Industry News - January 2014

Industry News - January 2014
Franklin Electric relocates headquarters

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Trelleborg acquires cryogenic technology

Trelleborg’s Industrial Solutions business area acquired SBM Offshore’s cryogenic hose system technology. The acquisition will enable the company to expand its equipment offerings for the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) market.

Franklin Electric relocates headquarters

Franklin Electric relocated to its new World Headquarters and Engineering Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. The 118,800-square-foot facility houses the company’s 245 employees with room for future growth, as well as a 24,000-square-foot testing lab.

FCS names leak detection distributor

Fluid Conservation Systems named Utility Services Association its distributor for leak detection products in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana.

HD Supply Waterworks launches website

HD Supply Waterworks launched its redesigned website at The product site is mobile enabled.

Brown and Caldwell names executive vice president

Brown and Caldwell named Richard D’Amato executive vice president and private sector enterprise leader. He will be based at the company’s Denver, Colo., office.

Hanson names vice presidents, engineer honored

Scott Szwejbka was named senior vice president of Hanson Pipe & Precast, manufacturer of concrete pipe and precast products. He replaces Mark Carpenter, who was promoted to lead Hanson Engineered Products, a division of Hanson Building Products North America. Hanson Pressure Pipe also named Ken Primavera, P.E., vice president of sales and engineering. Oliver Delery, Louisiana and Mississippi sales manager and engineer for Hanson Pipe & Precast, received ASTM’s Award of Merit and fellowship for leadership and service to Committee C13 (concrete pipe) and his contributions to the development of standards for concrete pipe.

Jack Doheny merges with Jet-Vac

Jack Doheny Companies completed its merger with business affiliate Jet-Vac of Wharton, N.J. The merger provides financial and managerial support, enabling the company to be more responsive to customers in the Northeast. Ty Rose was named general manager for the 15,000-square-foot, eight-bay Wharton facility. Groundbreaking is scheduled for spring. The facility will double the size of the service center and triple the size of the parts department. JDC has sold sewer cleaning, DOT-certified vacuum trucks, pipeline inspection and other related equipment since 1972.

GapVax launches anniversary website

GapVax launched its redesigned website,, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The easy-to-navigate site includes equipment, parts and contact information.

HOBAS Pipe adds field support representatives

HOBAS Pipe USA added Michael Jensen and David Tisdale as field support representatives. They will be based in Houston, Texas.

Dewberry adds project manager

Dewberry named Edward Umbrell, P.E., project manager of its water resources service line in Gainesville, Va. He will be responsible for leading water resources design projects in the mid-Atlantic region for both private- and public-sector clients.

Vac2Go names manager, adds to fleet

Vac2Go named Jason Harville Southeast territory manager and added 2014 Guzzler Classics with HXX hydroexcavation packages to its fleet. The trucks, with 28-inch HG blower for wet/dry industrial cleaning, 18-yard debris body, telescoping boom and 600-gallon water tank will service the company’s Rock Hill, S.C., Hopewell, Va., and LaGrange, Ky., locations.


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