Industry News - March 2014

Industry News - March 2014
Aquatherm launches website

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RIDGID launches enhanced website

RIDGID launched, a single, global company website with responsive design that enables it to work on any Internet-enabled device. The website dynamically scales larger and smaller, depending on the device and its orientation, and enables users to review, rate and ask questions about specific products.

PRIMEX adds sales engineer

PRIMEX, formerly Control Works, hired Perry Baldwin as sales engineer. Based in Milford, Ohio, Baldwin has 30 years of engineering experience and 10 years experience in the wastewater control panel industry.

Hyundai sends aid to Philippines

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, Hyundai Construction Equipment’s parent company, donated $200,000 via the Korean Red Cross in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which caused catastrophic damage to the Philippines. The company also dispatched a 21-ton class excavator, backhoe loader and operators to the area to assist in recovery efforts.

Bilco’s single-leaf smoke vents receive UL approval

The Bilco Co.’s Type SV single-leaf, automatic smoke vents received UL approval per the UL 793 standard for automatically operated roof vents for smoke and heat.

Aquatherm launches website

Aquatherm redesigned its website, The site features training videos, navigable case studies, products and industry certifications.

Pipe Restoration Technologies receives Spanish patent

Pipe Restoration Technologies, makers of the ePIPE product line, received Spanish patent 2099581 for methods and systems for relining and sealing pipe systems in place.

HOBAS Pipe certified for Canada drinking water

HOBAS Pipe USA gained inclusion on the Bureau de normalization de Quebec’s (BNQ) list of certified products, processes and services. BNQ is a member organization of the National Standards System of Canada and acts as a partner to business, industry and public and regulatory bodies for the purpose of improving the quality of products, processes and services, as well as their acceptance in all markets.

ADS adds fourth production line

Advanced Drainage Systems added a fourth manufacturing line to its Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Quebec, plant to produce large diameter, open profile pipe from 900 to 1,500 mm. The facility is certified to produce N-12 corrugated HDPE pipe diameter from 100 to 900 mm with minimum pipe stiffness. It also is capable of making the company’s SaniTite HP polypropylene pipe.

Burns & McDonnell hires regional manager

Burns & McDonnell named Della Schall Young regional manager in the environmental studies and permitting practice. She will provide services in Minnesota and surrounding states related to federal, state and local water resources, stormwater and environmental planning and permitting.

Wastequip names division presidents, vice president

Wastequip promoted John Defenbaugh to mobile division president. He will be responsible for sales and operation of the Galbreath, Pioneer, Mountain Tarp and Parts Place brands. Shawn King was named president of Wastequip’s technical division and will focus on growing market share for compactors and balers. Tim Phanco was named vice president of sales for Toter.

Joe Johnson Equipment opens Texas location

Joe Johnson Equipment opened a location in Beaumont, Texas, to serve the Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi, Texas, to New Orleans, La. JJE supplies equipment to the industrial cleaning market, including hydroexcavators, industrial vacs, horizontal directional drilling and trenching products.


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