Industry News - April 2014

Industry News - April 2014
Cretex Specialty Products named Robin Wolf Eastern regional manager.

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Aquatherm names distributors

Aquatherm named BWA South Co., Shamrock Sales, Mega Western and Westway Sales Manufacturers Representatives as distributors for its polypropylene pipe. The company now has 28 distributors covering the United States and Canada.

Perma-Liner receives pipeliner patent

Perma-Liner Industries received a patent for its scrim-enforced pipe liner. The liners are made from a lamination that includes a sealing layer, strength layer, support layer and barrier layer.

Trelleborg celebrates factory expansion

Trelleborg celebrated the opening of its expanded manufacturing facility in Skelmersdale, England. The 4,150-square-meter (44,670 square feet) addition houses production of polymer and syntactic foam-based products for the offshore oil and gas industry.

ADS polypropylene pipe receives Ontario approval

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation approved ADS polypropylene pipe for gravity flow sewer and water applications. The new standards and specifications denote dual and triple wall polypropylene (PP) pipe, in addition to previously approved high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in diameters of 100 to 1,500 mm.

Singer Valve receives NSF 372 certification

Singer Valve received NSF 372 certification for low lead content in its control valves. Singer uses high-quality stainless steel for the wetted areas of its valves.

Juniper Systems offers extended service plans

Juniper Systems offers Complete Care Gold and Platinum extended service plans that provide additional benefits beyond its standard manufacturer’s warranty. The Gold plan provides normal wear and tear coverage, shorter repair times and expedited return shipping. The Platinum plan includes accidental damage coverage and loaner unit option. Both plans are available in one-, three- and five-year increments.

McElroy adds distributors

McElroy named R & B Company of San Jose, Calif.; Miami International Machinery and Equipment Corp. of Medley, Fla.; and SOFIPO of Moscow, Russia, as domestic and international distributors for its pipe fusion products.

Klein receives tool award

Klein Tools was named Hand Tool Brand of the Year by readers of Tools in Action online magazine. Klein received 38 percent of the vote.

Cretex Specialty Products names regional manager

Cretex Specialty Products named Robin Wolf Eastern regional manager. She will oversee sales and marketing for the Cretex product lineup and provide support for contractors and municipalities in 23 states.

SAK president named most valuable professional

Jerry Shaw, president of SAK Construction, received the 2014 Most Valuable Professional award from the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA). SAK maintains and restores aging water, sanitary and oil and gas pipelines.

National Pump & Compressor opens Louisiana branch

National Pump & Compressor opened a branch in Lake Charles, La. The company’s 32nd location primarily serves the refining and municipal industries. Austin Swindle will manage the branch. Daniel Legnion is the local sales representative. The Texas-based company provides pumps, compressors, dryers and related equipment for sale and rent.

Industry loses a pioneer

Francis “David” Magill Jr., Avanti International CEO, lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 19. David was a dedicated businessman and an early pioneer of the trenchless technology industry. He was Avanti’s first employee and the company’s first president, and he purchased controlling interest of the company in 1988. The company is now under the leadership of David’s son, Daniel Magill.

Lee Supply, Tyco-Grinnell form partnership

Lee Supply Company of Charleroi, Pa., has partnered with Tyco-Grinnell, producer of piping systems, fittings and accessories. Lee provides municipalities and the mining industry with pipe and pumping systems, custom fabrication, fusion equipment sales, service and rentals.



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