American Distribution Center, the facility is scheduled to open in 2014.

Congressman tours Advanced Drainage Systems

Rep. Robert E. Latta toured the Advanced Drainage Systems manufacturing plant in Findlay, Ohio. ADS designs and manufactures pipe and other products used in municipal storm and sanitary sewers. Latta’s visit included a tour of the plant as it was producing a large diameter, corrugated high-density polyethylene pipe used in stormwater management systems.

RapidView introduces Get Fit summer program

RapidView IBAK North America is challenging the industry to become healthier this year by sponsoring a series of fitness events. The Get Fit with RapidView Summer Program includes sprint triathlons, half marathons, half-century cycling rides and 5K running events. Participants can register at www.rapidview/getfit and receive a free pedometer to track their progress.

Pipe Restoration Technologies receives patent

Pipe Restoration Technologies received a U.S. patent for a portable heating device used for in-place restoration of smaller pipes as part of the ePIPE process.

InduSoft releases SCADA software service pack

InduSoft released a service pack for its SCADA software Web Studio v7.1. The free software is available for download at Available for InduSoft Web Studio v7.1 users, the service pack adds multi-touch development capabilities for touch-screen enabled devices. Without a keyboard or point device, users can navigate screens and issue commands for an entire system.

Brown and Caldwell names vice president, project finalist

Brown and Caldwell named Jeff Theerman vice president. He is the former executive director of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. The consulting company also is a finalist for the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for its Lake Oswego interceptor sewer project and Brightwater treatment plant in Woodinville, Wash.

SJE-Rhombus named Silver ESOP award winner

SJE-Rhombus was named a Silver ESOP award winner by The ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Association. The award recognizes companies for their work in sustaining an ESOP for 25 years. SJE-Rhombus was one of 26 corporate members to be honored by the association in 2013.

Rain for Rent, Portadam form partnership

Rain for Rent and Portadam have formed a partnership, offering temporary cofferdam dewatering for construction, remediation, rehabilitation, flood protection and in-water inspection.

Hydraulic Institute names directors, officers

The Hydraulic Institute named its officers for 2013 and new board of directors. Dean Douglas, Dover Pump Solutions Group, remains chairman of the board and Dennis Wierzbicki, Grundfos, remains president. New board members include Michael S. Cropper, Sulzer Pumps; John Miersma, Iwaki America; and Andrew Warrington, Peerless Pump Co. Cropper also was elected vice president, technical affairs; Miersma will remain vice president, member services; and Warrington will remain vice president, knowledge and education. Additional board members include Suellen Torregrosa, Milton Roy; Tom Grove, AESSEAL; George Harris, Hydro; Bob Hendricks, Flowserve Corp.; Rich Heppe, Nidec Motor Co.; Robert Pagano Jr., ITT-Industrial Process; Gary Witt, Pentair; John White Jr., TACCO, and Jeff Wiemelt, Sundyne. Al Huber, Dennis Ziegler and Ken Napolitano, past presidents of the institute, will remain ex-officio members of the board. The institute also recognized David McKinstry, Colfax Fluid Handling, as its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Sauereisen names controller, regional manager

Sauereisen promoted Maureen E. Bankert to controller and Pete J. Jansen to Midwest regional manager. He will be responsible for Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

VAC2GO moves to new location

VAC2GO vacuum truck rental company relocated its Kentucky office to 2112 Button Lane, LaGrange, Ky. The new location rents air movers, liquid vacuum trucks and combination units. The location serves Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana. The company also named JC Spalding business development manager. He will oversee Midwest regional sales and day-to-day operations.

Logiball celebrates 30th anniversary

Logiball celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Founded in 1983, the company provides test and seal packers, reinforced multisized plugs and carrier packers for sectional liners, lateral cleaning equipment and specialized tools for the rehabilitation and maintenance of collection systems.


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